Can I Use Oak Flooring In A Kitchen?

12th Sep 2012 @ 13:57

As a supplier of oak flooring we are regularly asked about the suitability of oak for a range of different areas. One of the more common questions asked is "can I use oak flooring in a kitchen?" Typically your kitchen floor needs to be able to be resistant against splashes from cooking and against general wear and tear, whilst also ideally looking great.

With all the cooking inside a kitchen, the humidity levels of the room will regularly change. This instability in humidity means that solid oak flooring is usually not suitable for inside a kitchen. This is because as solid oak is exposed to these changes, it will naturally expand and contract, leading to problems such as warping and cupping.

However thanks to engineered oak flooring you can still use oak flooring in your kitchen. Due to the construction of engineered oak boards, they are much less susceptible to changes in humidity, and therefore much suited in in areas like the kitchen and bathroom.

Engineered Oak Flooring

Engineered oak is naturally very hard wearing and great at coping with all the day to day traffic. If required, the durability and resistance of the flooring can be improved even further by finishing off the boards using a hard wax oil, such as the Blanchon Hard Waxoil. These oils are designed to enhance the authentic elegance of the wood, whilst also adding protection to the flooring.

All of these properties make engineered oak flooring perfect for use in a kitchen, but if you would like to learn more regarding engineered oak flooring, then please do give us a call on 01538 304584.

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