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Solid Oakwood floors are reliable and stylish, and look good in any space
Whether you’re going for a clean, light look or a dark, rustic look, these floors can be what you need. Despite not standing out in a crowd, these floors aren’t difficult to find. They are common, and have never gone out of style.
Many people opt for oakwood floors today because of their classic quality. Here’s some information you need to know before you make your decision.
Coming from oak trees around the world, oakwood is far from exotic. The floor’s medium density allows it to withstand wear and tear with ease. It’s also one of the simplest floors for a contractor to install. There are several reasons people keep going back to oakwood. The main benefits of this flooring are:
When people tell you oakwood floors last forever, they aren’t lying. With the proper care and maintenance, these durable floors can last up to 100 years.
Oakwood is easy to find, so it’s a great option if you’re on a tight budget. Since it’s not as costly as traditional hardwood, you can get the aesthetic you want, just at a lower price.
Do you have allergies? If you do, consider oakwood flooring because it rarely collects the amount of dust traditional hardwood does. That helps to improve your space’s air quality.
These floors are less susceptible to damage. Sweeping, vacuuming and mopping will keep your floors looking spick-and-span. They are also not likely to warp or bow.
The exciting day has finally arrived. It’s time for the installation of your brand new oakwood floors. Like with other hardwood floors, your contractor will either nail down or glue down the planks. We’ll tell you how each method works.
Nailing down oakwood planks isn’t hard.
Your contractor begins by making a chalk line by the wall to determine where to face nail the first row of planks. Once the first row is face nailed, the boards are blind nailed into place. After the first row is done, the following rows are connected by attaching the grooves and end tongues. This process is repeated in the following rows. Your contractor will ripsaw the last row of planks to leave a gap between the floor and the wall.
The other way to install oakwood floors is by gluing them down.
Your contractor will apply a flooring adhesive to your subfloor to prevent it from expanding and contracting from heat and humidity. The glue is spread with a notched trowel. Then the planks are placed on the floor in rows, starting at the longest wall. They are pushed together, much like a jigsaw puzzle. Lastly, the planks are secured to the floor with straps to prevent shifting while the glue dries.
There are multiple ways to install oakwood floors. The space’s size and the number of materials are a large part of determining the best installation method. Talk to your contractor about what will work best for your floors.
With over 30 years of experience in business, we are proud to have earned a reputation for providing premium wood products and professional services at competitive prices in the Saint Louis area - including Creve Coeur, Ladue, Brentwood, Richmond Heights, Frontenac, Chesterfield, Maplewood, Kirkwood, Clayton, Ballwin, the CWE, and more.
Whether you're working on a large or modest scale, residential or commercial, we service all hardwood flooring installations.
Champion will help you decide on the right wood floor for your project, whether for your home, a flip, or a commercial project. Our wide range of hardwood floors will allow you to customize your home or commercial space to look exactly how you want it.
We offer free consultation, expert installation, high-quality finishing, and exceptional results.
Stop by our showroom today to start exploring hardwood flooring. We will work to meet your specific material needs and find hardwood floor solutions that work within your budget.
Our utmost goal is to continue to have satisfied clients at the end of every project.
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