A beautiful home deserves a beautiful floor. Feel good in every room of your house with the flooring that you deserve. Whether you're listening to music, resting on the sofa, or playing with the kids – with Prefinished White Oak Flooring from our Grecian Collection, you’ll always enjoy a unique ambience.
White Oak hardwood, which also goes by the name Quercus Alba, is one of the two main species of oak sourced from the US. Its trees grow up to 20-25 meters tall (65-85 feet), with the diameter of its trunk measuring 1-1.2 meters (3-4 feet). Its heartwood offers a light to medium brown color with olive hues, while its quarter sawn sections showcase prominent ray fleck patterns. And it has that common oak odor that many find appealing in their homes.
Comparing it to the more common Red Oak, White Oak hardwoods are fast growing in popularity for its smoother grain and other distinct advantages as flooring.
Durability and hardness are among the primary reasons homeowners choose to go with White Oak engineered wood flooring. On the Janka Hardness Scale, White Oak’s 5,990 newtons (or 1,350 pounds-force) outperforms Red Oak’s 5,430 newtons (or 1,220 pounds-force), which makes it more resilient between the two against denting.
Compared to Red Oak, White Oak flooring is also more resistant to water damage, which contributes to its longevity. As a closed grain wood, many of its pores contain tyloses, protecting it from rotting due to water damage. This is why it is often used in other applications, such as boatmaking and furniture making or cabinetry.
White Oak hardwoods are abundant as well, which makes it a practical choice for most flooring budgets. That being said, if you intend to use White Oak, it helps to know that as a commodity, its price does fluctuate depending on supply and demand. Given its seasonality, be sure to check the market every so often.
Lastly, it also provides a modern and stylish look to your home. Given the lighter shade of its heartwood, prefinished White Oak flooring goes well with today’s aesthetics for tasteful interior design. Staining White Oak in gray, white, or darker colors provides you with a wider range when it comes to mixing and matching furniture, home décor, and wall paint.
For a contemporary vibe that provides added durability, White Oak prefinished hardwood flooring truly feels as good as it looks. Contact us today for more info.
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