Admonter Wood Species
Only the highest quality oak is suitable to be made into an Admonter. Premium quality, naturally grown (not plantation grown) oak is sourced from Central European sustainably managed forests. By only sourcing certified sustainable oak the quality and consistency is guaranteed. Naturally grown, Central European Oak is characterised by unique soil mineral and climactic conditions, ensuring superior durability, stability and a very attractive wood grain. By comparison plantation grown oak grows much faster than naturally occurring oak, therefore it is less durable and stable, and more prone to diseases that may affect the wood quality.
Admonter Ash is of exceptional quality and is sourced from Central Europe.
Admonter’s premium quality Larch is sourced from Austrian certified sustainable forests. Larch flooring is very popular in central European Alpine regions, imparting a very warm, peaceful ‘Alpine’ atmosphere.
Admonter Beech is sourced from certified sustainable Austrian forests. Admonter Beech flooring is available in its natural state, or thermo-treated to obtain a dark colour tone(from the Mocca range). Thanks to the thermo-treatment process, Beech, one of the most unstable wood species, becomes so stable it is suitable for use over floor heating systems.
Robinia is a beautiful, unique looking wood which is especially attractive after thermo-treatment (a process which darkens the wood without using chemicals or dyes). Robinia comes from both Austrian and Hungarian certified sustainable forests.
Walnut, Cherry and Maple
These species are predominately grown in North America; therefore Admonter sources these classic hardwoods from the finest certified sustainable forests in the USA and Canada.
Admonter European Maple is certified sustainable and comes from Central Europe.
High quality Spruce is mostly used in the middle and lower layers of the engineered plank. Admonter certified sustainable Spruce is sourced from Austria, Finland and Sweden.
Slow Grown Ukrainian Oak
The intensely cold Ukrainian winter naturally slows the oak’s growth producing a beautiful grain appearance, improved density and toughness, less knots and exceptionally consistent colour flow.
While the intense winter plays its part, soil mineral composition also contributes to the oak’s unique appearance. Slow-Grown Ukrainian Oak is more neutral in colour than oak from some other sources and for this reason is prized by architects and interior designers alike.
European Vs American Oak
We only source European oak as American oak is considered by many to provide a less interesting grain structure and less attractive overall appearance. European oak possesses a warmth and character that you won’t find in American oak.