Engineered Oak Flooring

04/01/2018

Introducing The New Engineered Oak Flooring

There’s something elegant, old-school if you like, about that solid, real oak flooring, which hasn’t lost its flavour in Perth; and it seems as if that pleasant, warm, beautiful Tasmanian oak flooring or even French oak flooring will never be unpopular.

Advanced technology in the oak flooring installation industry has come by great changes to include ‘engineered’ oak flooring. Now, this doesn’t mean it’s some bizarre way of making a plastic look like oak; in fact, this is real oak—engineering it is only enhancing what the product, the raw material, can bring to your home.

Oak flooring options

Species
The best hardwood floors are made with wood species that are readily available and solid.
Oak flooring and oak timber flooring is by far the most sought-after because of its strength and durability. There are other species of wood you may like such as maple and cherry flooring, bamboo, ash, walnut and mahogany.

The more expensive ranges include: mesquite, teak and jarrah.

If there is a salvage yard in your area, go for a visit. It may be worth your while. If you cannot find what you’re looking for, you can always leave your name and contact details. Salvage flooring is a great choice when renovating an older home in Perth.

Finished or Unfinished

Unfinished, unvarnished or unprepared oak flooring may be the perfect idea for a beach house. Or if you’re into having nature as close to you as possible then unfinished can look very elegant, provided you choose the right oak flooring specialist to install your new or refurbished floors.

Prefinished hardwood flooring comes from the factory already sanded and sealed, meaning the whole installing oak flooring procedure will be done in much faster time. There are also no natural odours, and the floor would be ready to be walked upon as soon as it has been laid.

Solid or Engineered oak

Some of the best flooring options is Tasmanian or French oak flooring. To take it in its natural form is a beautiful thing indeed. The smell, the warmth, the beauty – nothing compares, right?

That is until the engineered oak transformation in the industry turned solid oak into something more enhanced. So even though solid wood is a beauty not many people want to leave, we need to consider that it is very susceptible to moisture. The contraction and relaxation can lead to the wood becoming damaged. Engineered wood provides a solution to this, especially in the Perth climate.

This gives engineered wood excellent stability over time and makes it a good choice for any part of your Perth home.

Now, with this information about oak flooring, you should have a better idea of what is best for your renovation. However, if you want a little bit more information you can contact us or call 0400 895 393.