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Oak Flooring

Oak flooring is by far the most popular. For centuries this hardwood species has been a vitally important building material because of its strength and hardness, its high tannin content which makes it highly resistant to insect and fungal attack, and because of its exceptionally beautiful grain markings. And all these attributes make it particularly suitable for flooring too. At Havwoods we stock around 340 different, stunningly beautiful oak planks and parquet blocks, because we believe that nothing can compete with oak wood flooring.

Solid oak flooring

Floors laid with solid oak planks or parquet blocks can last for generations. Most of ours are supplied unfinished, giving you ultimate scope to apply your own choice of stains, wood dyes, waxes or oils. And if the floor becomes damaged or you simply want a change it can be sanded down and re-finished, not just once but several times.

Solid oak can be affected by changes in humidity so it is best fitted in rooms where the temperature and humidity remain stable. Also we don't recommend it for use over underfloor heating since this can cause the boards to dry out and shrink, leaving large gaps.

Engineered oak flooring

Once fitted an engineered oak floor is indistinguishable from solid oak, but because it is multilayered the engineered wood is more stable and will withstand changes in humidity far more successfully. In fact, it is so stable most engineered oak floors can be installed over underfloor heating.

Depending on the thickness of the top layer of oak, engineered wood may also be sanded down and refinished just like a solid wood floor. And those with a 6mm top layer may be re-sanded just as often. Sanding down will, of course, affect any surface finishes.

But whether solid or engineered, an oak floor provides the same significant benefits to the value and saleability of your home, as well as the same physical and psychological health benefits. However, it takes up to 150 years before an oak is ready to use in construction whilst the timbers used for the base layers in an engineered plank reach maturity far, far more quickly. Even with everything else being equal, engineered wood ensures a better use of resources.

Choosing the best oak for flooring

There are 600 different species of oak. With the exception of our Xtreme collection and the reclaimed products which originate from North America, all Havwoods oak products are European oak. European oak encompasses two species, both of which are classified as white oak and exhibit essentially the same characteristics. They have a warm golden, honey colour, an even tone and a distinctive wavy grain pattern. When fumed, they take on a consistent dark, rich colour, very like walnut.


HW7816 Sceptre Rustic 840mm Engineered Oak Wood Flooring

HW7816 Sceptre Rustic 840mm Engineered Oak Wood Flooring

Engineered European Oak; Brushed; Gord Pattern; UV Oiled Finish; Tongue & Groove; Bevelled Edge..

HW7812 Empress Rustic 840mm Engineered Oak Wood Flooring

HW7812 Empress Rustic 840mm Engineered Oak Wood Flooring

Engineered European Oak; Brushed; Gord Pattern; UV Oiled Finish; Tongue & Groove; Bevelled Edge..

HW7814 Imperial Rustic 840mm Engineered Oak Wood Flooring

HW7814 Imperial Rustic 840mm Engineered Oak Wood Flooring

Engineered European Oak; Brushed; Gord Pattern; UV Oiled Finish; Tongue & Groove; Bevelled Edge..

HW3433 Fendi Prime 120mm Engineered Oak Chevron Wood Flooring

HW3433 Fendi Prime 120mm Engineered Oak Chevron Wood Flooring

Engineered European Oak; Smoked; 45° Chevron Pattern; UV Oiled Finish; Tongue & Groove; Bevelled..

HW3436 Blanco Prime 120mm Engineered Oak Chevron Wood Flooring

HW3436 Blanco Prime 120mm Engineered Oak Chevron Wood Flooring

Engineered European Oak; Sanded; 45o Chevron Pattern; Extra White UV Oiled Finish; Tongue & Groo..

HW3275 Sceptre Rustic 140mm Engineered Oak Herringbone Wood Flooring

HW3275 Sceptre Rustic 140mm Engineered Oak Herringbone Wood Flooring

Engineered European Oak; Brushed; Herringbone Pattern; UV Oiled Finish; Tongue & Groove; Bevelle..

HW3271 Empress Rustic 140mm Engineered Oak Herringbone Wood Flooring

HW3271 Empress Rustic 140mm Engineered Oak Herringbone Wood Flooring

Engineered European Oak; Brushed; Herringbone Pattern; UV Oiled Finish; Tongue & Groove; Bevelle..

HW3273 Imperial Rustic 140mm Engineered Oak Herringbone Wood Flooring

HW3273 Imperial Rustic 140mm Engineered Oak Herringbone Wood Flooring

Engineered European Oak; Brushed; Herringbone Pattern; UV Oiled Finish; Tongue & Groove; Bevelle..

HW3015 Novara 140mm Engineered Oak Herringbone Wood Flooring

HW3015 Novara 140mm Engineered Oak Herringbone Wood Flooring

Engineered European Oak; Brushed; Herringbone Pattern; Lacquered Finish; Tongue & Groove; Bevell..

HW3013 Casale Character 140mm Engineered Oak Herringbone Wood Flooring

HW3013 Casale Character 140mm Engineered Oak Herringbone Wood Flooring

Engineered European Oak; Brushed; Herringbone Pattern; Lacquered Finish; Tongue & Groove; Bevell..

HW2002 Ascot Classic 130mm Engineered Oak Herringbone Wood Flooring

HW2002 Ascot Classic 130mm Engineered Oak Herringbone Wood Flooring

Engineered Oak; Brushed; Herringbone Pattern; Matt Lacquered Finish; Click System; 4-Side Bevelled E..

HW2000 Aintree Classic 130mm Engineered Oak Herringbone Wood Flooring

HW2000 Aintree Classic 130mm Engineered Oak Herringbone Wood Flooring

Engineered Oak; Brushed; Herringbone Pattern; Matt Lacquered Finish; Click System; 4-Side Bevelled E..

HW2010 Windsor Rustic 130mm Engineered Oak Herringbone Wood Flooring

HW2010 Windsor Rustic 130mm Engineered Oak Herringbone Wood Flooring

Engineered Oak; Brushed; Herringbone Pattern; Oiled Finish; Click System; 4-Side Bevelled Edge. Thic..

HW2008 Epsom Rustic 130mm Engineered Oak Herringbone Wood Flooring

HW2008 Epsom Rustic 130mm Engineered Oak Herringbone Wood Flooring

Engineered Oak; Brushed; Herringbone Pattern; Oiled Finish; Click System; 4-Side Bevelled Edge. Thic..

HW2006 Cheltenham Rustic 130mm Engineered Oak Herringbone Wood Flooring

HW2006 Cheltenham Rustic 130mm Engineered Oak Herringbone Wood Flooring

Engineered Oak; Brushed; Herringbone Pattern; Matt Lacquered Finish; Click System; 4-Side Bevelled E..

HW2004 Bath Rustic 130mm Engineered Oak Herringbone Wood Flooring

HW2004 Bath Rustic 130mm Engineered Oak Herringbone Wood Flooring

Engineered Oak; Brushed; Herringbone Pattern; Matt Lacquered Finish; Click System; 4-Side Bevelled E..

HW1396 Natural Rustic 190mm Engineered Oak Wood Flooring

HW1396 Natural Rustic 190mm Engineered Oak Wood Flooring

Engineered European Oak; Fine Aged; 1-Strip Pattern; Oiled Finish; Tongue & Groove; Bevelled Edg..

HW1398 Drift Rustic 190mm Engineered Oak Wood Flooring

HW1398 Drift Rustic 190mm Engineered Oak Wood Flooring

Engineered European Oak; Fine Aged; 1-Strip Pattern; Oiled Finish; Tongue & Groove; Bevelled Edg..

HW1397 Antique Rustic 190mm Engineered Oak Wood Flooring

HW1397 Antique Rustic 190mm Engineered Oak Wood Flooring

Engineered European Oak; Fine Aged; 1-Strip Pattern; Oiled Finish; Tongue & Groove; Bevelled Edg..

HW9734 Sceptre Rustic 220mm Engineered Oak Wood Flooring

HW9734 Sceptre Rustic 220mm Engineered Oak Wood Flooring

Engineered European Oak; Brushed; 1-Strip Pattern; UV Oiled Finish; Tongue & Groove; Bevelled Ed..

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