Do you lack an oak floor in your home? Are you wondering if you should go from no oak floor to a new oak floor? If so, do not worry because the installation job is not as hard as you might think. It is actually easier to install a new oak floor when you currently don’t have an oak floor. Otherwise, you’d have to rip up the old oak floor from the foundation, clean up the debris, and then install the new oak floor. That would obviously take a lot more time and effort.
But first, do you really need a new oak floor? If you don’t already have one, then you probably have either tile or carpet on your flooring. Tiling has its advantages and disadvantages, so you may decide to keep it under certain circumstances. The advantages are that tile is a cheaper material which is easier to clean than oak. The disadvantages are that tile is not as sturdy and strong as oak. Tile also doesn’t look as natural and homely as oak either.
As for carpeting, you may have given up on it a long time ago. The only real advantages of carpeting are that it feels soft and warm on your feet. Besides that, carpeting attracts pet hair, dust, mould, dirt, and lots of other nasty elements that you don’t want in your house. If you were to rip up all your carpeting and replace it with oak flooring, you’d notice a significant improvement in the aesthetics and cleanliness of your indoor home environment.
However, the cost may be the one thing which prevents you from getting a new oak floor. The average cost per square foot of oak is between £3 and £7. When installing oak hardwood flooring in an entire home, the national average is about £3,000. If you were to choose a softwood instead, you could reduce this price by about 50%.
The only problem is softwood is not as durable, so it would defeat the purpose of getting a new wood floor in the first place. Oak may be more expensive, but it can last for several decades if basic maintenance and upkeep are performed on it. That is the main reason why you should choose to get a new oak floor. Once you have it installed, it will remain in your house for several generations. You’ll never need to worry about getting new flooring again.