White Oak flooring is strong, durable and versatile — with a straight grain and lightness that blend beautifully with any decor.
Admired and appreciated for its strength, exceptional durability and natural beauty, Oak is the most popular species used for hardwood flooring in American homes. The two types, White Oak and Red Oak, have unique overall visuals due to their distinctive grain patterns and color variation.
Beautiful Natural Color
The natural colors of White Oak hardwood flooring range from nearly white sapwood to the tans and browns of heartwood. This lightness can make a space feel airy, calm and serene. In a formal setting, this translates to a look of refined elegance. In a modern setting, the look is casual and unfussy. Of course, you can also get White Oak wood flooring with different stains and unique color effects.
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Tight, Straight Grain
The closely spaced growth rings of slower-growing White Oak result in a tight, straight grain pattern that gives White Oak hardwood flooring a satiny, smooth texture that’s more uniform and less busy than Red Oak. The surface is also distinguished by longer, darker lines, or “rays” that add to White Oak’s attractiveness.
Versatile Design Options
White Oak wood flooring is the perfect canvas to create a variety of modern and traditional looks. Its natural warm, neutral shades provide the perfect backdrop for a monochromatic design plan or a more colorful, vibrant scheme.
You'll find White Oak hardwood in a range of colors, from the lightest naturals to shades of brown, red, gold and even black. And since the natural graining is a perfect complement to texture, there are plenty of rustic and hand-scraped looks to choose from, in addition to classically smooth styles.
White Oak flooring is offered in a range of colors
White Oak rates a higher 1360 on the hardwood hardness scale over Red Oak’s 1290, making it slightly more durable. Oak in general is one of the harder wood species widely available.
White Oak hardwood flooring stands up well to heavy foot traffic. As a natural wood product, White Oak floors will expand and contract depending on location and seasonal changes, but White Oak is more stable than some other hardwoods, so the shrinkage will be minimal.
White Oak floors are available in both solid and engineered construction. The layered structure of engineered wood makes it an excellent choice for areas where solid hardwood cannot be installed, like in basements, over concrete floors or over radiant heating systems.