With its distinctive grain and lasting durability, Oak flooring adds warmth, character and value to your home.
Oak, one of America's most popular hardwood species, offers an instantly recognizable and timeless look that goes great in any room and with any decor. As one of the harder wood species, Oak hardwood flooring is also quite durable, ensuring that its beauty and value will last for years to come.
Red Oak Flooring
The color of Red Oak wood flooring varies widely from light honey yellow with a salmon tint, to a warm amber with brown undertones. Red Oak’s distinct grain pattern shows wider lines that often run in zigzag or wavy patterns. This lively pattern adds character to a room, and can also help hide dirt and scratches.
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White Oak Flooring
White Oak wood flooring presents a more neutral palette with less variation between the natural colors, which range from light yellow to golden brown. White Oak’s grain pattern runs straighter and tighter, offering a smoother visual that works well with many decorating styles.
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The durability of both Red Oak and White Oak hardwood makes either one a good choice for active homes, or for specific high traffic areas in your home. White Oak has a slightly higher Janka hardness rating than Red Oak, but both are strongly resistant to scuffs, scratches and dents. As with all hardwoods, the Oak species will show color changes over time with exposure to light. These changes, however, are moderate compared to species such as Cherry and Walnut.
Oak hardwood floors are available in either solid hardwood or engineered wood construction. The layered structure of engineered hardwood makes it an excellent choice for areas where solid hardwood cannot be installed, like in basements, over concrete floors or over radiant heating systems.
Whichever construction you choose, you also have the choice of width. Oak flooring strips up to 3" in width create a traditional look, while planks in widths greater than 3”, create a sense of openness and space for a more sophisticated style.
Red Oak flooring (left); White Oak flooring (right)