All about wooden flooring

Well informed people are happy people.
That's why we will tell you all there is to know about wooden flooring in general and about the beautiful Lalegno floors in particular. You will not only discover our fine collections and finishes, but also all practical and technical information about wood is explained in full detail.

Oak flooring

Who thinks about wooden floors, automatically thinks of oak. That is after all the classic reference when it comes to flooring.

As a symbol of wisdom the oak has played a special role in human history  for centuries. The wood of the oak is one of the best known and most widely used. It is hard and durable, yet easily processable. Oak wood has many indoor applications, from ornate furniture to secure support beams. Therefore it is also a rewarding wood for flooring.

Why choose for oak flooring ?

There are a lot of options when it comes to wooden floors, but just about everywhere in the world oak is at the top of the list. And there are good reasons for that! There are just five of the advantages of oak flooring:

1. More beautiful, year after year There’s no comparing the refined feeling emanating from oak wood. The grain and structure of oak testify to a beauty, that only nature itself can make. The piece of nature that bring into your home when installing an oak floor, will even become more beautiful over the years and gain character and charm.

2. Hard, wear-resistant and durable The high hardness, wear-resistance and durability of oak protect your wallet. An oak floor will last for many years, is easily renovated and adaptable to changes in your interior style. So you do not have to replace your floor at the drop of a hat.
Moreover, oak is resistant to insects and fungi. That makes for a better, more hygienic and healthier life at home.

3. Cleaning is fast and easy Unlike some other floor coverings, which can be a real dust magnet and sometimes even cause allergies, (oak) wood is very fast and easy to keep clean.

4.Adds value to your home An oak floor not only gives a sense of warm hospitality to your home or office, but also adds financial value to your property.
Especially since the rise of the engineered wood, oak floors no longer need to cost a fortune. If you opt for oak flooring, is an investment that can make you money, even if you want to sell your home in the long term.

5. Oak is versatile Oak is easy to stain and to treat and fits perfectly with any style of interior design. What’s more, it allows you to play with length and width, completely changing the spatial effect of the living space.

European or Mongolian oak: a tree-mendous choice !

Not all oaks are the same. Worldwide over 50 different species of oak are known. Lalegno only uses two types for its production:

European oak (Quercus Robur)

Known to us from the antique furniture.

The heartwood of untreated European oak contains a lot of tannic acid and has light to dark brown tones.

It has a rather pronounced grain pattern.

Mongolian oak (Quercus Mongolica)

This is very high quality wood.

Untreated Japanese oak is quite light in color. The wood is easy to finish to the desired shade, easy to maintain and durable.

It has a less pronounced grain pattern than European oak.

Lalegno has a very wide range of oak floors, both for a classical and a modern look.