Our wood is sourced from the best sustainably-managed forests in Western, Central and Eastern Europe. Soil mineral composition, climate and geographic conditions all play a large part in the aesthetics and durability of wood flooring, therefore we place great importance on the source of our raw wood.
LAMETT FRENCH OAK
French Oak is highly regarded as a premier European Oak noted for its rich tones, distinct grain patterns and unique characteristics. Lamett French Oak is sourced from the finest PEFC-certified sustainable forests in France, ensuring superior durability and stability. French Oak possesses a higher tannin content which results in a more subtle effect when staining the timber.
ADMONTER WOOD SPECIES
Only the highest quality oak is suitable to be made into an Admonter. Premium quality, naturally grown (not plantation grown) oak is sourced from Central European PEFC-certified forests. By only sourcing PEFC-certified oak the quality and consistency is guaranteed. Naturally grown, Central European Oak is characterised by unique soil mineral and climactic conditions, ensuring superior durability, stability and a very attractive wood grain. By comparison plantation grown oak grows much faster than naturally occurring oak, therefore it is less durable and stable, and more prone to diseases that may affect the wood quality.
Admonter Ash is PEFC-certified, of exceptional quality and is sourced from Central Europe.
Admonter’s premium quality Larch is sourced from Austrian PEFC-certified forests. Larch flooring is very popular in central European Alpine regions, imparting a very warm, peaceful ‘Alpine’ atmosphere.
Admonter Beech is sourced from PEFC-certified Austrian forests. Admonter Beech flooring is available in its natural state, or thermo-treated to obtain a dark colour tone(from the Mocca range). Thanks to the thermo-treatment process, Beech, one of the most unstable wood species, becomes so stable it is suitable for use over floor heating systems.
Robinia is a beautiful, unique looking wood which is especially attractive after thermo-treatment (a process which darkens the wood without using chemicals or dyes). Robinia comes from both Austrian and Hungarian PEFC-certified forests.
WALNUT, CHERRY AND MAPLE
These species are predominately grown in North America; therefore Admonter sources these classic hardwoods from the finest PEFC-certified forests in the USA and Canada.
Admonter European Maple is PEFC-certified and comes from Central Europe.
High quality Spruce is mostly used in the middle and lower layers of the engineered plank. Admonter PEFC-certified Spruce is sourced from Austria, Finland and Sweden.
SLOW GROWN UKRAINIAN OAK
The intensely cold Ukrainian winter naturally slows the oak’s growth producing a beautiful grain appearance, improved density and toughness, less knots and exceptionally consistent colour flow.
While the intense winter plays its part, soil mineral composition also contributes to the oak’s unique appearance. Slow-Grown Ukrainian Oak is more neutral in colour than oak from some other sources and for this reason is prized by architects and interior designers alike.
EUROPEAN VS AMERICAN OAK
We only source European oak as American oak is considered by many to provide a less interesting grain structure and less attractive overall appearance. European oak possesses a warmth and character that you won’t find in American oak.