Advantages of Using Oak to Decorate and Furnish a House
The coming generations will use hardwood because it will never go out of fashion to decorate and furniture home. Most homeowners use oak for furnishing and finishing their homes. They can be used on doors, kitchen cabinets, furniture and more. If you cannot tell the difference between oak furniture and other woods you should consult an expert. The furniture and finishing of your home should be made of oak because of the following advantages.
Oak is are very durable. Oaks’ elasticity, hardness, and density is more than other hardwoods. Some oaks have a grain structure that makes they very porous hence unfit for exterior use. Oaks cannot be damaged by water because they are porous thus they are great for indoor furniture. Oaks do not absorb too much water because the tyloses in their grain structure reduce their absorption rate hence oaks do not decay. Oak furniture and decor increase the value of a house.
Manufacturers make varying colors and designs of oak wood for customers to choose the ones that will make their interior decor more beautiful. Most oaks are red-brown. There are multiple color variations of oak which range from dark to light shades of brown. The experts can add oils and stains of different colors to make the oak wood have a particular shade of color. There are pre-finished and unfinished oak wood designs to choose. The unfinished oak designs need to be protected from damage by adding a protective layer.
Oak is readily available compared to other hardwoods. They are in plenty in eastern, southern and central areas of the USA and south-central and southeastern Canada because they nourish in these areas. There is abundant supply will make it easier for you to complete your remodeling project.
Softwoods like cedar, spruce, pine and more are cheaper than oak, but oaks are also cheaper than hardwood like cherry, walnut, and maple. Buy oak instead of softwoods for durability.
The biodegradable oaks will enable you to conserve the environment when renovating your home. Plastic and metallic furniture and finishing are non-biodegradable thus they cause more pollution to the environment when you replace them in the future.
Oaks are cheap to maintain because they do not need expensive abrasive detergents to clean them. Furniture that is made of oak are quick and easy to clean because they do not quickly accumulate dust, dirt, and debris. Use a damp cloth to wipe the oak furniture and fittings frequently and use cleaning spray to keep them clean.