European Smoked Oak by Better Floors & Elysium Oak


Smoked Oak

SKU: 1971

Loogeits Mordant Black from the Loogeits Mordant collection finshed with a UV Hardwax Oil 


Loogeits Mordant collection has a speciality Reactive stain NT is a reactive aging stain based on natural and reactive colorants. Reactive stain is especially suitable for ageing the white oak wooden floorings tannin.


In this special process the parquet wooden flooring will react providing unique colours tones to the wooden floor  , The reactive finish is then finished with a Ciranova magic UV oil and protected by a stong and long lasting Hardwax .


The result is an authentic look and effect.

Finishing Code: 1971 | 8513 | 5510


  • FSC Certified White Oak | Attested in Austria, Europe

  • VOC Ready 2010

  • ECO Friendly Finishes 

  • Slip Classification Rating : R10 DIN 51130

  • Toy Safe: EN71-3

  • ​French legislation For Emissions : A+

Premium Character Grade Overview:


Boards with natural, slightly diversified color and wood structure, free graining without grain slope. Allowed are sporadically occuring pin knots, sound knots intergrown up to 10mm and mirror. Not allowed are black knots, knot holes or sapwood



Boards with diversified color and wood structure. Allowed are sound knots intergrown and naturally cracked up to 30mm – filled with a putty, and black knots up to 15mm. Acceptable are surface cracks with maximum width 1mm and length up to 20mm – filled with a putty. Necrosis, bark pockets and defects with maximum width 4mm and length up to 30mm are acceptable. Not allowed are sapwood, filled with a putty knot holes with diameter more than 10mm or frontal cracks.


Boards with strongly diversified color and wood structure. Allowed are discolored knotless boards in the quantity up to 20% of the order. Allowed are sound knots - without any quantitative or size limits, naturally cracked – filled with a putty maximum up to 1/3 of the knot size. Allowed are black knots and knot holes up to 25mm, filled with a putty. In engineered boards acceptable are frontal cracks with the length up to 200mm and width up to 10mm and surface cracks with the lenght up to 120mm and width 6mm – all cracks filled with a putty. Allowed are necrosis, bark pockets and defects with the width up to 15mm and length up to 200mm. Allowed is internal and external sound sapwood with light discoloration, mirror and core without transverse or radial cracks.



Boards with strongly diversified color and wood structure. Allowed are discolored knotless boards in the quantity up to 20% of the order. Allowed are sound knots naturally cracked, filled with a putty, with maximum diameter up to 50mm, black knots and holes after fall out knots – filled with a putty, with maximum diameter up to 20mm. In engineered boards acceptable are frontal cracks with the length 100mm and width up to 6mm and surface cracks with the lenght up to 50mm and width 4mm – all cracks filled with a putty. Allowed are necrosis, bark pockets and defects with the width up to 10mm and length up to 100mm. Allowed is sapwood, mirror and core without transverse or radial cracks.

Plank Size:

  • Length: (A) 75% 1900mm

  • Length: (B) 25% 950mm

  • Width: 190m

  • Thickness: 10mm over 4mm

Long Semi Solid Oak Floor Board
  • 950mm

Short Semi Solid Oak Floor Board
  • 1900mm

  • 1676mm

Advantages of the Elysium Oak plank ratio

Difference in fitting time

This is something that should definitely be taken into account before purchasing your floor. Random length floors are generally cheaper to purchase per square metre. However they will take much longer to fit in comparison to a Elysium Oak Specification Ratio set length boards. This should be taken into account when budgeting as longer fitting time could mean higher fitting costs. It’s also worth considering if you are working to a tight deadline or budget.

Amount of wastage

Some people will claim that you get less wastage with shorter / random length boards but this is not the case. With a long boarded floor, when you start laying it and get to the end of a row you would usually start the next row with that off cut. It also helps that with our long boards you get 4 cut boards in the box which helps you naturally stagger the end joints and prevent patterns from occurring. Often when fitting, the only cut you should have to make is when you lay the final boards up to the wall.

Frequently asked questions

How much does a Elysium Oak floor Cost ?

Though we have a standard per square meter price for all of our floors, there are several variables that need to be considered. That is why we recommend speaking directly to one of our flooring specialists who will be able to give a price estimate for your specific requirements.

Does Better Floors Keep Wooden Floors in stock ?

Yes, we tend to keep 3,500m2 upto 5,800m2 of unfinished engineered Oak flooring in stock in our Dubai Industrial City Production Centre, where we prepare all 55 Rubio Monocoat colours and finishes and 16 Ciranova colours and finishes.

When doing a renovation, At which point does the wooden flooring installation start ?

Wooden flooring installation commences once all other works, including painting, have been completed. The floor is the last thing to come in, right before furniture and decor.

Which countries do you service from your Dubai Industrial City Manufacturing Plant ?

We are the only authorised European Oak manufacturer in the G.C.C. region, we service and export our products to the following countries: United Arab Emirates, Sultanate of Oman, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Bahrain, India, Egypt, Jordan, Turkey & Cyprus

How long does installation of wooden flooring take?

Installation time will depend on a few factors such as room shape, furniture, installation method and the amount of accessories required. (For glue down installation), a team of two installers is able to lay circa 30-40 sqm per day (in an empty room with right angles).

Can I lay wooden flooring directly on top of an existing ceramic tilie or marble flooring?

Yes. Our floors are typically glued down on top of existing flooring. The boards are locked together via tongue & groove system, this method adds additional stability and restricts movement of the wooden floor board.

I have an existing ceramic tile skirting, do I need to remove it?

Though we generally recommend removing the tile skirting and installing a new one to create a more seamless finish, we are able to provide you with a customized skirting which is fitted nicely on top of the existing tile skirting, covering it. Feel free to visit our showroom and/or factory where we can show you samples.

Will the wooden floor fit under my exisiting doors & frames?

Yes, however we may need to shave the bottom of the doors/frames slightly.

Are your wooden floors made from natural wood?

Yes, The Elysium Oak LTD brand wooden floors are made from natural FSC certified European White Oak wood that has all been sustainably sourced from verified European foresters.

Are your floors suitable for Middle East harsh climate?

Yes. Elysium Oak wooden floors have an innovative engineered construction that ensures that the floor remains intact despite seasonal fluctuations of humidity. Since wood is a natural material, that is affected by climatic changes, a wood floor moves with the seasons, i.e. it swells in high humidity and shrinks in low humidity. Elysium Oak wooden floors multi-layered construction minimizes this movement.

Why are your wood floors "healthy"?

Elysium Oak wooden floors are the perfect choice for your whole family. Our natural wood floors are softer – and thereby safer – than stone flooring such as tile or marble; they don’t contain or emit any harmful chemicals, toxins or carcinogens; they are hypoallergenic and easy to keep clean/maintain, and on top of that extremely cosy and the most sustainable choice. After all, with so many harmful environmental pollutants in our everyday lives, it is comforting to know that a Elysium Oak wood floor is completely natural and healthy- enabling you and your children to breathe easy at home everyday,

All Elysium Oak wooden floors are finished with the Belgium brand Ciranova & Rubio Monocoat, which both are 0% VOC or water, Child & Pet friendly, Eco friendly, BREEAM Certification & Food/toy safe

Do I need to keep the AC on?

We recommend maintaining a normal room temperature between 18°C and 24°C. This is to ensure an indoor climate that protects the floor (as well as your furniture, clothes, ceilings, walls, etc.) from any potential mold and moisture damage.

Are your floors waterproof?

Elysium Oak engineered wooden floors are water resistant, not waterproof. That is why we do not recommend installing the floors in wet areas, and encourage any spillage to be wiped up as quickly as possible.

What can I use to clean my oil finished wooden floors?

For daily cleaning, use dry methods, e.g. vacuuming and combine with the use of a Spray Mop (microfiber mop) using Rubio Monocoat or Ciranova Cleaner solution wood soap

Can I get this same colour and finsihing in differnt parquet floor designs ?

Yes any colour and/or finish seen on our website can be custom manufactured to any plank pattern design such as Herringbone,Chevron, Straight plank or even the Versailes parquet floor panels.

See our video for some more inspiration