American White Oak Flooring
American White Oak Flooring timber has a distinct medium-high density, good strength and is relatively rot resistant. Our flooring is long edge planed tongue and groove (PTG Flooring) and comes with no treatment or stain applied.
American White Oak is generally produced from a smaller log and is less durable than the European variety. As a result it is very popular for interior flooring, joinery, furniture and kitchens.
- Name: Quercus Alba
- Origin: North America
- Kiln Dried: Yes
- Moisture Content: 10-14%
- Durability: Moderately Durable
- Grade: FAS
- Average Density: 770kg/m³
- Machines well
- Good for nailing and screwing, although pre-boring is advisable (also reacts with Iron)
- Gluing results are variable
- Stains and polishes well
- Dries slowly and care is needed to avoid checking
- Can be susceptible to movement in performance
- Heavy and hard
- Medium bending and crushing strength properties, but very good in steam bending
- Southern White Oak is heavier and harder
- Skirting boards
- Architectural joinery
- Exterior joinery
- Kitchen cabinets
- Barrel staves
Planed Tongue and Groove Wood Flooring
Planed tongue and groove wood flooring (PTG) is a type of flooring that uses the most common joining method; each board in tongue and groove flooring has a protruding tongue on one side and an indented groove on the other, so it fits easily with the board next to it.
The tongue and groove format is the most cost effective fitting method, a good deal cheaper than the newer and more sophisticated "click" system, which is one of the main reasons that it is more commonly used. Because it is the most common fitting system, there are also far more types of wood available with tongue and groove.
What Is Micro Bevelled PTG Flooring?
A micro-bevel is a small edge (normally around 1mm) which is cut at 45 degrees along the length of the board. Once two boards are pushed together this creates a small V groove.
Micro-bevelled American white oak flooring is often preferred by those who are looking for a more natural looking floor. The small micro-bevels help to create a subtle distinction between each individual board, showcasing their own individual character. For installations where the sub floor is not completely level, micro bevelled flooring can help to hide any minor uneven patches.
What Is Square Edged PTG Flooring?
Square edged oak flooring boards simply push together at 90 degrees.
Square edged flooring is for those looking for a complete seamless finish from their oak flooring. Each individual board will blend into one another, creating a much more uniform, single floor space. A square edged oak flooring is perfect for those more contemporary and formal properties.
EZT Mouldings is a leading independent timber merchant who source and import high quality timber species throughout the UK. Established in 1997 in Herefordshire, the company has continued to grow by investing in the latest technology and equipment for its workshops and also stock a large selection of hardwoods and softwoods.
At EZT Mouldings, our friendly highly experienced team have been engaged in the machining of timber all their lives and are on hand to offer knowledgeable advice on our extensive range of products and services.
Therefore meeting customer demand and consistently reviews its procedures to achieve greater efficiency.
EZT Mouldings are a leading online timber merchant in the UK, supplying American White Oak timber to the joinery, carpentry, construction and building trade at competitive prices.
CONTACT OUR TIMBER TEAM OR CALLING US ON 01544 327 794.