Choosing a hardwood floor for your home or property is a long process and there are many elements that you need to consider before making a decision. From the colour and grade of the wood, to the actual species that you think would work best for your space, there are a number of things to think about.
We would always encourage our clients to be open-minded and really look at all the options available on the market. Having said that, there are only a handful of species of wood that we would advise using for flooring in most domestic and commercial properties.
There are five species of hardwood that outsell them all when it comes to flooring, and here is everything you need to know about these popular species, and why they may be perfect for your home or property.
OAK HARDWOOD FLOORING
By far the most popular species of hardwood flooring is oak, most likely due to its distinctive features, longevity and durability.
It’s known to be a very beautiful species of wood thanks to its golden tone and caramel hues which make any space feel cosy; perfect for family homes.
There are two types of oak wood that work well as flooring; red oak, which is a darker wood with a lot of character and is ideal if you want to achieve a rustic look, and white oak, which is the more popular lighter colour for a bright and modern feel.