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French White Oak

Customers are in love with and intrigued by European White Oak (also known as French White Oak), most of which comes from France or Germany. It is quite unlike the products that most Americans are used to. In fact, Oak is the staple of the lumber industry. It is by far the most popular species of wood and its presence is in the fabric of our lives and used everywhere. Designers and architects who are intimately familiar with European White Oak, a product rich in design and functionality ecommend this species for superior custom flooring designs.

Synfonia Floors European White Oak has a natural grayish tone which makes it perfect choice for producing unique color finishes. One of the major benefits of our European White Oak that lends itself particularly well to the finishing world is that it doesn't expand and contract to any great extent. It is a sought-after flooring product because of its durability and stunning characteristics. Sap wood in European White Oak trees is relatively thin; and typically you can expect to find longer lengths and wider plank widths than in other wood species.

Our European Oak products are generally finished with application of a natural oil product. Oil finish penetrates the wood fibers to harden them without altering the natural beauty of the wood grain. There is no visible film on the surface. Oil finished floors are distinctive for their old world elegant patina. Regular application of recommended maintenance oil products will nourish the floor and help retain its natural luster. A well maintained oiled floor never needs to be sanded down.

American Walnut

It would be hard to overstate Black Walnut’s popularity among hardwood floor manufacturers in the United States. Its cooperative working characteristics coupled with its rich brown coloration, puts the wood in a class of itself amongst hardwood floor designers. American Walnut has good dimensional stability, shock resistance, and strength properties.

Black Walnut, also known as American Walnut and simply Walnut, is one of the finest North American lumber species. Walnut set the standard for the early American wood industry. Walnut tree is a hearty, shade tolerant species that can grow to be quite large both in width and in height. The texture of Walnut lumber is peaceful, as the grain can usually be worked from either direction to achieve a richer luxurious finshing look.
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American Oak

American White Oak ( also known as Northern White Oak) has light-colored sapwood and a light to dark brown heartwood. White Oak is mostly straight grained with a medium to coarse texture, with longer rays and more figure than American Red Oak. It has large distinctive growth rings with some medullar rays.

American White Oak is an excellent timber for high grade hardwood flooring due to its strength and resistance to decay. It has a timeless look and is one of the most popular species in hardwood flooring. A benchmark for durability, oak flooring has been used and enjoyed for many decades. White Oak has a neutral color that allows for a variety of stains and finishing styles to create custom unique designs.
Maple Hardwood Floors

Northern Maple

There are 128 species of Maple trees, most of which are native to Asia although some can be seen in Europe, Africa and North America. Synfonia Floors can make custom floors using Northern Maple (aslo known as Canadian Maple) to achieve the desired look and feel of custom designs.

Maple is very important lumber in American history alongside American Walnut and American Oak. This beautiful species is very creamy in color with a slight variation in shade from plank to plank. It is very common to see streaks of brown and black minerals in the wood. Maple is renowned for being a very hard wood species and so is often recommended for high traffic areas as well as for young and active families.

Synfonia Floors can help you select the right species for your custom projects.