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The Mighty Oak

The Mighty Oak


Posted in Wood Flooring by Source on February 18th 2014
>Nothing is as English as good, solid oak, what makes this incredible tree so big and popular in the world of hardwood flooring?There are many varieties of oak tree, some of which are unique to our shores. Oak forests have been planted and tended for hundreds of years and the mighty oak is still one of the great sights of the British woodland. Oak framed and oak flooring houses are becoming popular again today because of the extraordinary strength this wood retains over time. Oak flooring is a wood that comes with opulence and beauty, and it is the fact that oak grows so slowly that makes an extremely durable hardwood; in fact it's almost indestructible. An engineered oak floor brings a different type quality, with beauty  and the charm of  oak flooring but also with a different set of  charm and quality of a solid oak floor with the advantages of a modern flooring. This type of flooring can cope with the everyday wear and tear of a busy household, and in time it will become more loved and worn with beauty that will make you realise that this was a sound investment. The natural material wood gives every room a sense of warmth and homeliness and provides the ideal basis for tasteful, style-conscious furnishing. The aesthetic value of hardwoods like oak is also coming back into style. These days we appreciate the honey colours of oak wood, polished and smoothed to a high finish and  oak flooring is one of the best and most durable of all floor timbers. Few other wood flooring materials have such enduring strength and resistance to rot, decay, and insect pests. Oak flooring also showcases the beauty and rich, close grain of the natural wood, much more so than just a piece of wooden furniture or a door or window frame made from it can. Oak has an interesting and attractive grain pattern, which becomes even more interesting when you select different cuts of the log for example crown sawn or quarter-sawn. It also works well when using patterns. Its durability as well as its stability makes it ideal for wood flooring and furniture-making, but also many other uses - from shipbuilding and construction to cabinet making and musical instruments. At Source Wood Floors, we love to work with oak, and are here to help you with any questions or queries that you may have, so please feel free to call us on 0845126781.


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