The depth of research and development that has gone into Master Oak is reflective of the attention to detail Unilin Panels bestow on all its designs. ‘Holding Master Oak in your hands you truly feel and see the oak,’ says Caroline Van de Populiere, R&D Director. ‘That’s because of the subtle shifts in the product’s depth, sharpness and pores. It’s because of the play of colours; this varying intensity. And the matt surface.’ The patented technologies used to create it don’t only seek to draw it in perfect line with nature, but add scratch and UV resistance to its properties – and that all important quality – ease of cleaning. Much as we love a natural finish, designing to last from natural waste is perhaps the best way of allowing nature to keep doing what it does best.