Oak Or Walnut Flooring?
At Interio Flooring, we focus on two main species of wood for our flooring. Below is a little bit of background, history and key facts on our two core materials that build up the our real wood collections.
Oak is one of the most common types of hardwood that is derived from the famous Oak tree that is native to the Northern Hemisphere. Oak has been used as a hardwood timber for thousands of years. However, it is one of the slowest growing trees found today. The average lifespan for a traditional European Oak is around 150-200 years. Oak is well known for its strength and durability, with the colour and texture ranging from light to medium brown with a subtle grain and texture, which allows us to finish it in many ways including to create beautiful hardwood flooring.
American Black Walnut
Our American Black Walnut starts life in the heart of North America as a Juglans Nigra tree which grows between 30-40m in height. The colour can range from a pale brown to dark chocolate brown with darker streaks and creamy coloured sapwood. Its extremely popular for use in furniture, flooring and other fine woodworking thanks to its beautiful grain patterns, great colour and texture. Walnut is one of the most beautiful species of timber in the world and creates an additional layer of luxury wherever it is used.
An Oak Floor can be considered timeless, looks great with many different decor styles and works well in most interior design styles. Perfect if you want the classic wood look and feel within your property. Whereas Walnut can be considered that added layer of luxury, it is exquisite in style and pairs exceptionally well with modern interior design.
If you require any further information about either of these two species of timber and which would be a perfect fit for your house, please get in touch with our team via the contact us page. We will be able to help you with any questions you might be facing.