Oak Laminate Flooring Benefits
Laminate oak effect flooring has various benefits, the main one being that it gives the look of a real wood floor. The style of oak laminate flooring is to mirror that of the oak wood species, which has various flicks of colours and different shades from light to dark, which can either add a bright open feeling or a warm traditional tone. With oak laminate you can create that beautiful wood floor look for less! Other benefits of laminate oak flooring include:
- Affordable: As with all laminate, oak laminate flooring is cost-effective, meaning its great for those on a budget, and is cheaper than a real wood floor.
- Durability: Oak laminate is hardwearing and scratch resistant , unlike real oak which can scratch, meaning it can last for years.
- Easy to clean and maintain: Laminate oak effect flooring is super easy to clean and maintain, just wipe any spills and sweep or vacuum regularly to keep it free of dirt and dust.
For more information check out our laminate flooring maintenance guide.
Oak Laminate Flooring Colours
Our laminate flooring wood effect in the oak style can be found in a range of light and dark tones. Choosing a light oak laminate flooring such as white or grey laminate flooring can open up rooms and make spaces feel bigger and look brighter. Whereas choosing a dark oak laminate flooring such as black can create a dramatic statement piece in a room. Both can be used to create monochrome styles or can compliment a range of bright and bold colours.
Our laminate oak can also be found in a range of wooden brown colours, from light browns to darks or even a mix. These natural oak laminate floors omit the style of a real wood floor the closest and can be used to create that warm traditional look that a real oak floor would give you. This type of laminate oak effect flooring can be paired with natural or bold and colorful styles to create a statement.
Oak Laminate Flooring Room Suitability
Oak laminate flooring is suitable for most rooms in your home thanks to it's incredible durability and water-resistant properties. You can create a traditional centerpiece in high-traffic rooms such as living rooms, dining areas, bedrooms, stairs, and hallways, and even use a waterproof oak laminate to create a showstopping kitchen or bathroom.
If you are buying for your kitchen or bathroom, always double-check if your laminate oak effect floor is waterproof, as not all are. All our laminate oak is water-resistant so it will withstand splashes and spills as long as it's wiped up quickly. But to withstand more we do have a range of Waterproof laminate flooring which can stand up to water and humidity.
For more information, take a look at our laminate room suitability guide.
Can you use underfloor heating with Oak Laminate?
Yes, unlike real oak floors, oak laminate flooring can be used with underflooring heating. This is perfect for rooms in which you don't want a cold underfoot feeling. Brands such as Kornospan laminate, Quickstep laminate, and Premoda have products which are nearly always suitable for underfloor heating. Of course, make sure to check the product description beforehand and make sure you find out the correct underlay for your floor.
Choosing a Laminate Oak Floor
With all the tones available, it can be hard to choose which style of oak effect laminate flooring to choose, so to help try our room visualiser tool to find the best fit for your room. And you can even order samples to see our laminate oak in person.
Once you've chosen your oak laminate flooring, the next step is installing. Although oak laminate is easy to lay on your own, you can find out how in our guide to fitting laminate flooring.