Europe

This zone continues south over the eastern and central European deciduous forest area, the nemoral zone, which is dominated by beech, oak, elm and hornbeam, among other species Get an offer

Europe

Mixed coniferous and deciduous forest covers southern Sweden roughly to Skåne, the Baltic States and Belarus. This zone continues south over the eastern and central European deciduous forest area, the nemoral zone, which is dominated by beech, oak, elm and hornbeam, among other species. The European deciduous forests generally have fewer species than similar areas in North America and East Asia, which is probably a consequence of the short period during which they could migrate after the last ice age.

In the central European mountain areas, i.e. the Alps, Pyrenees and Carpathians, the deciduous forest is replaced by alpine coniferous forest containing spruce, pine, European larch and fir. Here, the tree line is often formed by mountain pine and green alder. Higher up, in the alpine zone, there are flowery meadows with many local species, including the Gentiana families.

wood species

Ash, light

Light, golden wood with long, large grain structure. An oiled surface will become more golden with exposure to sun and daylight. Light ash is a very popular wood for kitchen worktops, and is light and mild. FSC® certified available.

Hardness: Janka 760, i.e. hard wood
Weight: 500 to 750 kg/m3 at 8% humidity

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Ash, brown heart

The heartwood of ash is darker, and the combination of the light wood and the slightly darker heartwood makes for an attractive worktop with a greater play of colours than with regular light ash. An oiled surface will become more golden with exposure to sun and daylight. Ash with brown heartwood is a popular wood for kitchen worktops, and is light and mild with a play of colours. FSC® certified available.

Hardness: Janka 760, i.e. hard wood
Weight: 500 to 750 kg/m3 at 8% humidity

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Ash, Thermo

Ash, which has been heat-treated, changes colour to dark brown and becomes more water resistant. An oiled worktop in thermo ash assumes a lovely, exotic colour, which is close to that of mahogany. FSC® certified available.

Hardness: Janka 760, i.e. hard wood
Weight: 500 to 750 kg/m3 at 8% humidity

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Maple

Maple wood is extremely light – almost white – and much lighter than beech. There are very few growth rings in the wood. The wood will yellow with time, but this can be counteracted by applying while-pigmented oil. Maple is not especially sensitive to changes in humidity, making it perfect for worktops. FSC® certified available.

Hardness: Janka 830, i.e. hard wood
Weight: 550 to 750 kg/m3 at 8% humidity

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Beech, lightly steamed

Hard, user-friendly wood which is resistant to pressure. Beech is also one of the species most sensitive to changes in the indoor climate (heat, humidity). The surface is regular in terms of its colour – light yellow/beige and light reddish, maturing into a more golden hue. Clear slightly reddish/maroon grain. FSC® certified available.

Hardness: Janka 780, i.e. hard wood
Weight: 550 to 800 kg/m3 at 8% humidity

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Rustic Beech

Genuine natural product with all the shades of the wood. The wide staves give the worktop an especially exclusive look. The surface is regular in terms of its colour – light yellow/beige and light reddish, maturing into a more golden hue. The natural “faults” in the wood contribute to a beautiful play of colour in the worktop. Knots may occur. The surface is coarsely filled with mat black hotmelt. FSC® certified available.

Hardness: Janka 780, i.e. hard wood
Weight: 550 to 800 kg/m3 at 8% humidity

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Beech, Thermo

Beech, which has been heat-treated, changes colour to dark brown and becomes more water resistant and dimensionally stable. An oiled worktop in thermo beech assumes a lovely, exotic colour, reminiscent of mahogany. FSC® certified available.

Hardness: Janka 750, i.e. hard wood
Weight: 530 to 770 kg/m3 at 8% humidity

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Birch (Finnish)

Birch wood is light, soft, and easy to work with; weak growth rings that are more difficult to see. Birch is strong and elastic. Suitable for kitchen worktops, but the light, white colour may eventually become more yellowish. This can, however, be limited with the application of white-pigmented oil. FSC® certified available.

Hardness: Janka 490, i.e. soft to medium hard wood
Weight: 450 to 600 kg/m3 at 8% humidity

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Oak

Oak is the classic wood for worktops, with a golden brown colour. A robust, user-friendly wood with a clear, delicate grain. “Mirrors” frequently occur in oak. It becomes a little more dark golden with age. FSC® certified available.

Hardness: Janka 690, i.e. medium hard wood
Weight: 700 to 800 kg/m3 at 8% humidity

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Black oak

Black oak is made by a gentle treatment with ammonia, followed by a lengthy finishing period. The natural tannin content of oak reacts with the ammonia, dying the wood dark brown/black. Knots may occur. The surface is coarsely filled with mat black hotmelt. FSC® certified available.

Hardness: Janka 690, i.e. hard wood
Weight: 700 to 800 kg/m3 at 8% humidity

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Rustic oak

Genuine natural product with all the shades of the wood. The wide staves give the worktop an especially exclusive look. Oak is the classic wood for worktops, with a golden brown colour. A robust, user-friendly wood with a clear, delicate grain. “Mirrors” frequently occur in oak. It becomes a little more dark golden with age. Certain metal objects may leave marks (dark rings) on the worktops. Knots occur. The surface is coarsely filled with mat black hotmelt. FSC® certified available.

Hardness: Janka 690, i.e. hard wood
Weight: 700 to 800 kg/m3 at 8% humidity

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Rustik oak with tree edge

Genuine natural product with tree edge and all the shades of the wood. The worktop appears as a true “slice” of the tree trunk.

The wide staves give the worktop an especially exclusive look. Oak is the classic wood for worktops, with a golden brown colour. A robust, user-friendly wood with a clear, delicate grain. “Mirrors” frequently occur in oak. It becomes a little more dark golden with age. Knots occur. The surface is coarsely filled with mat black hotmelt. FSC® certified available.

Hardness: Janka 690, i.e. medium hard wood
Weight: 700 to 800 kg/m3 at 8% humidity

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Black, rustic oak

Genuine natural product with all the shades of the wood. The wide staves give the worktop an especially exclusive look. Black Oak is made by a gentle treatment with ammonia, followed by a lengthy finishing period. The natural tannin content of oak reacts with the ammonia, dying the wood dark brown/black. Knots may occur. The surface is coarsely filled with mat black hotmelt. FSC® certified available.

Hardness: Janka 690, i.e. hard wood
Weight: 700 to 800 kg/m3 at 8% humidity

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Alder

Beautiful light, reddish hues without distinct growth rings. Alder belongs to the birch family and the structure of the wood is very similar to birch, but differs in that it has dark brown pith flecks, which are typical of the alder.

Hardness: Janka 440, i.e. soft hard wood
Weight: 400 to 600 kg/m3 at 8% humidity

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Elm

The wood of the elm is beautiful with a reddish heart and light sapwood. Many colour shades can occur. The growth rings are very clear. The wood is strong and very durable if kept dry. European elm is affected by fungi, making it difficult to obtain.

Hardness: Janka 640, i.e. hard wood
Weight: 500 to 800 kg/m3 at 8% humidity

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Cherry

After maturation, Cherry has a golden, reddish brown colour and fine, delicate grains. Small black indentations/resin pockets (gum) may occur. FSC® certified available.

Hardness: Janka 510, i.e. medium hard wood
Weight: 550 to 650 kg/m3 at 8% humidity

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Larch (Siberian)

Siberian larch grows in the Tajga, a cold area, which means slow growth. Small, dense growth rings with an attractive, uniform colour, reminiscent of Douglas fir. Suitable for outdoor use.

Hardness: Janka 490, i.e. medium hard wood
Weight: 450 to 800 kg/m3 at 8% humidity

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Pine, knotty (Scandinavian)

Red knotted pine with natural, healthy knots in a good quality. FSC® certified available.

Hardness: Janka 300, i.e. soft hard wood
Weight: 300 to 550 kg/m3 at 8% humidity

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Walnut

European walnut is golden, light brown with a host of delicate colour variations. FSC® certified available.

Hardness: Janka 720, i.e. hard wood
Weight: 650 to 750 kg/m3 at 8% humidity

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