For the exceptional TRAPA soils of terra and moss oak, only the high quality wood of the sessile oak from the French Alsace is used.
What makes this particular type of oak so special? It is the tannic acid evenly distributed in the wood, which develops its antibacterial effect on the untreated wood surface for an unlimited period of time. This property of the sessile oak has always been used in the food industry to make cutting boards, snack boards and butcher's chopping sticks. The tannins of the sessile oak also play an important role in the aging of wines in barrels made from this wood. TRAPA not only produces healthy, antibacterial-hygienic natural wood flooring from the Alsace sessile oak: the valuable ingredients of this wood also give rise to the natural, earthy TRAPA colors.
This natural coloration is made possible by a heat-pressure process that caramelizes the wood's own sugar (xylose), resulting in many different natural shades - depending on temperature, pressure and time. Thus, the color of the floor comes from the raw material itself, from wood's own ingredients, which are transformed.