The natural characteristics and beauty of oak make it an ideal resource for furniture and flooring. We at Woodpecker are passionate about oak flooring and the overall feel it brings to a property. But what makes oak flooring so special and why should you consider it for your next project?
Although oak flooring may require a higher budget than carpet or vinyl there are many aspects to it which add character, warmth, and value to a home, making the investment worthwhile. Depending on your project, oak flooring could make your property more appealing to your customer. Historically it’s a luxury that most people associate with quality as well as functionality and design.
A Woodpecker floor has a manufacture defect guarantee for 25 years. If maintained correctly, good quality oak flooring will last for years. On average, oak wears just 1mm every 100 years. Oak flooring also ages gracefully with everyday wear and tear adding to its lustre and character. Oak in particular has a good hardness level for flooring. It’s hard-wearing but soft enough to be restored if need be.
Oak flooring is a popular choice amongst housing developers due to its stylish and timeless appeal it. And with an increasing choice of colours and finishes, there’s a style to suit all.
There are a number of species of oak, each differing slightly depending on the origin. The natural swirling pattern and shade of the grain makes oak preferable within the furniture and flooring industry. It’s cut in a way which maximises the natural beauty of the wood and makes for a strong and durable floor.
With a little tlc, oak flooring is easy to maintain in comparison to carpets. A simple brush, light vacuum and regular refresh with an appropriate floor cleaner will keep the oak flooring in tip top condition for many years to come. There is also less risk of allergies as wooden flooring is proven to be more hygienic than carpeted finishes.
These days, underfloor heating is considered by far the most efficient way to heat a home. So if you’re working on a housing project, oak flooring may be a worthwhile consideration as it is compatible with underfloor heating. The soft consistent heat of underfloor heating will complement the oak flooring and add to its already warm character, making it more appealing to your potential buyer.
At Woodpecker, we take great pride in only sourcing wood from responsibly managed forests. All of our wood is certified by the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) or Programme for the Endorsement of Forests Certification (PEFC). Therefore, you can be assured that all of our timber is sourced with care.
As I’m sure you will agree, there are many benefits to oak flooring. And whatever style you may choose for your property, the quality and beauty of the floor will certainly shine through. Browse our website to order your free samples and see the beauty of oak flooring for yourself.