Smoking wood is an age-old tradition that’s been used to preserve wood since the start of the 20th century. A method that is reported to have been introduced by Gustav Stickley, it resulted in a look that really gathered interest with the arts and crafts movement of the time. Floors and furnishings of this era commonly have a smoked oak finish. Smoked oak engineered flooring is a modern-day development of this original idea and brings all the beauty and appeal of this age-old tradition bang up to date.
Combining the great looks of century-old flooring with all the advantages that smoked oak engineered flooring offers truly results in the best of both worlds for someone who’s looking for something just a little bit different. In this article, we want to share a number of smoked oak options that we think you’ll like as much as we do.
Bright and light
Although smoking wood tends to make it darker, in the case of this Select Engineered Oak flooring that’s Dark Smoked and White UV oiled it’s its lightness that makes it simply stunning. A floor that has been smoked but subsequently white UV oiled, you get a magical mix of the dark undertones and the white fore, which makes for a really interesting finish. This style of floor works really well in casual settings and has the great advantage of being suited for installation throughout the entire home – even where you have under floor heating.
Natural and neutral
This Select Engineered Oak flooring that’s Click system, Dark Smoked, Brushed and UV oiled is everything you’d expect an oak floor to be. It’s a real classic but with all the convenience of modern engineered flooring. In fact, its surface is so interesting, it makes you want to reach down and touch it. Add to this, the fact that this floor is click system, which means it’s ever so easy to install and you soon see why this solution is such a big hit with so many of our customers.
Rich, honey colour
If you want a really rich, traditionally smoked look, then this natural engineered oak floor that’s click system, smoked, brushed and UV oiled is for you. Another click system floor, which means that even relatively novice DIY-ers could take this one on, this floor is a superb rich, dark honey colour. It lends itself to both modern and traditional interiors and it’s an option that you’re sure to never tire of.
And finally, if you’re on the lookout for something really different, then this prime engineered oak herringbone floor is for you. It’s been dark smoked and then brushed and white lacquered which means the contrast between light and dark is really apparent and appealing. When you add this stunning finish to the herringbone design, what you end up with is a floor that’ll be the envy of all your friends and family. Or alternatively there’s this Prime Engineered oak floor in a chevron pattern that’s been dark smoked and brushed, then finished with a UV oil. When you fit this floor, you’re introducing an age old tradition into your home, both in terms of the smoking of the floor and the parquet styling. Yet, once again, you have all of the fabulous benefits that engineered flooring brings.
So as you can see, if you’re in the market for smoked oak engineered flooring, there is plenty of choice. The only real limit to what you can achieve is your imagination. But at Wood and Beyond, we can help you make the most of that too. We’ve seen all of these floors work in a whole host of different settings, so we can help you with ideas that are just a bit different, that you mightn’t have thought about yourself. All you need to do is get in touch and let us get to work on a range of ideas for you.