Timber Species

American Oak

Quercus Prinus / Montana / Lyrate / Michauxii

American Oak is the trade name for a variety of hardwood species from the Quercus genus. The timber is imported from eastern USA and used for a variety of applications, including furniture, flooring, and joinery. Very similar in appearance and colour to the European Oak, American Oak has light coloured sapwood and a light to dark brown heartwood, is mostly straight grained with a medium to coarse and it has large distinctive growth rings.

Janka Rating: 6.0

Different species of timber have different hardness ratings called Janka Ratings. The higher the number, the harder the timber. This is an important thing to consider when choosing your timber flooring.