When it comes to buying wooden furniture for your home, oak should be up near the top of your list – if not at the very top of the list.

In fact, oak is as popular now as it was way back when the Vikings were building their ships in the 9th and 10th centuries.

Oak furniture made many years ago is still as attractive now as it was when it was new; and there are many reasons oak is so popular with furniture makers and furniture buyers.

We will now take a look at what makes oak such an attractive option when it comes to purchasing furniture for your home.

1.  Strength

Oak is the national tree of England; so being typically English, it has a huge amount of strength and durability.  This extraordinarily dense and durable hardwood will last for generations.

Due to its strength, oak is perfect for heavily-used pieces of furniture, like chairs, dining tables and desks.

2.  Style

Oak Milano furniture can add a sense of elegance to traditional and contemporary decors.

Oak will never, ever, go out of style; with a new finish or fabric, it’s easy to refresh an oak piece to meet any modern designs.

3.  Ease of maintenance

Oak is easy to take care of; it is naturally scratch and stain resistant – it does not damage easily.

Regular dusting and an occasional wipe with a soft cloth – avoid using water when wiping oak furniture; natural oil-based cleaners should only be used.

To preserve the finish of your interior oak furniture, it should be kept out of direct sunlight, although you can always reapply a finish if it happens to become dull.

4.  Beauty

There can be no argument about the attractiveness of oak; its striking grain markings and open pores make every piece unique.

With its warm, honey-coloured tones, oak creates a feeling of warmth and comfort.

5.  Value

When you consider all of the above, you can straight away see that oak will be a great investment.  Whilst other, cheaper, pieces of furniture may deteriorate over the years or go out of style, oak is guaranteed to stand the test of time.

This means its value for money is second to none, and oak should be the first piece of furniture you consider.

We have a wide range of oak furniture here at The Rocking Chair; if you’d like to come down and see it, this is how you can find us.

For anything else you may need, feel free to contact us here and we will be there to help you.

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