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All of our projects begin in the same way, with our beautiful genuine French Oak Floorboards.
Crafted from Single-Origin timber, our boards are known for their quality, consistency and character. Milled from trees over 200 years old, we're able to deliver boards at 220mm wide by 20mm thick and up to 2.5m in length - a feat not often seen in the flooring industry.
Our French Oak Floorboards are made from a single piece of solid hardwood, no glue or ply, just real wood.
The high standard of our oak means you can just finish with a natural hard wax oil but for those looking for a deeper shade for their flooring, we have specially developed 6 hard wax finishes for your liking (see our shades below).
The oil does not bond to the surface of the timber, thereby allowing the boards to shrink and expand naturally.
A FULLY CUSTOMISED EXPERIENCE
Our solid french oak floors are suited to high-end residential and commercial applications, complementing both classic and contemporary design.
We are committed to the entire process, ensuring complete client satisfaction and a classic floor that will impress for years to come.
Our well-sourced products also allow bespoke finishes, from stains and surface treatments, that work with the character and tones of any design in any application.
OUR SHOWROOM IS A LITTLE DIFFERENT TO MOST...
Here at Chêneoak, we are set up to show you the incredible quality, character and charm of our product without you even leaving the house. How do we do it?
You can peruse our virtual showroom to see the types of projects we’ve completed in the past.
All those questions you’d ask in the showroom? We’ve got the answers right here. But what about the specific questions you need to ask for your custom design? No worries, simply give us a call on 0498 555 016 or fill in this form and we’ll get back to you.
We send free samples of our incredible French Oak to you so you can see and feel the quality for yourself.
And, for when you want a handy brochure to reference and look back on, we’ve got you covered too. Simply download our virtual lookbook here.
No obligation phone consultations allow us to talk you through your options at a time that suits you.
allow us to answer some questions
1. Can I visit the showroom?
Well, we operate a little differently to most flooring suppliers, so we don’t actually have a showroom.
One of the main reasons for this is that we don’t use engineered products, our floorboards are 100% natural. Essentially, that means we don’t have a large selection of pre-finished styles of board, with uniform grain and colour for you to choose from, because all of our projects start with one thing: our beautiful natural 220mm wide French Oak boards.
And while not having a wealth of products may not be the norm, it actually reflects everything we stand for. When you buy from us, you’re really only making one decision: to invest in the world’s most beautiful, luxurious and high-quality timber for your floors.
We do have six specially developed hard wax oil finishes, and we do create floors, matching skirting, walls and stair treads to suit your individual requirements, but at our heart, we are simply importers of the finest French Oak on the market.
Ideally, we’d love to take you to visit projects we’ve completed – not only to see our flooring but to talk to our incredibly happy customers too – but a flooring tour of Sydney may not be entirely practical.
Therefore, we have found that the best way for us to show you the quality and elegance of our oak (and how it will fit within your home) is three-fold:
To allow you to physically feel the oak with your own hands and see it with your own eye, we send free samples to you on request. This sample pack includes our French Oak board with our 6 hard wax oil finishes (plus natural oak too).
To answer all of your questions about our oak and the options when it comes to your own bespoke floor, we endeavour to provide a great deal of information our website, and our consultants are available via phone and email.
To help inspire your decision-making and show you real examples of the level of quality, luxury and elegance we bring to each project, our virtual catalogue and our portfolio will show you our capabilities.
2. What is single-origin?
As you may expect, single-origin means that our oak comes from one place. Unlike many other timber companies, we work with one mill, and one mill only.
But why does it even matter?
Put simply, single-origin means that we know exactly what we’re going to get every single time. And more importantly, it means you do too.
It gives us peace of mind that the sawn boards we import from the Pierre family mill in Burgundy, France have been sustainably sourced the 200+ year old forests of the region. As a result, it gives us peace of mind that those boards are rich in character, charm and quality.
For you, single-origin means peace of mind that you will receive the finest floorboards on the market today. But more than that, you’ll get peace of mind that we as a company know exactly how to showcase this fine specimen in the very best ways.
We have worked with this timber for over a decade. We know exactly how to use it to create the perfect look to suit each client. Our expertise has meant that we have been able to develop 6 hard wax oil finishes that perfectly complement our oak too. Although each floor we create starts with the same thing (our beautiful French Oak boards), every floor is entirely unique, because our highly qualified design team work with each client to produce a final result exclusive to them.
3. What is the difference between real oak and engineered products?
When comparing the differences between engineered floorboards and real French Oak Floorboards, there are a few factors to consider, namely quality and overall look.
Engineered products are often mass produced in large overseas factories and can contain toxic glues and other non-allergy friendly products. While they may be advertised as ‘solid’, this can often mean a thin layer of the desire wood overtop a sheet of ply.
Natural products on the other hand, are made from 100% natural products; they are grown, not manufactured. In our case, our boards are 20mm thick French Oak. No thin oak overlay, no ply, just real timber.
When many people think about flooring, they likely think about engineered products. They want to visit a showroom, check out the board styles and have that replicated in their home. With engineered products, you can view a board in a showroom, and know the floorboards you receive will look exactly the same. And while that may be what some people want, engineered boards lack the natural charm, high quality and luxurious elegance which comes with natural boards.
While there is some degree of variation in every board you receive from us, because of how we source our timber, we can offer the highest level of consistency of any natural product on the market.
4. How quickly can I get my floor?
We like to allow a month, but we're able to rush orders if needed. The boards need to acclimatise on site for a week once you receive them if possible and especially if you're using underfloor heating or high humidity. Because our oak is old growth and genuine French the high tannin content ensures stability (Our French Oak is more stable than Australian hardwoods because of its age).
5. Where is your Oak imported from?
Our French Oak is imported from France. We have been working with the Pierre family mill for over a decade, and they’ve been running their mill for over 70 years.
John Pierre opened his mill in the 1950s and it has been a labour of love for his family for generations. Now, run by his granddaughter, the Pierre family mill is still passionate about providing the world with this luxury product while being mindful of cultivating and preserving their corner of the French countryside.
6. Do you install the product?
We don’t install the product but we do prepare it for easy installation. Our tongue in groove boards are easy to install by floor installers or builders. We provide installation guides which detail how to properly lay our flooring with the secret nailing technique.
7. What is the difference between natural and engineered products?
We class our boards as ‘semi-finished’, meaning that they are set up for installation (tongue in groove, bevelled edges) but they do not have any finishing product on top of them. You can either choose to keep the boards natural or use one of our specially developed hard wax oil finishes which are very easy to apply.
We are committed to quality and know that this method makes for the best overall finish. Pre-finished boards, especially engineered boards, have a layer of colour on the surface. Over time, these colours wear down and usually cannot be sanded and painted.
Our hard wax oil finishes soak into the board, draw out the natural grain and don’t fade easily, and applying them once the floor is laid leads to a beautiful consistent colour throughout.
specially developed to enhance our oak's natural character
Chêneoak knows the importance of the small details that complete and finish a successful design.
Our flooring range can be complemented with a number of stair details, providing a high-quality aesthetic treatment throughout a project.
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Our French Oak Flooring, cladding and other products are the preferred choice for quality design projects, as well as providing excellent product options there is no compromising on quality. Backed by superior service, free samples of our French Oak Flooring are available and are usually dispatched the same or next day.
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