Valued for its stunning grain and impressive character, American oak is stable and durable – perfect for flooring throughout your home. Imported from the eastern United States, its light tones feature a straight grain, medium texture, and large distinctive ring growths, resulting in a subtle finish that complements any style.
With a heartwood of pale yellow and gold tones to light and mid-browns (tinged with pink) this subtle timber is ideal for recreating the popular Hamptons style.
Simply oil the timber to highlight its natural tones; it also takes well to stains and polishes in a range of colours, depending on the finish you want to achieve.
In addition to its stunning grain and distinct patterns, American Oak is a hard and heavy wood with a impressive bending capabilities. It is easy to work with, and takes well to nailing, gluing and screwing – though it has a high shrinkage rate and shouldn’t be used for below ground purposes. Indoor applications are ideal.
Thanks to its strength and stability, American Oak is an excellent choice for interior flooring. We stock boards from standard sizes right up to 230mm – ideal if you’re looking for a statement floor. Whilst hardwood definitely offers a sense of luxury, we also stock laminated timber boards as well, perfect for those who want the look for natural timber whilst working within budget constraints.
We know that part of providing our customers with the highest quality timber means ensuring the timber is sustainably sourced. For that reason, we only stock timber that has been logged in accordance with the Australian Forestry standards – You can be confident that our American Oak is perfect for anyone who wants to do their bit for the planet as well as use an attractive timber.
Whilst many people love the look and feel of hardwood timber, they are often concerned that they can’t use it within their home as they live in a bush fire prone area. However, American Oak is a low combustible material, and can be used in areas where the threat of fire is a concern – it’s perfect for areas that are rated between BAL 12.5 to 19. For information specific to the suburb you’re building in, speak with our team today – we’re available six days a week with friendly advice and recommendations.
Everist Timber is proud to supply our huge range of hardwood timbers to a wide area. Whether you’re in metropolitan Melbourne or the Mornington Peninsula, if you need high-quality hardwoods for any project or application, then you’ve come to the right place! Get in touch with our team to see if we service your suburb.