A well-known choice for flooring and an added grain pattern is the American oak which gives meaning without a little fuss. The imported oak is re-dried, machined and treated and then graded at the processing facility. The high quality wood is produced in a way that it meets all the requirements. Basically, it is a solid timber wood that sets a bar for luxury and class. It has a natural characteristic of a clean appearance and perfect canvas with variety of finishes and colors. It is a traditional form of flooring and it is available in both solid and wide board overlay and can be installed in different situations.
The Features and Grades
- It has a great hardness, grade, colour and a natural way to shrink and expand. The length and width of this timber wood is quite wide.
- The available grades depend on the species that one chooses. The grades show natural features such as gum vein, knots and insect markings.
- The smoother variety of the grade is there to capitalise on the properties and the colour of the timber.
Benefits of the American oak Floors
- It is extremely long lasting and has the advantage to be resurfaced if required.
- It is very easy to clean as it does not stain, retain odours and harbour dust or allergens unlike carpets.
- It is also soft under the feet and legs and so it does not tend to tire them.
- The timber can be recycled and renewed and it is eco-friendly.
The natural variation in color within the species of timber is a normal and the most appealing attributes. There are various types that are as follows:
- Black Butt: It usually survives in moderate forest fires and it is one of eucalyptuses that are flammable. The colour of this timber is mostly even as compared to the other species but sometimes it may be found to be light yellow and pale brown.
- Rose Gum: It is usually pinkish red brown in colour and is straight grained. The durability and the strength of the timber are quite moderate.
- Ironbark: Its colour varies from pale brown to dark chocolate brown and may be even dark red. It is a hard, heavy and compact wood making it a bit difficult to work.
- Spotted Gum: The colour of this timber is light or dark brown and is commonly used for decking and house framing due to its strength.
- Blue Gum: The plantation of the timber is extensive due to its rapid growth and adaptability to the changing conditions. Its colour ranges from reddish to dark brown.
- Aussies Reds: This timber has a unique blend of narrow grained Australian red species. The floor looks elegant as the colour has rich captivating tones from light red-brown to burnt-red.
Which Timber Floor should you choose?
The timber is solid and machined to various lengths and widths. It also has many species and patterns that vary in color, hardness and grain patterns. The species of timber may not suit all climates so the preferences in choosing the wood matters a lot. For instance:
- The solid wood should be sanded fine and finished with oil or polyurethane.
- Natural hard-wearing oils are used and are specially formulated for floors that are continuously exposed to wear and traffic.
- The extra benefit of such flooring is that the floors lasts longer and minimum amount of harmful gases and chemicals are emitted in homes or offices.
- There is a popular range of engineered oak floors that are made of solid wood and base made of plywood. Both of them are glued together that produces a strong and stable board making the natural wood more beneficial.
So these are the various types of timber flooring. And here read more options for flooring and its different benefits and features.