Why oak makes for one of the best kinds of flooring

Whether solid or engineered, oak is one of the most popular flooring materials in our store.

Providing a world-class grain, attractive natural colours, and a strong and durable body, oak is found all over the home, and there are many benefits to having oak as the material of choice for your floor:

Variety and choice

At Best at Flooring, we’re proud to be able to offer a variety of different flooring types for homes and commercial properties.

With that in mind, we also offer a variety of different styles of oak from some of the best and well-known flooring brands in the country.

This means that no matter what kind of décor style you have in your home, you’ll be able to choose from a great many styles and finishes, from our dark Kahrs Oak Attebo flooring, right through to our bright Sanders & Fink Satin Lacquered Oak.

Easy maintenance

All our oak floors are finished with high-quality oils or lacquer, which means that they are treated to great levels of protection.

With such minimal maintenance required, this means that after installation, families are free to enjoy beautiful oak flooring that requires easy and stress-free cleaning.

Thanks to its tough and dense constitution, it also means that oak wood is highly resistant to mould and fungal attack.

Oak is a great investment

Although there are absolutely no kinds of flooring that can reduce the value of a property, it is well known that solid oak flooring can actually help sell homes quicker than those without them, and can provide extra equity for the property.

According to the National Wood Flooring Association (NWFA) in the U.S., real estate agents report that houses with oak hardwood flooring are easier to sell, sell for a higher price, and do so faster.

What’s more, like a good wine, oak improves with age, and if cared for and looked after, the wood becomes richer in both tone and colour.

Oak flooring is good for people with allergies

Due to the smooth surface of oak flooring, floors can be easily maintained and cleaned and offer no place of harbour for pollen, dust, dirt and other allergens.

This can make life more comfortable for people who happen to suffer from both asthma and or eczema.

Engineered oak flooring is just as appealing as solid oak flooring

If you’re searching for an engineered oak floor, there is no visual difference between that and an oak floor that is made from solid wood.

Additionally, it’s just as durable as solid wood and is extremely easy to install, whether you’re a DIY enthusiast or a professional.

If you want to know more about oak flooring, and all the different types that we provide instore, call us on 0113 333 9870 or check out our contact page.