Roasted Red Oak Plank Flooring, Park Slope Brooklyn

The Park Union Building at 910 Union Street in Park Slope, Brooklyn has Vermont Plank Flooring’s “Roasted” Red Oak wide plank flooring in each of its 15 condominiums. The developer, American Development Group, selected Vermont Plank both for its uniquely beautiful product, and for the sustainable methods used to harvest the local timber.

I was able to find a local supplier with a local harvest, keeping Americans employed, with a superior product,” said Perry Finkelman, the development group’s CEO.

Vermont Planks “Roasted” Red Oak is thermally treated at 500 degrees Fahrenheit in a special kiln that removes all oxygen to prevent the timber from combusting. The process caramelizes the wood, giving it a dark, almost walnut-like appearance all the way through each plank. It also makes the planks more structurally sound and less likely to expand or contract with moisture.

The floor was finished with a zero VOC finish, Rubio Monocoat, along with a single coat of Rubio 5% White Oil. Click here for the full story on 910 Union Street.

  • Flooring: Roasted Red Oak in varied widths
  • Finish: Custom Rubio 5% White Oil Finish