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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.


HW16408 Ferro – Plank Select 120mm Engineered Oak Wood Flooring

HW16408 Ferro – Plank Select 120mm Engineered Oak Wood Flooring

Engineered Oak; Plank Pattern; Brushed; UV Oiled Finish; Tongue & Groove; Bevelled Edge. Thickn..

HW16008 Ferro – Block Select 70mm Engineered Oak Wood Flooring

HW16008 Ferro – Block Select 70mm Engineered Oak Wood Flooring

Engineered Oak; Block Pattern; Brushed; UV Oiled Finish; Tongue & Groove; Square Edge. Thicknes..

HW16608 Ferro – 45º Chevron Select 90mm Engineered Oak Wood Flooring

HW16608 Ferro – 45º Chevron Select 90mm Engineered Oak Wood Flooring

Engineered Oak; 45° Chevron Pattern; Brushed; UV Oiled Finish; Tongue & Groove; Bevelled Edge. ..

HW16409 Columba – Plank Select 120mm Engineered Oak Wood Flooring

HW16409 Columba – Plank Select 120mm Engineered Oak Wood Flooring

Engineered Oak; Plank Pattern; Brushed; UV Oiled Finish; Tongue & Groove; Bevelled Edge. Thickn..

HW16009 Columba – Block Select 70mm Engineered Oak Wood Flooring

HW16009 Columba – Block Select 70mm Engineered Oak Wood Flooring

Engineered Oak; Block Pattern; Brushed; UV Oiled Finish; Tongue & Groove; Square Edge. Thicknes..

HW16609 Columba – 45º Chevron Select 90mm Engineered Oak Wood Flooring

HW16609 Columba – 45º Chevron Select 90mm Engineered Oak Wood Flooring

Engineered Oak; 45° Chevron Pattern; Brushed; UV Oiled Finish; Tongue & Groove; Bevelled Edge. ..

HW3288 Tortona Character 130mm Engineered Oak Wood Flooring

HW3288 Tortona Character 130mm Engineered Oak Wood Flooring

Engineered Oak; Herringbone Pattern; Sanded; UV Oiled Finish; Tongue & Groove; 4-Side Bevelled E..

HW3286 Pavia Character 130mm Engineered Oak Wood Flooring

HW3286 Pavia Character 130mm Engineered Oak Wood Flooring

Engineered Oak; Herringbone Pattern; Brushed; UV Oiled Finish; Tongue & Groove; 4-Side Bevelled ..

HW3284 Monza Character 130mm Engineered Oak Wood Flooring

HW3284 Monza Character 130mm Engineered Oak Wood Flooring

Engineered Oak; Herringbone Pattern; Sanded; UV Oiled Finish; Tongue & Groove; 4-Side Bevelled E..

HW3009 Amazon Prime 120mm Engineered Oak Wood Flooring

HW3009 Amazon Prime 120mm Engineered Oak Wood Flooring

Engineered Oak; Herringbone Pattern; Sanded; UV Oiled Finish; Tongue & Groove; 4-Side Bevelled E..

HW3963 Novara Character 240mm Engineered Oak Wood Flooring

HW3963 Novara Character 240mm Engineered Oak Wood Flooring

Engineered Oak; 1-Strip Pattern; Brushed; Lacquered Finish; Tongue & Groove; Bevelled Edge. Thi..

HW3961 Novara Character 180mm Engineered Oak Wood Flooring

HW3961 Novara Character 180mm Engineered Oak Wood Flooring

Engineered Oak; 1-Strip Pattern; Brushed; Lacquered Finish; Tongue & Groove; Bevelled Edge. Thi..

HW3973 Casale Character 240mm Engineered Oak Wood Flooring

HW3973 Casale Character 240mm Engineered Oak Wood Flooring

Engineered Oak; 1-Strip Pattern; Brushed; Lacquered Finish; Tongue & Groove; Bevelled Edge. Thi..

HW3971 Casale Character 180mm Engineered Oak Wood Flooring

HW3971 Casale Character 180mm Engineered Oak Wood Flooring

Engineered Oak; 1-Strip Pattern; Brushed; Lacquered Finish; Tongue & Groove; Bevelled Edge. Thi..

HW5612 White Oak Select 130mm Solid White Oak Wood Flooring

HW5612 White Oak Select 130mm Solid White Oak Wood Flooring

Solid White Oak; 2-Strip; Sanded; Prefinished; Tongue & Grooved; Square Edge. Thickness 22mm Wid..

HW3622 Blanco Character 180mm Engineered Oak Wood Flooring

HW3622 Blanco Character 180mm Engineered Oak Wood Flooring

Engineered Oak; 1-Strip Pattern; Sanded; UV Oiled Finish; Tongue & Groove; Bevelled Edge. Thickn..

HW3800C Chenoa Character 180mm Engineered Oak Wood Flooring

HW3800C Chenoa Character 180mm Engineered Oak Wood Flooring

Engineered Oak; 1-Strip Pattern; Sanded; Anti-Slip Lacquered; Tongue & Groove; Bevelled Edge. ..

HW3591 Suprema Prime 180mm Engineered Oak Wood Flooring

HW3591 Suprema Prime 180mm Engineered Oak Wood Flooring

Engineered Oak; 1-Strip Pattern; Sanded; UV Oiled Finish; Tongue & Groove; Bevelled Edge. Thickn..

HW2147 Tallard Character 180mm Engineered Oak Wood Flooring

HW2147 Tallard Character 180mm Engineered Oak Wood Flooring

FSC® Certified Engineered Oak; 1-Strip Pattern; Sanded; Stained & Matt lacquered Finish; Click S..

HW2142 Villard Character 180mm Engineered Oak Wood Flooring

HW2142 Villard Character 180mm Engineered Oak Wood Flooring

FSC® Certified Engineered Oak; 1-Strip Pattern; Brushed; Stained & Matt lacquered Finish; Click ..

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