Over recent years, oak flooring has become a more and more popular choice of flooring within the home and business. When choosing what oak flooring is right for you, you are often shown a range of different wood flooring ranging from very cheap to expensive. There are two different types of oak flooring, solid oak and engineered oak flooring.
Solid Oak Flooring:
Solid Oak Flooring is the more expensive option between the two. This type of flooring is made up of 100% solid wood and can come in oak, walnut and other type of timber boards. The price often varies depending on the country of origin and size that you choose. One of the great advantages of using solid oak flooring is that it can be sanded down and re-finished over and over again. If the boards you choose are thick enough, you can also use it to replace existing floor boards. Using solid oak flooring isnt advised when laying over under floor heating as it will often create problems.
Engineered oak flooring:
Engineered flooring is made up of a solid top part of the board which is then attached onto another type of timber. Advantages of using this type of flooring are that the base of the floor boards are very stable and unlike solid oak flooring, you can use this type of flooring in rooms where you plan to use under floor heating. Like solid oak flooring, engineered flooring can be used to replace existing floor boards and can be sanded down and re-finished as many times as you like, providing that the flooring is thick enough.
Both solid oak and engineered oak flooring are available in a variety of different sizes. Ask for a professional opinion when choosing the sizes of your floor boards, as each type of flooring has different fitting methods for different sizes.