Why Oak Is The Most Popular Floorboard.

When it comes to choosing floor materials, homeowners typically want something that is not only pleasing to the eye but also stands the test of time. One type of flooring that perfectly triangulates durability, beauty, and sustainability is oak. Preferred by many, oak flooring holds a certain charm and resilience that sets it distinctively apart. This blog will delve into why oak is the most popular floorboard type in homes across the UK and how Reclaimed Floorboards UK can provide the finest reclaimed oak flooring in the country.

Unique and Characterful

Firstly, let’s delve into why oak flooring is an all-time favourite. Oak is an extremely durable and hard-wearing hardwood that resists everyday wear and tear. The strength and shore density of an oak floor can withstand heavy furniture, high foot traffic, and even the loving roughness of family pets. Oak’s durability is precisely what makes it the unquestioned choice for floorboards. 


Secondly, the innate grain pattern of oak provides a unique, attractive aesthetic that instills a warm, inviting ambience to any room, from rustic to modern interior designs. Homeowners find that oak floorboards’ charming visual appeal integrates seamlessly with a range of decor allowing for a versatile backdrop in their homes.


Moreover, oak floorboards age gracefully. As years go by, the floor’s appearance improves, with its colour deepening and grains becoming more pronounced, adding a touch of classic elegance to your home. This timeless characteristic, coupled with the tough nature of oak, makes it a financially sound investment, guaranteed to last for decades when properly maintained.


But the charm and prowess of oak are not confined to its looks and durability. The choice of oak is also a nod towards sustainable living. Reclaimed oak flooring, for instance, gives a second life to the wood, reducing the need for fresh-cut lumber. This is precisely where Reclaimed Floorboards UK shines.


Reclaimed Floorboards UK stands at the forefront of providing high-quality reclaimed oak flooring in the UK. Focused on sustainability without compromising on quality, we meticulously source our reclaimed oak from diverse historical sites across the UK, including old barns, churches, and Victorian houses.


The Process Of Our Oak Floorboards

Our selection of reclaimed oak floorboards each holds a story, creating an intriguing blend of history and everlasting charm that sweeps across your floor. This aesthetic, combined with the inherent benefits of oak such as durability and timelessness, transforms these reclaimed floorboards into valued treasures within the home.

Moreover, our rigorous process ensures each piece of salvaged oak is expertly reconditioned to maintain its authenticity while ensuring it’s clean, safe, and ready to be installed. Our stringent quality checks, right from sourcing to delivery, ensures you receive only the best product, offering a seamless combination of sustainability, quality, and aesthetics.

At Reclaimed Floorboards UK, we believe that every home deserves the best. Our reclaimed oak flooring delivers not just strength and beauty, but also a palpable connection to history and a conscious step towards environmental responsibility. With our comprehensive range of reclaimed oak floorboards, we are committed to helping you create a beautiful, sustainable home.

In conclusion, oak stands out as the top choice for floorboards due to its impressive durability, stunning aesthetic, and graceful aging. Reclaimed oak adds a further layer of appeal with its sustainability factor. At Reclaimed Floorboards UK, we are proud to provide excellent reclaimed oak flooring, which effortlessly combines all these coveted attributes, to homeowners all across the UK. Reach out to us today, and let us bring the timeless charm of oak into your home.

Yvonne Coomber
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"A very helpful company, who arranged swift delivery. The floorboards themselves are truly exquisite. I am an artist demand a visual excellence. I was not disappointed and I cannot recommend this company highly enough!"
Emma Rosewarne
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"Absolutely love the boards from Old English Timbers, look great down and everyone asks where I got them. Wendy has been amazing to deal with. Originally was just going to use in three rooms but I love them so much now doing the whole house"
Lisa Costa
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"I have had a great service from them. Wendy has been very helpful and the delivery driver even rolled his sleeves up! The floor is beautiful and everything I hoped for - Many Thanks!"
Sophia K
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"My experience with this company has been nothing but first class from start to finish. Wendy handled my order from the beginning and was on hand for any minor questions I had, once the flooring had arrived I could not have been happier, the finish was exactly how I wanted it. I will definitely be using the company again."
Terry Stephens
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"Highly recommend Wendy and the guys at Reclaimed Flooring UK. The boards are beautiful and exactly as we'd hoped for."
Oliver rodger
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"Excellent product. I would highly recommend the finished article looks great. Even the delivery driver helped unload. I would suggest to anyone buying to order slightly more than you need, my floorer (I think recommend about 4% more than you would need) I would suggest a little more as I got a little close to finish. This was just down to straightining up the ends of the boards."
John Soden
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"Brilliant collection of different types of reclaimed floorboards ~ all finished to a high standard. Customer service was 1st rate ~ nothing was too much trouble."
Jane Kirk
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"Excellent product. Floor looks amazing."