In a home where you want character and style, you can’t beat real solid wood flooring. Certain homes would not be complete without a solid wood flooring installation. As each board is made of 100% solid wood they will exude elegance and beauty for many years. The beauty of solid wood is that it becomes better the older it is. This type of wooden flooring is the most expensive, but also the most popular.
Each wooden strip consists of either American or European 100% solid oak wood. You tend to see solid oak flooring in older homes and buildings as it ages with its surroundings.
Studies have shown that installing solid oak flooring in your home can increase its value on the market and is also good for allergy sufferers as less dust is collect on the surface.
As the wooden strips are made from one piece of timber, this makes them extremely strong and durable and well maintained floors have been known to last 100’s of years as you will see in some stately homes, castles and museums.
The durability is enhanced as the oak flooring can be sanded and varnished periodically to enhance the look and bring it back to its original state.
Solid wood flooring is definitely the most difficult of wooden flooring to install due to its tendency to expand and shrink with atmospheric changes. It is recommended that real wooden flooring is stored in the home for several days before installing so that it can acclimatise to the room.