On Trend: Reclaimed Oak Flooring
Reclaimed oak has quickly become the new must-have flooring choice of the year and we know why! It can offer a variety of looks for any home from rustic barnwood (pictured above) to refined. It is more than its good looks that makes oak flooring a great choice for any home remodel or new home.
Oak is a very dense wood which means it is great for high traffic areas of the home. Oak ranks 1290 on the Janka Scale, the industry standard that tests the hardness of various woods. Why choose reclaimed? Aging the wood only improves its durability bringing its Janka score up to 1360.
True to all trends, they come in cycles. Oak flooring was popular from the 30’s to the 50’s so if you are remodeling an older home from this time period, reclaimed oak is the perfect choice for you! It can be modernized by installing wider widths but still true to the times by using the same building materials popular during this decade. But be on the look out because random widths is on trend for 2018.
Dreaming of a rustic barnwood wall in your home? Oak is also a great choice as a wall or ceiling application if you use an engineered product. Trying to decide if engineered is right for you? Click here for more information on engineered floors.
3. Aesthetically Appealing:
Oak is famous for its gorgeous grain pattern which look beautiful in a variety of stains and styles. If you want a rich color, reclaimed oak has time on its side. The aged patina of reclaimed flooring cannot be beat. If you want a more modern trend, choose a gray, white or greige wash to create the perfect farm house style. Whatever you choose for your style will look high quality with reclaimed oak as its canvas.