Trying to decide on the best hardwood species for your home? Consider white oak! White oak is one of the most popular hardwood species in North America today, alongside red oak. It is affordable, durable, and takes stain well so it can fit almost any hardwood look that you’re going for. Our customers in the greater Burlington and Oakville areas love the warmth and durability it brings to their home. Read below to learn all about white oak hardwood from the experts at Floor Coverings International Burlington ON!
About White Oak
In comparison to red oak, white oak is actually a slightly darker hardwood species. Coloring ranges from beige to dark brown and it sometimes has a gray undertone. It has pretty subtle grain lines and swirls, perfect for a smoother, more contemporary look. White oak also takes stain very well, so the color can be customized to fit your particular taste. Like all species, it can be installed in different board widths, textures, sheens, and more.
Durability and Maintenance
White oak is a fairly durable hardwood, which contributes to its popularity. It ranks at 1360 on the Janka hardness scale. This means it will hold up well to everyday wear and tear, but it may need to be sanded and refinished every once in a while. It is also one of the more water resistant hardwoods available due to its closed grain. It is still advised to clean up any spills right away.
Is your home ready for new hardwood flooring? Learn everything you need to know about white oak or any other hardwood species during your free in-home design consultation with the experts at Floor Coverings International Burlington ON! We bring the samples right to your door. We proudly serve the greater Burlington and Oakville areas and look forward to working with you!