Wood flooring ideas | Livingetc

Wood flooring ideas are one of those ‘original features’ that homeowners long for and real estate agents love to mention. Wood floors are not new of course, wood has been used as floor types for centuries – mainly oak, sometimes elm, then later Baltic fir and pine. 

The Georgians used polished oak planks in grand residences, whilst below stairs, pine was used, but it was the abundance of pine forests in colonial America that gave rise to the mass use of bare wood floors, with the Victorians in particular. By the beginning of the twentieth century, wood was by far the most popular flooring before carpet took over.