Red oak is the most popular hardwood species in the United States because it has a classic look, is easily accessible, and very durable. Over 50% of all the hardwood flooring available today is an oak species. Red oak provides a warm touch of tradition to any room. The experts at Floor Coverings International Orange County NY share everything you need to know about red oak hardwood below.
Red oak flooring has a warm, pinkish hue with prominent grain lines. White oak, on the other hand, is more of a blonde hardwood with gray undertones. Like white oak, it can be finished with a clear sealant or stained to nearly any shade. Because red oak is so porous, the stain will go on smoothly and easily for nice, even color. Red oak has a pronounced grain with faint blemishes throughout, giving it a more rustic look. You can choose from a variety of widths and grades. Everything from wide planks to narrow strips, consistent graining to visible imperfection, the countless styles of red oak hardwood are endless! Thankfully your Floor Coverings International Orange County NY associate can help you with this.
While oak isn’t on the high end of the Janka hardness scale, it is very durable! It comes in at a rating of 1290, meaning it will hold up well to everyday wear and tear. Thankfully, if any wear does occur, it can be sanded and refinished to restore the original beauty.
Contact the experts at Floor Coverings International Orange County NY to compare choices and discuss what flooring is best for you and your home. We bring the samples right to your door! We proudly serve the greater Orange County, Middletown, Goshen, and Warwick areas and look forward to working with you!
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