SOLID OAK FLOORING
Solid oak flooring is one of the most popular types of solid wood flooring around. Each plank is made of 100% Oak timber, which is why they are often refereed to as real oak flooring. These are the traditional type of woods you would normally see in older properties.
Fitting solid oak flooring in your property can help add value to the property, reduce allergies as they collect less dust compared to other types of floors and very easy to care for.
Available in a range of widths and lengths
Solid wood flooring is a natural product, with each board consisting of a single piece of wood that is machine-cut to size. The flooring is taken from the saw mill to the factory for drying and finishing. On arrival, the material is loaded into a kiln for air-drying, which can take up to a month depending on the species of wood.
The drying process is heavily controlled so that its moisture content is reduced, otherwise the timber can warp during storage. Flooring can be treated with a variety of finishes – boards can be lacquered for a clean and glossy finish, or can alternatively be oiled and left untreated to create a rustic, natural look in your property. As the product is 100% natural, the flooring may expand due to seasonal temperatures changes although the movement is minimal.
There are many different species of wood, each of which can provide varying patterns, colours and styles. Oak is considered to be one of the most popular species for solid wood flooring.
Oak is incredibly strong, durable and can be a versatile material. Maple and Ash are also very popular and have their own unique style and colour.
One of the main advantages of solid wood flooring is that it is long-lasting and durable. Wooden flooring is eco-friendly and can be restored to its original quality by sanding the board’s surface back to a fresh layer of wood. The timber doesn’t accumulate a great deal of dust or debris, meaning that it is easy to clean, and a weekly wash will help to keep it clean.
Solid wood flooring also benefits from being finished with an interlocking system, which allows the planks to be easily connected and fitted into your home.