THE HISTORY OF FUMED OAK
The history of fumed oak begins in England, where the process of fuming oak was discovered in stables in the late 1800s. It was noted that the interior oak boards in certain stables had matured, and as a result, had deepened in color.
By the beginning of the twentieth century, fuming had became popular with furniture makers as part of the Arts & Crafts movement. The technique was introduced in the United States by Gustav Stickley in 1901 when he perfected fuming for his Mission style furniture. Today, Nantucket custom Flooring’s fumed oak still has close ties to this illustrious history, and our oak timbers still come from the same forests and lumber distributers as The Stickley Furniture Company.
At Nantucket custom flooring, our mission is to carry on this tradition by creating finely crafted fumed oak floors for contemporary homes.
About Fumed Oak
Fumed Oak is a manufacturer of solid, American-made and engineered fumed oak flooring. By fuming and milling the best North American white oak available, we believe we are providing the finest fumed oak flooring on the market.
Each project will be handled personally by our highly respected team ensuring your floors will be truly unique. Our mission is to produce the finest fumed oak product available, crafted and honed to perfection, that will last for generations to come.
Fumed Oak Offerings
We offer custom-milled, unfinished, pre-sanded, and hand-contoured fumed oak flooring in eight different grain patterns with widths and lengths at the maximums of the industry. These floor boards are hand-crafted and ready to receive any type of finish with a minimal amount of preparatory sanding.
Our custom-milled pre-finished flooring line is available in eight different grain patterns, like our unfinished line, but arrive machine sanded and finished in your choice of eight elegant, custom colors.
Our engineered fumed oak is a unique product that offers all the flexibility of our unfinished line with the added benefits of engineered construction. Mounted on premium quality Baltic Birch plywood, the fume will fully penetrate the 4mm white oak wear layer making this floor compatible with drum sanding.
Fumed Oak Flooring Samples:
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