The “Thermotreated Oak” collection has a high temperature heat treatment that subjects the wood to hygrothermal processes in order to remove moisture and improve some physical characteristics, such as resistance to biological deterioration caused by fungi, molds and insects.
Original Parquet, through continuous research and experimentation, has found a way not to use (as in the past) chemicals or additives but only water and heat to develop its own thermo-treatments. The wood is dehydrated, and all its organic components come out by evaporation or crystallize inside. In this way there are no substances subject to deterioration inside the wood and the material becomes more durable.The thermo treatment gives to the entire thickness of the noble wood lamella a slightly browned, natural and pleasant color.

The main advantages that are obtained with heat treatment are:
• Elimination of organic matter present in the wood to avoid creating a suitable habitat for  attacks and the proliferation of xylophagous fungi and molds.
• Wood becomes more stable and durable, and swelling and shrinkage are drastically reduced.

In the Thermo-treated collection Original Parquet offers the following dimensions:

thickness: 14 mm. (3,5 mm. of hardwood top layer)*
width: 180/190 mm.
length: 2.200/1.700 mm.

thickness: 10 mm. (4 mm. of hardwood top layer)*
width: 70 mm.
lengths: 490 mm.

thickness:10 mm. (4 mm. of hardwood top layer)*
width:90 mm.
lengths:700 mm.

thickness: 10 mm. (4 mm. of hardwood top layer)*
width: 90 mm.
lengths:610 mm.

* variation of thickness ± 0.5 mm


Surface Aspects

It is a mechanical processing carried out on the surface of the laminate of noble wood made in order to enhance the natural grain of the oak. The brushed surface of ORIGINAL PARQUET is the result of orbital brushing and against vein, that cut and clean the grain of the wood in a softer and rounder way.

The aesthetic peculiarity of this type of surface is the transversal and irregular serration of each single plank, reminiscent of the artisanal processing of the sawn-cut boards.