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Eternal, Mythical: The Story of French White Oak

France is a leading player in European timber production. It has been managing its diversified forests for many centuries, both ecologically and economically. French forests are constantly expanding and at the center of it all is the French White Oak.

French White Oak has stood as a symbol of strength for more than 2,000 years. Across the French countryside, they are like the monarchs of the forests, providing invaluable ecological support to all of their fellow subjects who dwell within their realm. It’s no surprise that for centuries, French White Oak has been harvested and transformed into everything from barns, which have withstood multiple lifetimes of harsh weather, to the hand-carved ornate furniture of the French royal family at Versailles.

Today, French White Oak is the choice of fine cabinet makers, joiners, renowned interior designers and architects. It is often used to create beautiful, high performance, hardwood flooring, ideal for high traffic areas such as hallways, living rooms and kitchens. It is similarly favoured as the centerpiece beam in period restorations, or to add charm to a new property. French White Oak is also very much in demand in wine barrel production, due to its density and stability, which preserves what’s held inside.

Speaking of preservation, France is a proud member of PEFC (Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification), the largest forest certification system worldwide, covering more than 300 million hectares of woodlands. During the last 50 years, French forests have increased by 35% while at the same time maintaining their biological diversity—providing real proof that sustainable forestation is indeed possible and can result in increased forest sizes, as it has in France.

Khayeri French White Oak flooring continues this proud tradition. Incredibly strong, yet quietly elegant, versatile and long-lasting, Khayeri French White Oak floor, when properly cared for, will last a lifetime—making it both a beautiful and ecologically sound choice.

The khayeri difference

Whether it’s ash or French White Oak, every herringbone, chevron, or wide plank of Khayeri engineered hardwood flooring is the result of artisanal design and precision craftsmanship. 100% European-made and supported by Baltic Marine Birch, or an acoustic underlay, it blends effortlessly with any style from classic to contemporary and is built to withstand a variety of harsh climates.