English Native Timbers Collection
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Forecastle stands as the latest groundbreaking addition to the esteemed English Native Timbers collection, meticulously crafted from the finest English Oak available.

Exuding an organic and sophisticated aura, Forecastle showcases carefully created floors with a gentle, worn appearance and a smooth sanded texture—a mark of refinement.

The smooth surface of Forecastle brings the wood to life, allowing for a heightened appreciation of the quarter-sawn and rift-sawn cutting techniques employed. This reveals the intricate grain patterns and highlights the captivating medullary rays, showcasing the innate wonder of wood.

Following a tradition upheld for hundreds of years, we saw our English Oak logs using the same time-honored method of quarter sawing. While this approach may yield slightly less wood from each log, it ensures the usable wood possesses the utmost stability. Quarter-sawn oak predominantly expands and contracts in thickness rather than width, making it a truly magical material.

Architectural details for all floors within our English Native Timbers collection are readily available. To maintain and care for this floor, we recommend utilizing Care System 1, specifically designed for use with our Naked Skin Lacquer finish.

To order a sample or explore your project further, please reach out to our Woodworks Specification Consultant.


Wood Species:
English Oak
Random Width Planks
Quarter Sawn
12Ply USA Construction Standard
Wear Layer:
6mm Nominal Wear Layer
Application Guide:
80-230mm | 3-9”
20mm | 3.4”
0.3-3.5m | RL up to 137”
Naked Skin Lacquer Super Matt
Surface Texture:
Smooth Sanded, Gentle Undulations
UKTR Compliant
Edge Detail:
Hand Rolled Edges
Care System:
Care System 1
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