Oak “Quercus Robur”
Hard and heavy wood species
Brinell hardness 2.9–4.1 HB
There are approx. 200–300 different species of oak in the world. An oak grows to 30 metres and for up to 300 years. Oak is a hard, heavy and strong, as well as a fairly straight-grained tree. It is warm brown in colour. The sapwood and heartwood are clearly distinguishable. The colour of heartwood darkens with age. The reflective patterns caused by the medullary rays are a hallmark of oak’s appearance.
As a flooring material, oak is hard and durable and a safe choice for almost all kinds of interiors. Considering its weight, oak does not move much and is therefore a popular interior decoration material.
AREAS OF USE
Private spaces: Living rooms, bedrooms, kitchens and corridors
Public spaces: Restaurants, hotels, offices and entrance halls