Paris Oak

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Maison Oak

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Riviera Oak

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The beauty of
European parquet is a
luxurious feature in any home

European Oak parquet is the most luxurious timber floor you can have in your home. Parquet is engineered timber that is at least 2.5mm thick adhered to a stable, dense substrate which ensures its optimum performance and resilience – a fact the French have known for centuries.  A traditional manufacturing process, parquet is popular across the world for its enhanced ability to remain in shape in a variety of climatic conditions – which solid timber can’t do.

Signature Timbers offers two european style oak collections – Oak De France and Maison Oaks. Each collection uses the same artisan skills to construct the parquet from oaks sourced only from certified sustainable forests.

Whether you prefer a traditional or modern style oak floor, Signature Timbers offers a wide range that will add beauty and value to your home.

Signature Timbers timber collections can be installed with underfloor heating.

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ENJOY THE SUPERB LUXURY OF EUROPEAN OAK IN YOUR HOME

5 KEY
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Sustainability

Oak parquet planks use only a fraction of the valuable hardwood timber species compared to solid timber planks, making them a sustainable choice in flooring.

All Signature Timbers have international certifications and initiatives that promote sustainable forestry management. Timbers also comply with the strictest international standards – ISO 16000 –  for indoor air quality emissions.

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Parquet 

There are many advantages to parquet timber:

STABILITY
Because parquet is mounted onto a solid base board, it keeps its shape under all conditions. Solid timber can shrink and expand with a change in climatic conditions.

UNDERFLOOR HEATING
Parquet planks are dimensionally stable and can be installed on top of underfloor heating. Solid timber floors are not stable and cannot be installed with heating.

MULTI-LAYER
The top layer of hardwood timber is fixed to a solid core and a base layer, forming an incredibly strong plank. Using the stability and durability of the core and base layer, even large planks remain dimensionally stable, unlike solid timber.

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Artisans

Techniques used in creating Signature Timber planks are the same used for centuries across Europe.

Today, talented artisans still use hand filling and finishing to feature knots and cracks for an aged-look full of character. Using brushes and hand saws, the natural grain of the wood and is accentuated, adding texture to each plank. Smooth planks are also hand finished with a light brush for a more refined surface.

Some oak boards are ‘smoked’ using a special vapour that reacts to the tannins in the wood. This ageing process darkens the wood and further brings out the natural grain.

Signature is proud to foster the skills of true artisans whose skills can still be enjoyed in Australian homes.

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Finishes

Signature Timbers are available in two finishes.

OIL
Traditionally, oil has been the popular timber finish. Oil gives a more natural finish and will age well over time.  Our planks have the oil applied by experienced craftsmen in the preparation stage to penetrate the wood, providing important moisture that will repel stains and protect the floor. Quality Woca oil is a natural sunflower oil-based finish that is used on a number of Signature Timbers. The main advantage of an oiled oak floor is the ease of repairing worn areas and scratches. Oiled floors should never be allowed to dry out and do require regular inexpensive maintenance.

LACQUER
Protective lacquer finishes use new technology to produce timber surfaces that are hard, more durable and more able to resist scratching. The lacquer bonds to the top of the timber to form a hardened protective layer, making them easier to clean and requiring much less maintenance. Signature Timbers offers both Bona Cure UV lacquer and Ultimtec® soft touch lacquer.

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V-GROOVE
Precision shaping of Signature Timbers delivers more benefits. 4 sided V-grooves highlight each plank, whilst 2 sided V-grooves give the appearance of longer lines.

CORE
Hight density fibreboard provides excellent dimensional stability and withstands the rapid change in temperature and humidity that exists across Europe and Australia. Signature Timbers feature quality, high density cores ensuring optimum quality control and performance. Hevea  – used in a selection of Signature ranges – is a naturally sourced and renewable wood derived from rubber trees and is an excellent core material for its mechanical strength and stability.

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