There is a natural beauty and charm to an oak wood floor that translates into making a home charming and welcoming while adding to the resale value. If you are considering a hardwood floor from oak, you will find it naturally beautiful. You will also discover that the flooring can be stained any number of shades that add custom accents to your home.
Oak Wood Floor Care
As with most hardwood, you don’t need to pamper your oak wood floor, but you should keep it clean with a broom, dust mop, or slightly dampened hard wood floor cleaning mop. How much work your specific species of floor needs is a question you will want to ask your flooring professional before the job begins, especially if you are putting wood floors in highly trafficked areas such as the entry way or kitchen.
Oak is Great for Staining
When it comes to the color of your oak, there are several species to choose from and you also have a wide variety of stains. The stains will beautify and amplify the style you are looking for. Work with your flooring professional to determine the best look for your space.
Keep in mind that when you are working with a natural material such as oak, there are natural variations. This is part of the beauty of the species. Even with just a few pieces of the same oak there will be variations, and no stained floor will look exactly like the one you saw somewhere else. Wise decorators know to test a sample of the stain you choose on a small area first, to be sure that the stain is what you envision.
Whether you choose to stain or keep it natural with just a varnish, an oak wood floor is a popular and versatile addition to the beauty of your home.