FRENCH OAK

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FRENCH ORIGIN OAK MANUFACTURED IN INDONESIA

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FRENCH FOREST

WildOak logs are selected from Tronçais (a French National forest), grown in the Allier region in deep rich loamy soils. These excellent growing conditions produce very rapid growth with minimal lateral expansion resulting in an extremely tight grain.

Harvesting French Oak from these regions is vital to ensure a high tannin content that is contained in the wood. This makes French Oak the best timber for ageing, fuming  and applying the latest reactive stains as they react with the tannin producing amazing unique colours that simple stains cannot achieve.

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SUPERIOR MANUFACTURE

Just like the quality of the raw material being so important, so too is the manufacturing process.
Only a handful of manufacturers around the world appreciate French Oak harvested from its correct origin so they are able to manufacture market leading flooring products.

This is why ArrowSun has partnered with our Malaysian supplier (Indonesian Factory). Our synergy is synonymous with quality and we embrace the same vision believing we can claim 100% customer satisfaction in WildOak flooring. Twelve months was invested working closely with
their R&D team creating a stunning designer floor.

FRENCH QUALITY OAK

There are a few distinct qualities that set French Oak apart from oak sourced out of Eastern Europe, China and America. One inherent difference is that the tannin content is much higher in French Oak than all other oak. Tannin (from the German word Tanna or Tannenbaum meaning fir tree) is a substance made from the polyphenolic compounds that are found in the wood. The high content of tannin means that our reactive stain technology is far more effective in achieving a subtle reaction with the wood resulting in different tones and colours that cannot be found in other oak.

French Oak Superiority over Eastern European Oak, American White Oak and Chinese Honey Oak:
• Higher tannin content for reactive stains fuming and ageing.
• Tighter grain structure producing a more dense timber suitable for flooring.
• More stable raw material suitable for Australia’s harsh climate.