Oak Floor Finishes for Your Living Room
Your living room is most likely one of the most used rooms in your house after the kitchen and is where your family and guests will spend most of their time in your home. It is important that your living room is a comfortable and welcoming space and that you can relax and enjoy the time that you spend there.
Whatever finish you choose for your oak flooring in your living room, you can select the finish that best complements the existing décor in your room and your home. We have many years of experience in the industry and know that as well as choosing the right type of flooring for your home from solid oak flooring and engineered oak flooring, the finish is just as important as any other aspect of your new floor.
It can be easy to become overwhelmed with all of the different options available of oak flooring finishes to decide between not just one or two but many finishes.
We recommend that anyone who is thinking of having oak flooring installed in their living room, whether it is solid oak or engineered oak, takes advantage of the opportunity to order free samples online so that you get to see how the flooring will look in your living room at different times of the day and how the light will fall across the floor at different times of the day. You will also want to be able to match your flooring finish to your soft furnishings and accessories that you already have in your living room or even to take your sample with you when you go shopping to choose new curtains, sofas and furnishings so that you get the perfect match for your home.
Brushed and natural oiled is the most popular finish that we supply at Oak Floors Online and is increasing in its popularity month on month. We asked our customers to tell us why they chose this finish for their living room to see what makes it such a good fit for living rooms specifically and to help new customers make the right decision for them. The main feedback that we received from customers who ordered this finish is that as soon as they saw the sample that they had ordered online, it quite simply “looked right for the room”. Customers visiting us at our showroom in Pembroke have also been drawn towards this finish because of its classic appearance that will retain its style for many years to come. If you are looking for some inspiration for your living room in general, Apartment Therapy is a great resource for interior décor ideas and tips for making the most of your space in general.
If you have decided on having oak flooring installed in your living room for all of the benefits that you get from this type of flooring, including ease of cleaning and health benefits but are unsure of which finish to choose, we would always recommend choosing brushed and natural oiled as it blends perfectly with existing surroundings and will always work and fit seamlessly with anything else in the room.
When you are looking for a more unique oak flooring finish for your living room, there are two finishes which will be a perfect match for whichever look you want to achieve; Celtic Character Rustic and Unfinished. If you are looking to keep an oak flooring appearance but want to have something that is more of a feature floor finish in your living room, Celtic Character Rustic is a finish that will showcase your new flooring. This finish allows you to really make a feature of all of the natural elements found in the flooring and even to enhance the impact on the eye by using a dark waxoil to add a little bit of drama to your boards. Celtic Character Rustic is a particularly popular finish in living rooms that are in properties such as cottages to stay in the character of the property and living rooms that have a large floor space available, to really showcase all that this finish offers.
An unfinished finish on your floor boards is the very best option for allowing you the flexibility to put your own stamp on your flooring; think of it as a blank canvas that you can tailor to your own specifications. You may choose to finish with a natural waxoil to maintain the appearance of the oak or you may prefer to go bold and have a truly unique finish by applying a brightly coloured lacquer to your floor.
For style that is more vintage chic, a finish that is part of the hand scraped selection available will give your floor boards an authentic look and feel with a slight texture to the floor. By replicating the effect of oak flooring produced in times before modern production machines that create a “perfect” smooth finish, you can have a more rustic and cosy feel to your living room with a floor that is welcoming and beautiful at the same time. You can choose from deep chocolate and mocha tones and create a warm and cosy feel to your living room.
Whichever finish you choose for your living room, it is important to make sure that you choose the right fitter to install your floor. We have a helpful infographic to give you an overview of what you need to consider when choosing a fitter with a more in depth article if you want that extra little bit of guidance. Websites like DIY Doctor are very useful for those who are looking to install flooring themselves and is full of helpful hints and tips and even has a forum where you can ask any questions and people who have experience in this kind of project can advise you on what they have found to be the best way to do things.
Choosing the right oak flooring finish for your living room will help make your house into a home and provide you and your family with a space where you are comfortable and will enjoy spending time in for years to come. If you have any questions, you can always get in touch with us here and we will be happy to help.