European white oak (botanical name: Quercus Robur/Petrea) commonly known as common oak is a hardwood native to Europe in countries like Germany, Poland, France and England. While European and American white oak might look similar – and have similar names – they are much different in terms of color and grain pattern.
European oak panels have a warm golden brown color whereas American oak has subtly lighter with reddish tones, which can show greater color variations. The grain pattern of these European oak panels tends to be more wavy and much tighter, while American white oak has a straight grain pattern. European oak grows taller than the average American oak species, allowing us to create specialty wall panels that are longer and wider making it a natural choice for many design styles.
European oak lends itself particularly well to finishing and doesn’t expand and contract to any great extent, making it common to be used for furnishing and solid wood veneers. You can rest assured knowing that these real wood wall planks feature a natural wood veneer crafted to withstand the test of time.
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