Oak Flooring Hertfordshire
Criterion flooring has several types of Oak flooring on offer. Our Bordeaux range is 100% European grown oak and manufactured in Europe to a very high standard.
Criterion offers several finishes. Prefilled and sanded ready for finishing is standard. Heavy brushed, light and dark smoked, aged, soft brushed and bandsaw finish and any combination of these are available.
All prefinished oak boards are finished with two coats of hard wax oil and air dried for a natural effect.
Oak flooring is cost effective as it lasts for a very long time without the need for replacement. Oak is one of the strongest woods in the world, is very durable and easy to clean.
Different Types of Oak Flooring
The boards are made from solid wood. Oak is a very strong wood and its durability make it cost effective. The downside of using solid oak is the limited size of the boards, and it expands and contracts in different weather conditions.
Engineered oak consists of a small layer of real oak on top of three or four syntactic layers. The result are boards that look like real wood, but are cheaper in price.
Popular Oak Flooring Grades
Oak flooring can be bought in different grades. Each grade gives the oak a distinctive look. Below you can find a summary of the most common grades:
The Prime Grade is the highest and most expensive grade. It provides a clean look because of the minimal amount of knots and colour variation.
The Select Grade has many clean boards with a small amount of knots and colour variation. This grade has a uniform look. It has mainly a flawless finish, but the occasional tiny crack can provide some character.
There’s more colour variation in the Natural Grade and knots can be as large as 30mm. This grade would fit well in old barns as well as modern homes.
Rustic Grade has a lot of character with many colour variations, patterns, knots and cracks. This flooring is perfect if you want the maximum amount of character.
Contact us today and we’ll be happy to discuss the most suitable Oak Floor for your home! With a range to choose from, it’s important to decide which is the best one to enhance your property and make it stylish.