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Oak Wood Flooring: Popular Styles


Oak flooring is a popular and classic choice for a reason; it can provide a durable and long-lasting floor as well as giving off a fantastic appearance. To achieve exactly the result you want, there are several options of oak wood flooring to think through.

Parquet Wood Flooring

Parquet wood flooring can be made from many different types of wood and, unsurprisingly, oak is a popular choice. Parquet can be arranged into various different patterns such as Herringbone, Chevron or Versailles. To add some detail to an oak wood floor, parquet is worth considering.

Solid Wood Flooring

Aside from the arrangement in which it is laid, oak flooring can be made of either solid wood or engineered wood. The stand out features of solid wood are that it is authentic with a high level of durability and a long lifetime. By way of appearance, it both looks and feels luxurious, and can be refinished when required.

Engineered Wood Flooring

Engineered wood flooring is made up of multiple layers, which can give the surface greater stability, and also makes it resistant to changes in temperature and humidity, unlike solid wood flooring. The top layer, known as the wear layer, can have a depth of anything between 2 and 7mm; with a premium quality floor you should be opting for 4mm and above. Engineered wood still has a wonderful appearance, with the wear layer showcasing the natural beauty and characteristics of the oak.

Preferences for oak flooring can depend on personal taste and interior furnishings as well as the nature and function of the room into which it is to be installed and how much traffic the area receives. It may also be worthwhile taking factors such as pets into account.