OAK WOOD FLOORING

Oak wood is the most popular wood species for wood floors because of the natural and timeless character, the strength and hardness of oak and the many ways you can finish oak floorboards. Oak floors can be combined excellently with different interior designs and various types of houses.

A durable oak floor of Uipkes is made in the Netherlands in the color, shape and width that you like, so you will never have limited options.

OAK WOOD FLOORING IN MANY BEAUTIFUL HANDMADE COLORS

Uipkes delivers oak floors in 90 different colors!

Oak floors are available in the form of solid oak flooring and engineered oak flooring, and can be finished in several ways, so that the floor combines perfectly with your interior. The boards are also as herringbone floor available in various sizes and color finishes. See some examples of different colors below. Do you have special requirements for the color or finish of your oak floor? For questions you can always contact Uipkes.

 

White Oak Floor (WHITE WASH)

Brown or Dark Oak Floor Colors

Oak parquet flooring herringbone pattern
Modern oak wood flooring straight pattern
Custom made light oak flooring

Benefits of oak wood

You can create wooden floorboards from many types of wood. Still, many people choose an oak floor because of its many benefits.

Why is oak wood a popular wood species for wood flooring?

  1. Oak wood has a natural and timeless character which is why this wood species combines well with different types of interiors and houses.
  2. The low resistance (Rc-value) of oak makes this kind of wood suitable for a combination with underfloor heating.
  3. The strength and hardness of oak makes this wood suitable for engineered wood flooring (parquet flooring) and solid wood flooring.
  4. Oak wood is easy to work with and therefore suitable for all installation patterns.
  5. Oak floors can be delivered quickly in contrast to tropical hardwood.
  6. The costs for an oak floor are a lot lower than floors made of other types of (tropical) wood.

What is a solid oak wood floor?

A solid oak floor is the traditional variant of an oak parquet floor, which is composed entirely of one layer of oak wood. Engineered oak flooring is the modern variant of a parquet floor and contains a top layer of solid oak and a bottom layer of birch plywood. For an extra traditional look, you can glue and nail the solid oak floor. This is called a tapis floor.

The big advantage of a solid oak floor is that this floor can last for several generations and can be sanded and/or oiled several times. These oak floors are very strong and very suitable for busy areas, such as living rooms, offices and shops.

If you are looking for a wear-resistant oak floor for heavy commercial applications, you can also opt for an end grain oak floor, which consists of solid oak blocks from the transverse direction of the trunk, with the annual rings of the trunk visible in each block.

Solid oak floor or oak engineered floor?

These traditional oak parquet floors also have several disadvantages. A solid oak floor consists of one thick layer of oak and is therefore a lot more expensive than engineered oak flooring, which only has a top layer of oak. Add to this the increase in wood prices over the past year, and you soon find out that a solid wood floor requires a substantial investment.

Another disadvantage is that it is difficult to combine a solid oak floor with underfloor heating. The efficiency of a solid floor with underfloor heating is (too) low, which is why we always recommend going for engineered oak flooring that is ideally suited for this combination. This makes a significant difference in effectiveness and final costs.

Finishing Oak Floors

At Uipkes, everything about installing custom wooden floors is possible. For example, we know that customers are regularly looking for beautiful smoked oak floors, oiled oak floors or oak floors that have to be installed in a difficult or creative shapes. Oak wood is easy to work with and can be sanded, brushed, varnished, oiled or smoked. The possibilities are endless.

As a wooden flooring specialist Uipkes can meet all wishes in the field of oak floors. Everything is custom made, sanded and colored in our own traditional planing workshop. We can even install the underfloor heating for you or cover your stairs with solid oak steps in the same color as your oak floor.

We work for both private individuals and architectural firms and like to think along to achieve the best result.

Maintenance of oak floors

Use the mop as often as you like to clean the oak floor; you maintain your oak floor if you mop the floor with the soap that we supplied with your oak floor. We explain and show you how to measure the humidity in the room where your oak floor has been installed and we also give you a hygrometer as a gift so you can check if the relative humidity (RH) is correct. It's that simple!

 

Modern white oak flooring Uipkes
Blossom White oak floor Uipkes
Colorado White oak floor Uipkes

OAK FLOORS IN DIFFERENT INSTALLATION PATTERNS

We can deliver our Oak floor in different installation patterns:

In combination with the wide choice in colors, the possibilities to decorate your home or office to your liking are endless!

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QUALITY AND ORIGIN OF OAKWOOD

Uipkes sets high standards for the quality of its workforce and wood products. We only invest in products that are produced in an ecologically sound way and of great quality. This means we use wood that comes from certified sustainably managed forests, mainly in Europe.

Sustainable forest management means it is cut selectively: only those trees are cut which are really useful. For this, a new tree is planted on the site or seedlings are given the opportunity to take the place of the felled trees.

The better the quality and management of the forest, the better the quality of the oak wood from which the boards are produced. Lots of oak on the Dutch market comes from low-wage countries such as China, where less strict rules are maintained concerning the management of forests and the quality of the oak wood.

Uipkes chooses the best quality European wood available. A beautiful oak floor from Uipkes will last a lifetime! An oak floor is therefore a sustainable investment in your home and contributes greatly to a warm and pleasant living experience.

All wood floor that we supply are produced in a traditional planing mill in the Netherlands. We buy sustainably produced raw oak wood, already sawn and dried, from regular suppliers in the Netherlands and Belgium. Before we start the woodwork, we check whether the supplied wood has the right quality to be processed into high floorboards. If we are satisfied with the quality, we start the woodworking procedure in which boards are cut to size and colored. For more background information, see:

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Oak Flooring Costs?

View a number of examples of oak floors below and the price per m2 including installation, glue, subfloor and VAT. Would you like to buy an oak floor based on a sample floor? Click on the photo and then on 'request a quote'. The oak floor price per m2 depends on the type of wood chosen, the laying pattern, the color, the plank width and thickness. You will immediately receive a non-binding quote with all costs by e-mail for your living situation. For more examples you can view all floors photos.

Would you like to know more about the options, laying patterns, prices or colours? Then make an appointment! In our showrooms in AlphenNaarden and Amsterdam you can see and experience oak floors in different installation patterns and colors! You can also plan a videocall if you live abroad.

Oak Plank Floor in Blaricum - Bison Brown - €130.00 per m2

White Oak Herringbone Floor - Fresh White - €209.00 per m2

Chevron Oak Flooring in Utrecht - Champagne - €228.00 per m2

Oak Floor in Bedroom in Rotterdam - Champagne - €146.00 per m2

French Oak Herringbone Floor - Cassava - €209.00 per m2

French Oak Floor Wassenaar - Cappuccino - €146.00 per m2

Black Oak Floor in The Hague - Gothic Black - €130.00 per m2

Herringbone Oak Flooring Amsterdam - Champagne - €191.00 per m2

French Oak Floor

French Oak Wood

French oak wood has a calm structure featured in the beautiful flame grain pattern of the wood. The so-called 'cat paws' (small tassels) are characterizing for French oak. This wood species has a more calm grain pattern compared to rustic oak, because there are fewer and smaller knots allowed.

Classic French Oak Floor

Classic French Oak Wood

Classique French oak is characterized by its yellow brown cognac color. The classic form of French oak has the busiest French oak grain pattern. This means that there are large knots and may also be areas of the heart of the tree to come in the grain pattern of the floorboards. This gives the oak floor an 'old' and exuberant character. Classique French oak is widely used in older homes and farms.

Rustic French Oak Floor

Rustic French Oak Wood

Rustic French oak floors treated with natural oils gives the home a contemporary, yet also a neutral character. This oak flooring we can be supplied in various colors, including smoked, smoked white or natural or black. So you can always choose a color that best suits the decor and feel of your living environment.

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