2 December 2014

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Oak hardwood flooring is one of the most popular types of wooden flooring. This is due to its timeless look, its strength and oak wood’s attractive colouring. Here at Just Wood we have a wide selection of oak wood floors available, all encompassing the best features of this popular type of wood flooring.

Oak Trees
There are two types of oak trees that are used to create oak wooden flooring; white oak and red oak. Red oak is the most popular type of wood for flooring. The tree is native to North America and Canada and has distinctive red leaves. The sapwood is very light, almost white, whereas the heartwood is a reddish brown colour.
White oak is so called because the trees are very pale, almost silvery. The white oak is one of the longest lasting trees and can live for thousands of years. The grain of the tree is very light and straight, making it a popular choice for wooden flooring.

Oak Wood Colours
Oak floors tend to be quite light in colour, especially those made from white oak trees that have a silvery finish. This lightness makes it incredibly versatile; oak floors can be installed with the natural colour or they can be stained in a number of different shades and finishes. Generally oak floors range from a dark white to medium brown. It has a cool finish that looks great in both large and small spaces.

Benefits of Oak Wood Flooring
Oak is one of the most popular flooring choices for a number of reasons. Perhaps the main one is its durability. Oak is incredibly strong and long lasting, this is why it’s popular in homes as it can withstand a lot of wear. It’s particularly ideal for households with pets or children as the oak floor can endure the stresses they put on it.

Another great reason for choosing oak floors is that it is perhaps the best wood for staining and varnishing. It takes very well to most types of stains so it can be dyed to almost any shade, making it very versatile.

Oak wood is also popular because of the pattern of its grain. Oak has a very straight but decorative grain which really improves the look of the floor.

This makes oak ideal for any room, the grain will add to the look but won’t overwhelm the decoration.

Finally, oak has a timeless look that will never go out of style. So, you can rely on oak floors to look good for years to come.

To view our extensive range of Oak Wood Floors, please visit: http://www.justwood.co.uk/types_of_wood/range/oak