Northern Wide Plank Launches A New Flooring Collection Made From Genuine French Oak

Northern Wide Plank Launches A New Flooring Collection Made From Genuine French Oak

Maija Stevenson
June 10, 2024

Luxury hardwood flooring manufacturer, Northern Wide Plank (NWP) has launched a new collection featuring engineered wood flooring made from genuine French oak. Known as the Tannic Collection, these hardwoods are sourced exclusively from the Lorraine, Burgundy and surrounding regions, calling on the rich history of French winemaking and the traditions of the land.  The same oak has been used for wine barrels dating as far back as 350BC, chosen due to its durability and high level of tannins; the collection name ‘Tannic’ refers to these properties.

“The natural high-level of Tannins found in French oak serve to flavour some of the most sought after wines and whiskeys in the world. Similarly when paired with colour treatments, the tannin properties create a one of a kind look that only nature can produce “ said Shawn Peebles, NWP CEO.

“Oak is a hard and resistant material, offering a luxurious and high quality wood which will stand the test of time. This collection also incorporates a brand new structurally stable 3-layer construction known as PureCraft, which is made in North America,” explains Jamie Peebles, NWP Director.

Jamie explains the thought behind the collection, “we wanted to create something that honours the traditions of the land where the wood comes from. Genuine French oak has such a rich history in France’s wine regions––and what inspired us most was the emphasis on the process. Winemaking is a lot like the work we do: each step of the process is as important as the last, and the highest quality product comes from perfecting the process––we understand that as well as French vintners do.”

Shawn Peebles adds, “There’s a real story behind every plank. There’s a quality to French oak that’s unlike any other wood in the world––you can truly see and feel the difference.”

The collection is made up of six colours, each referencing a different area or feature of the French countryside, these shades are: Chablis, Santenay, Meuse, Allier, Jura, and Avallon. All six of these newly launched products utilize NWP’s new PureCraft 3-layer construction. Tannic products are composed of 100% solid wood,  structurally stable, and environmentally sustainable.

“This new collection continues our commitment to a healthier planet; they are MAS Certified Green, LBC Red List Approved, and are FSC Certified, upon request.”

Tannic Collection samples are now available through the Northern Wide Plank website and at NWP showrooms across North America.

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