Oak floors are wonderfully versatile and fit perfectly in many different types of interiors as they can look so different, depending on the finish, size and shape of the board and of course the character of the wood.
Solid oak flooring is an option for those that are looking for pure quality. If you are looking for a strong and stylish wood floor then oak flooring would be a superb choice for you. Once you have decided on the look you want to achieve then deciding on the colours and character of the wood is an important decision.
There is a wide range of colours to choose from when buying solid oak flooring, ranging from dark rustic colours to much paler shades, including white oak flooring. Your colour choice affects the sense of light and space in any room. For example; a dark floor absorbs the light and makes a room appear smaller and cosier, a floor with lots of knots creates a country vibe and a lighter floor gives a more modern feel.
When buying solid oak flooring there are some things that you need to take into account, such as the fact that solid oak flooring can expand as well as contract due to changing room temperature. This situation and others can be overcome by opting for an engineered oak floor. Engineered wood flooring is a real alternative to solid wood, maintaining solid wood’s natural beauty with the surface wear layer. Engineered flooring is a method of construction that involves wood layers being stuck together under high pressures and it helps create an oak wood flooring which is more stable and less affected by moisture, humidity and temperature.
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