When you’re undertaking a big project like a home renovation, there are lots of decisions to be made. One of the most important, is which materials you’ll choose for everything from your floors to your ceilings.
There are many reasons why you should consider oak as your material of choice for a number of different aspects of your renovation project. Here, we’ll take a look at just a few…
Oak’s long-lasting and strong properties are just some of the reasons that it has been used as a building material for hundreds of years. In fact, oak gets tougher as it ages – you’ll know what we mean if you’ve ever tried to drill a hole in an old oak beam!
This means that oak is the ideal material for ceiling beams, floorboards and even fireplace mantels. Basically, oak is extremely versatile!
Oak floorboards, for example, are perfect for areas of the house that you walk on a lot (a hallway, for example), as they are sturdy enough to withstand a lot of use.
If you’re adding a new door or window, an oak lintel can be used instead of a concrete one. You’ll have the added bonus that oak lintels look much better than their concrete counterparts.
As well as being strong, oak also looks great. Including oak in your home renovation can help bring a real feeling of warmth to your living spaces.
Use oak flooring in your home to create a real wow factor and opt for oak worktops in your kitchen for a charming, country-style kitchen feel.
Oak fireplace beams are a really simple way to finish off your fireplace. What’s more, with the invisible fixings we provide with most of our beams, your oak beam will look like it’s ‘floating’ above your hearth.
Oak shelves can provide both stylish and practical storage solutions. Arranged singularly or in groups of three or five, oak shelves can be used to create a real focal point in a room, while making the most of your wall space.
Oak is a distinctive, beautiful, quality material that will last for many years to come.
Here at Traditional Beams, we source all of our oak from property managed sustainable European woodland.
If we’ve convinced you to use oak in your home renovation, take a look at our range of oak beams, flooring, shelves and much, much more.
As always, make sure to send us in your pictures when you’ve finished – we’d love to see what you’ve done!
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