Choosing to use solid oak flooring or some other variant of wood plank flooring isn’t the easiest choice to make for your patio. This type of flooring will offer you significant benefits, but it will also come with certain risks and potential disadvantages if you don’t take good care of your outdoor floors.
First of all, wood plank flooring is one of your more affordable flooring solutions. Solid oak flooring can greatly reduce your total costs for designing your new patio. The savings you’ll get to enjoy can then be used to purchase additional furniture and other accessories to enhance your patio.
Another nice thing about having a patio deck made of wooden planks is that you’re working with user-friendly materials. Compared to, say, natural stone or concrete, you need not use complex or advanced carpentry power tools and supplies while working on your future patio. With wood planks, you’ll just need basic tools and supplies like hammer, saw, wood glue, and the likes.
Solid oaks are also a perfect choice for outdoor patios because they are an essential part of nature. Wood, after all, come from trees, and whether your patio overlooks your garden, organic farm, or pool, wooden floors provide a beautiful and complementary background that few other types of flooring can match.
Those are just some of the benefits that you can enjoy with this type of outdoor flooring, but of course choosing to use hardwood floors will also mean you’ll have to cope with certain potential hardships. At the very least, you need to protect your floors with varnish as this will give it greater protection from moisture, which it’s sure to be heavily exposed to since they’re used outdoors. If possible, your patio should be given sufficient shade as solid oak flooring may also suffer damage when exposed heavily to sunlight.