Why Are Most of our Timber Floors Made From Oak?

As some of you may have noticed, the majority of our timber flooring is made from Oak. There are many different species of Oak in the world - Here at Forté Flooring we mostly use European Oak (sourced from regions such as France, Germany, Russia) as it has a more attractive grain pattern and does not yellow from exposure to sunlight as much as American Oak species. Oak is one of the most commonly used flooring timbers throughout the world for a number of very good reasons.

Why Are Most of our Timber Floors Made From Oak?

Hardwearing: Firstly, Oak is a hardwood and is much more dense than most of our common native NZ timbers, making it more difficult to dent or scratch.
Readily Available: Oak is a readily available species and is grown in many countries. In terms of conservation, Oak is a species of least concern.
Affordable: Due to its being readily available, Oak is one of the more affordable hardwood flooring timbers available on the market
Highly Adaptable: Above all other woods Oak takes very well to staining and colouring, and because of this a vast array of colour options can be acheived. It is available in shades from limed white to natural colour to very dark, and most colours in between.
Attractive: Oak has a very attractive grain pattern which is ideal for flooring. It is available in prime grades which are clean and mostly knot-free, or rustic or feature grades which have a higher percentage of knots and other interesting characteristics.
Improves with Age: Like a good red wine, Oak improves with age. Even after a couple of years the natural Oak colour will obtain a richer appearance. Regular care and maintenance combined with simple damage prevention methods will assist in preserving the integrity and longevity of your floor.

Date Added: Tuesday, 28th March 2017
 


 


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