If you are thinking of investing in some new flooring, oak is the way to go. But don’t just take our word for it.
Here are a few reasons why oak flooring is our number one choice:
1) Oak is tough
Oak is a hardwood, which means it is extremely durable and hard wearing. This makes it perfect for flooring which is going to be walked on regularly.
Indeed, in Latin, oak is known as quercus robur, meaning strength.
In reality, this means that oak flooring can last for many, many years.
And the natural beauty of wood is timeless. Fashions will come and go, but oak, which has already been used for a variety of different purposes for hundreds of years, doesn’t look like it’s about to go anywhere anytime soon.
2) Oak flooring will bring warmth to any room
Adding oak to a room, whether in the form of an oak beam, a few oak floating shelves or oak flooring, can help to add a lovely feeling of warmth to your home.
Plus, oak flooring creates an aura of luxury that simply cannot (in our opinion) be replicated in oak imitation flooring.
3) Real oak flooring is unique
If you purchase laminate wood-effect flooring, the patterns have been designed to look like wood.
As real oak flooring is made out of wood, a natural product, with its own intricate beauty, each piece of oak flooring is unique.
Additionally, one of the great things about oak flooring is that it looks great in any home, modern or old. It’s also really easy to add your own touch to your oak flooring. You can either keep it looking natural or stain it in a colour of your choice.
Depending on your preference, you can even opt for rustic oak flooring or something more slick.
4) Oak looks better and better with time
Like a good red wine, oak just keeps on getting better and better as it ages.
If you look at oak beams that have been used to build houses hundreds of years ago, you can see the wonder-ful depth of colour that the wood has developed.
The same is true for oak flooring.
Look after your oak flooring and you will reap the benefits as it ages over the years to come.
5) Oak flooring could even add value to your home
If you are going to carry out any renovations in your home, it can be helpful to consider whether they will add any value to your house, should you decide to move on in the future.
Character features in a home, such as oak flooring, can be a real selling point for buyers.
Interested in getting a quote to add oak flooring to your home or want to know if oak flooring could be right for your property? Contact us today for free expert advice about your project.
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