French Oak Flooring Collection


French Oak timber flooring brings timeless elegance to your home

Lifewood’s French oak flooring is sourced from a few trusted, well-managed plantations in France, one of which is the renowned Troncais forest. These plantations are the result of a successful forest management process that has been in practice for over 400 years. Troncais is regarded as the finest oak forest in Europe and is able to provide a sustainable supply of French Oak, from trees that are anywhere from 200 to 250 years old.

The appeal of engineered oak flooring hasn’t diminished over the years, and with the development of Lifewood’s extra long and extra wide French oak floorboards, it is in even higher demand.

Beautiful European oak flooring that can handle Australian conditions

French Oak is generally considered to be superior to other oak varieties for a number of reasons. Firstly, it has a higher tannin content than all oaks, which means it will react better to staining. This gives you more variety and more colours to choose from. French Oak also has a tighter grain structure than other oaks meaning it is far more dense in structure. It’s also a more stable timber and is perfectly suited for Australia’s harsh climate.

French Oak comes in two species, it varies from region to region, however generally consistency can be obtained by not mixing species and the age of the trees.  Our sources are PEFC accredited to ensure only sustainable sourced timber is used in the production of Lifewood French Oak flooring.

Turn your staircase into an elegant centrepiece in your home with engineered French oak flooring

Some of our French Oak flooring selections


Almost as mellifluous as smoke itself, a Smoked French Oak floor is light and soothing in appearance. A pale tea-coloured wash, it is the perfect gentle canvas for any style of interior design, making it a widely popular choice.


Naturale says it all: An easy, subtle pale finish, which enhances the natural qualities of the French Oak, without making them a strong feature.  A great canvas on which to base any look, and wonderful for creating a feeling of space within your home.

Limed Wash

In the Oak Collection, this is the colour which most brings out the beauty of the grain of French Oak. As the name suggests, the Lime Wash is a soft wash, cool in tone, which softly brings out the growth rings and waves of the original oak tree.

Shou Sugi Ban

Warm brown tones and distinctive growth ring highlights make Golden Rum an oak floor stand out..

Black Forest

Cognac delivers a classic warmth and style with its deep grey-brown background and  dark grey features.


A beautiful deep grey that delivers impact to any space. Easy to work with, Charcoal oak floors are an interior stylists delight.

Burnt Driftwood

With a smooth surface finish and a cool grey colour, Burnt Driftwood delivers a modern feel to the French Oak range..

Vintage Grey

Heritage has a timeless beauty that  brings a mixture of warm brown notes and grey tones to the French Oak.

Ice White

As the name suggests, the Ice White brings the cool tones of Scandinavia to any home.

Features of Lifewood French Oak flooring …


The natural colour tones of French Oak are subtle pale golden shades. French Oak also takes stains exceptionally well allowing the creating of a wide range of colours to match most decor.


Timber hardness is measured in a Janka rating, and each species of timber is given a rating. The higher the kN number, the greater the hardness.
French Oak has a rating of 6.5kN.


Floorboard thickness      15mm
Floorboard width              220mm
Floorboard length             2200mm
Stair nosing length           1800mm
Splay beading length       1800mm

Thanks to our patented technology we’ve got your French Oak floor protected from all forms of spillage and moisture.

1. No cheap substitutes

Each layer uses the same hardwood, creating superior stability and a higher resistance to termites.

2. Hand selected boards

Only the highest grade boards are selected for the top layer, creating colour consistency and a beautiful looking floor.

3. Patented hardwood core

Our unique engineering method helps stabilise the board and reduces movement of the wood, which can result in cupping and shrinking.

4. Totally sustainable

No part of the timber log is wasted. No other timber is required to construct our floorboards.

5. Hard wearing coating

Our custom formulated coatings bring our floors to life, highlighting their natural beauty and protecting them from damage.

6. Resandable

Our boards have a thick surface layer which can be sanded multiple times. Lifewood floors are designed to last a lifetime.

7. Low emissions

We use very low emission glue that is safe in your home and guarantees the boards do not delaminate. There is also no need for coatings to be applied in your home.

8. Moisture resistant

Our patented core design prevents moisture getting into the board. We then coat the entire board in a moisture barrier for added protection.

Visit Our Showroom And Take Home Some French Oak Flooring Samples Today

18 Hector Street West Osborne Park

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All floors are laid in our Osborne Park showroom – 18 Hector Street West Osborne Park

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