French Oak is considered one of the most exquisite wood species and it plays a significant role in nice clean finished appearance. Our French Oak at Global Hardwood & Supplies hardwood flooring uses only French Oak because it has higher tannin content than any other Oak around the world. It reacts better in the again process, giving the wood a beautiful time worn look. We use only character grade French oak because it has the most interesting cracks, knots and tight wood grains that no other wood can match. Each board has its own unique beauty and style.