Shou Sugi Ban Collection

Shou Sugi Ban is a traditional Japanese method for wood preservation.  At Elesco we have taken this idea and created a collection of flooring.  The oak planks are firstly burnt, we then heavily brush the planks to expose the grain and finally give the boards a light sand ready for finishing.  This process gives the planks a beautiful rich unique base colour.  We will then finish the boards in a range of hard wax oils to enhance the final appearance, multiple clear coats are then applied to protect the flooring.  Some shades such as Mito and Sakata retain the natural look of the burnt oak, where other shades such as Sendai and Otsu add a coloured oil to give the flooring a different appearance.  Nagano and Osaka use a partly burnt board, these colours still have a unique burnt appearance but with more natural oak on display.

Sizes and Grades

We would recommend using rustic grade planks for this finish.  

European long length, from 1.8m to 2.8m.  Widths are listed below

  Width                Thickness                 Grade
100mm – 16 (4) mm or 21 (6) mm – Rustic
180mm – 16 (4) mm or 21 (6) mm – Rustic
220mm – 16 (4) mm or 21 (6) mm – Rustic
260mm – 16 (4) mm or 21 (6) mm – Rustic

Key Features

Burning

Full Burn

Heavy Brushing

Part Burnt Boards

Colours

Nagano
Nagano
Ozu
Ozu
Osaka
Osaka
Mito
Mito
Kyoto
Kyoto
Nantan
Nantan
Otsu
Otsu
Sakata
Sakata
Sendai
Sendai
Zama
Zama
Kaga
Kaga