WOOD SPECIES (ORIGIN)
Quercus Petrae or Sessile Oak, is a tree native to central southern Europe, widespread in hill and mountain areas up to 1300 metres above sea level.
It belongs to the Fagaceae family and grows to about 30-40 metres in height with an erect, sturdy, tapered trunk with branches in the upper part only, forming a broad crown with deciduous foliage.
Thanks to their deep root system, oaks produce a timber with outstanding resistance to weather and especially to drought, and are fairly long-lived: they survive to 500-800 years of age and reach their full size at 120-200 years.
The key timber species in the Proparq range, Oak has always been the most popular type of wood for parquet floors thanks to its attractive appearance and durability.
Oak has an often uneven yellow-brown colour and a coarse texture with a broad stippled sometimes irregular vein pattern.
It is a relatively knot free wood, varying in quality depending on its origin. Proparq flooring is made from the best species of primarily French Oak, providing a hard durable end product.
The Proparq range in this timber is extensive. From unfinished Oak which can be customised on site, to a range of 16 pre-finished colours and a variety of textures as featured below.
Essentia (top layer 4mm)
Magna (top layer 5mm)
Brushed w/ Bevelled Edge
Planed Bevelled Edge
See the difference between surface treatments here.
Meso 90mm (w) x 580/980mm (h) x 11mm (d)
Mega 120mm (w) x 780/1480mm x 13mm (d)
Giga 140mm (w) x 1180/1980mm (h) x 13mm(d)
Tera 190mm (w) x 1480/2380mm (h) x15mm (d)
Peta (unfinished only)
240mm (w) x 1480/2380mm (h) x16mm (d)
Multipla 90/12/140mm (w) x 580/1980mm (h) x15mm (d)
Prime Grade (Civita)
Feature Grade (Naturae)
Rustic Grade (Rustica)
What's the difference between the grades?
Oak is the most popular timber species used in the Proparq range. Its durability and appearance make it the number one choice for a wide variety of home and business designs.
Available in a range of surface finishes and treatments, those who choose Proparq Oak have the option of unfinished with a customised on- site finish or a selection of pre-finished colour and surface options.
Dilegno carries Proparq unfinished Oak as a stock item, whereas pre-finished timbers are available on indent only with a lead-time of approximately 10-12 weeks.
CUSTOMISED FRENCH OAK
To ensure you receive the exact look and colour you want for your Proparq timber floor we stock the following:
TERA: 190 x 15mm x 1600-2400mm unfinished French Oak with a 4mm top layer.
This can be customised to your specifications using a variety of high quality oils, stains and coatings in a multitude of colours and surface treatments.
To view our sample range please visit us at our Showroom, 12B Saturn Place, Rosedale, Albany, Auckland.
To book a consultation appointment, please contact Katrina Pickering on 021 517 051
Brushed oak with a natural varnish
Every plank is shaved to give the wood the elegance and perfection of silk. The surface is even providing a flawless effect which gives the floor a glow and the ability to interact with the light.
Planks are rubbed with metal brushes to bring out the natural qualities of the vein pattern. This allows light to interact with the porosity of the timber and emphasise the different colour shades while bringing the timber veins to the surface.
BRUSHED WITH BEVELLED EDGE
The beauty and tactile appeal of the brushed treatment above combined with a 45-degree edge around the edges of each plank. This creates clear subdivisions within the laid floor giving it an elegant and authentic look.
PLANED WITH BEVELLED EDGE
Each plank is planed per the timbers characteristics, accentuating and enhancing the beauty of its veins and knots.
The flooring feels and looks natural with a worn-in appearance typical of old wood, a feature which is again underlined by the bevelled edges.
HAND - SCRAPED WITH BEVELLED EDGE
A special surface treatment which is handled with care in our Italian production plant.
Hand-scraped timber floors have been around for centuries and today combined with a deep bevelled edge, provide a modern trend that gives a room old-time warmth and atmosphere.