French Oak invokes a luxury European aesthetic, and it’s most commonly chosen for its inherent rustic beauty. In the case of the newest engineered French Oak flooring, it’s stability is much greater than the raw product, while the aesthetic retains its natural charm.
Forté has released what it believes is the only engineered timber flooring product on the market to utilise a new technology that incorporates a 6mm French Oak base and top, while the middle layer of the boards is manufactured with multiple layers of plywood put together in different directions, giving it additional stability. Generally, engineered timber boards only incorporate a natural timber veneer on the top layer and utilise a plywood base layer.
“Manor is the only product on the market of this type of construction,” Forté’s Miguel Uribe says. “Other engineered timbers only have the top layer, but don’t also have the base layer in natural timber, which is where this product stands out.”
Forté’s French Oak collection, known as Manor, has been on the market for eight years, but it’s only in the last few weeks that the boards constructed in this new way have been released.