Over the past few years, more and more homeowners choose oak flooring for their home decoration, but how do you know which is the right option for you home? Oak flooring has gained much popularity in the last few years and has been increasingly chosen for homes as well as offices. There are several different types of oak timber floors that homeowners can choose from, which is an added advantage.
Solid wood flooring is considered to be one of the sturdiest and hardest types of flooring. Solid wood be it oak, walnut, or any other timber the boards should be 100% solid timber this is the most expensive option. The price would depend on the thickness and width of the board, the length of the board and the type of oak which is used. Solid flooring is great in nice size boards and if thick enough it can be used to replace existing floor boards. One of the biggest benefits of solid oak flooring is that in case of any damage or scratches, it can be sanded down in order to re-finish it again.
Engineered oak flooring is flooring where the engineered boards are made from layers of plywood and the top part of the board is fitted with a layer of solid oak. Some engineered floors can also be used to replace existing floorboards or for new properties they can be laid on joists. The main benefit of this type of flooring is that it has a very solid base which is very stable.
As with the many different types of actual flooring there are also many different types of finishes on wood flooring. Both, solid oak and engineered oak floorings are available in several different types of finishes. Every type of finishing material used on oak will have a different effect and overall look on oak.
In short, it is very wise of you to choose oak flooring to be installed in your house, as it is not only durable, but also is full of diversity.