Oak is the most popular hardwood species and is available in two varieties, white and red oak flooring. Red is the most popular of the two and can be seen in many Burlington and Oakville area homes. The experts at Floor Coverings International Burlington ON share all you need to know about red oak hardwood below!
Styles of Red Oak
Red oak flooring has a warm, pinkish hue with prominent grain lines. Some red oak comes with small blemishes here and there, giving it a more rustic appearance. 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 a nice, even color. You can further customize your red oak hardwood with different textures and board widths.
Red oak is one of the most popular hardwoods because it is durable without being too hard underfoot. With a Janka rating of 1,290, red oak holds up well to general wear and tear. If any damage does occur, the floors can be sanded and refinished a few times to make them look like new again.
Because oak is native to North America, it is a very affordable hardwood option. This also means it is better on the environment because it doesn’t have to be shipped overseas. This makes oak a great option for environmentally conscious homeowners!
Hardwood Experts in Burlington, ON
Our design associates at Floor Coverings International Burlington ON can go over this and more during your free in-home design consultation. We’ll walk you through our many different hardwood samples to make selecting the perfect flooring fun and simple! We’ll even provide you with a free proposal and estimate so that there are no surprises. We proudly serve the greater Burlington and Oakville areas and look forward to working with you!