Choose Floor Coverings International for all your oak flooring needs in the greater Ottawa area. Oak flooring is a very popular hardwood species, and the most common types are white oak and red oak. We know the large span of hardwood species can be somewhat overwhelming, so we are available to our customers in the area for no-obligation, in-home estimates and consultations.
Our flooring team is experienced in the products and installation of all hardwood flooring species, including oak flooring. We are prepared to assist you in choosing from the appropriate oak samples, offer design guidance, and perform a professional, efficient installation of your new floors.
Advantages & Disadvantages
The primary benefits of oak flooring are that it has a long life, it is a classic style, and it is easily refinished. Oak flooring has been used in homes for centuries, and it is known for its distinct grain pattern. This creates a traditional, rustic look in any space – a look that has remained popular for many years. Additionally, if your oak floors start to look worn and old, you can have them re-sanded and refinished multiple times to keep them looking fresh. This extends the life of most oak floors, making them a great investment for your home or office. Oak flooring isn’t the absolute most durable of all the hardwood species, but it’s more durable than some others.
However, oak flooring does come with a few drawbacks. Oak flooring can become bleached or faded if exposed to a lot of harsh sunlight. You can avoid this discoloration by making sure your oak floors are sealed well and by closing your blinds or curtains when the sun is at its most powerful. Also, oak flooring can be susceptible to stains and spills, especially if the spills are oil-based.
We have access to a wide array of styles and colors of oak flooring, so you’ll surely find a product that suits your needs and your personal aesthetic. Because we have partnerships with leading manufacturers, we are able to offer our customers the best brands and top-quality products at budget-friendly prices.