Wood Flooring is a type of flooring which involves the use of various types of wood which could be gotten from timber. Of course, wood is very popular when it comes to flooring materials and comes in various species, cuts, colors, and styles.

One major type wood flooring is solid hardwood flooring of which the solid hardwood floors are made from milled planks from a piece of timber. Originally, solid wood was used majorly for construction purposes; they were installed perpendicular to the wooden support beams of the building which was known as bearers or joists. As the use of concrete as a subfloor has increased in certain parts of the world, engineered wood flooring is becoming more popular. However, this hasn’t pushed over solid wood flooring because of solid wood floors in terms of wear surface, solid wood floors are thicker and are sanded and finished more than the engineered wood floor.

Oak Flooring

Oak Flooring is known to be a popular form of solid wood flooring because of its beauty. All that is needed is for you, your interior design decorator and builder plan and create a hardwood floor that suits your taste. Companies like Grand Oak Flooring that uses a proven multi ply hardwood core superior method which creates a product which is more stable than that of a 3 ply construction.

There are several oak floorings such as Arctic Oak, Balinese Oak, Burnt Oak, Canyon Oak, Desert Oak, European Oak, Gunsynd Oak, Limed Oak, Milano Oak, Morrocan Oak, Persian Oak, Uluru Oak, and many other forms of oak flooring.

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Timber Flooring

Timber flooring is usually used in hilly areas where the moisture content is high and there is plenty of wood available.  In timber flooring, wooden floats are known to be more economical and widely used. However, timber floors can’t be used just anywhere but mainly for dancing halls, auditoriums, carpentry halls, etc. The one and only problem with timber flooring are preventing dampness which leads to raising the floor. There is a 15cm layer of cement concrete which covers the whole area under the floor which is called the site or oversite concrete.

In timber flooring, there are boarding supported on the timber joists known as bridging joists or floor joists that are usually nailed to the wall plates at the ends and get support from intermediate walls called sleeper or dwarf walls along the length. These sleeper walls are normally 10cm thick and have this honeycombed shape. Their work is to reduce the pan for the floor joists. Although, sleeper walls are sometimes spaced more than apart, the honeycomb shape is to allow the free circulation of air in the space under the floor. Conversely, the longitudinal members are known as ‘sleeper plates’ are fixed above the sleeper walls. Secured to the sleeper walls are the floor joists that are nailed to the sleeper wall plates. Then a damp-proof course layer is laid directly from the wall plates to avoid the dampness from rising. The hollow space existing between the flooring and the oversite concrete is continuously kept dried and always ventilated.