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Added on February 26, 2016 by admin

    Long before the Terminator was even a gleam in his father's eye, oak tress were making their way through people's homes as floor coverings; hence the title of this blog. Nicknamed "the Austrian Oak" in his bodybuilding days, Arnold Schwarzenegger has a few commonalities with oak wood flooring. Unfortunately, the "timeless" attribute that comes with the tree is not one that comes with the former body builder.

    First, if you are wondering if I am a Schwarzenegger fan, let me ask you this: are you kidding? Who isn't? Now that we're past that we can continue to discuss the topic on hand. Oak flooring, just like the actor, is solid. Rated from 1290-1390 lbs on the Janka Hardness scale depending on the species, oak flooring sets the pace for all other hardwood floors. Other woods might be rated on the Janka scale, but a foundational cornerstone for what the hardness of what a wood flooring should be is marked at oak. It's just a good, tough floor.

    Next, in the same way that even in his political career Arnold was unable to stay from the occasional cameo, oak flooring just keeps popping up. Your exotic floors like Brazillian cherry or African teak are becoming more popular, it's true, but oak floors are still the foremost selling hardwood flooring surfaces to date. Modern trends might say, "Acacia is in," but longevity says, "Oak is it."

    Lastly, oak floors, like the actor, last longer than you'd expect. As I previously mentioned, modern trends may come and go, but after all is said and done, what lasts is what is considered "classic." Oak floors have been around for decades, and modern trend or not, they will outlast every other "in" product; after all, if something is old, it's not old anymore, it's vintage, retro, or fashionable.

    So after the acacia has evaporated, and the Brazillian cherry has been deported, count on your oak flooring surface to be around. It's a good product that you can find at a reasonable price. Mr. Schwarzenegger aside, oak planks truly do make up a timeless classic flooring surface. It has the character and strength to last the life span of your family's home. So when you make the time, swing into Wall to Wall, "Your one stop flooring center," and take a look at some of our oaks. 

 

 

 

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