Professional Floors of St. Louis Inc. Blog
Oak Floors - the Wood Species of Choice
In St. Louis, Oak floors still seem to be the wood species of choice. Here at Professional Floors of St. Louis, we agree, and think that oak floors are cost effective, durable, and stain versatile.
"Oak floors have so much going for them - they're durable, easy to care for, beautiful, and affordable when compared to imported hardwoods. It's no wonder that oak is the most popular choice in America for wood flooring. And when you add up all the advantages, oak provides great value for money.
No matter what your home is like -- traditional or modern, large or small -- chances are that it will look even better with oak floors. And they'll increase the value of your home too - both now and in the future. Although non-traditional woods like pecan or walnut can create a dramatic appearance, oak goes with every décor, and it's liked by almost everyone. If you ever resell your home, oak flooring will make it more desirable to many buyers.
You can buy oak in a wide range of finishes, so you can use it regardless of whether you want light or dark floors. It comes in strips as narrow as 2-1/4" and as wide as a foot, and in glossy, satin, or matte finishes. If you want a more rustic look, hand-scraped or distressed boards are available. Quarter sawing really brings out its beauty.
Oak is available as solid or engineered wood flooring, and it can be installed almost anywhere. Use solid wood over wood sub floors and engineered product over concrete.
You'll find your floors easy to maintain. And with the right care, they'll last for generations.
Some of the other advantages of oak are its natural resistance to fungus, insects, and pests, And when it's properly finished, it resists liquids too. Just be sure to wipe up any spills quickly."
Of course, there are also many other great choices in new hardwood flooring, such as cherry, bamboo, hickory, pine, and other exotic woods. Please visit our web site at www.profloorstl.com for more information about your new hardwood flooring choices, whether it be pre-finished, job-finished, or refinishing your existing floors.