Solid oak flooringis one of the most popular types of solid wood flooring around. Each plank is made of 100% Oak timber, either European or American 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.
Their complete wood structure means thatsolid oak flooringboast high levels of timber strength and examples that have been well cared for are known to exceed 100 years of service life such as in stately homes (and even castles). This durability is aided by the fact that solid woods can be sanded and re-coated, a process that can revitalise the finish of the wood and therefore extend its service life even further. The slight downside of solid oak flooring is the tendency of any natural wood to react to temperature changes by means of expanding and contracting and their limitations in terms of length and thickness of each floorboard.
Oak wood is widely used in the creation of solid floors due to its durability, availability and attractive grain markings. The entire family of oak trees has over 600 species which are used in a wide range of applications. The wood has natural resistance to insect and fungal attack, properties which made it a prize wood for building ships to wood flooring and building beam creation. Also considered an environmentally friendly choice as oak is renewable, recyclable and 100% natural.
Solid wood flooring are a popular type of hardwood flooring made from one piece of hardwood timber such as Oak or Walnut. Also refereed to as real wood flooring they have been around for years and are extremely popular in domestic and commercial properties. Each floor type is also available to order as a sample and comes with 10 years warranty. Just click on your choice of floor and select the 'Free Sample' option.
Floor Construction Each floor board is cut to a specified dimension and treated to ensure an extra long lifespan and service life. Because only 100% wood is used in the construction process of the floor, solid wood flooring enjoys a reputation of been especially strong and able to cope with many years of foot traffic. The wood and core of the floor is made from Oak or Walnut woods which are considered extremely strong, durable and importantly sourced from sustainable forests. These are managed forests where trees are replenished as opposed to exotic woods that are sometimes endangered.
Floor Advantages 1. Solid wood flooring are considered stable, strong and known to last more than 100 years if cared for. The process of wood flooring maintenance is easy and mainly revolves around keeping the floor clean. 2. Their complete wood construction means that you will be able to sand, refinish or re-coat each floorboard several times thereby increasing its serviceable potential. This is only possible due to the sheer amount of real wood used. 3. Due to the use of tongue and grooves profile with micro bevel finish, no visible gaps will appear once the floor has been fitted.
If you are unable to find the precise finish or shade of floor we also offer bespoke wood flooring service which is affordable and quick as well as a wide range of engineered floors. All the products you see here are in stock and our flexible delivery service means we deliver when it suits you.
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