Are you looking for a brilliant hardwood for your home in North York? Red oak is the most popular hardwood species in North America today because it is durable, takes stain well, and is widely available. Over 50% of all hardwood flooring available today is an oak species, either red or white. Learn a bit more about it from the experts at Floor Coverings International North York.

About Red Oakred oak hardwood in North York

Red oak flooring has a warm, pinkish hue with prominent grain lines. Like white oak flooring, 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. Depending on where the wood is taken from the tree, it is available in a range from light to dark wood, making it easy to customize to the color you’re going for!

Uses in the Home

This sturdy hardwood is the gold standard for homeowners here in North York. It works great in areas of the home with up to moderate foot traffic including the hallway, stairwell, entryway, dining room, and living rooms. We usually suggest that you keep any hardwood away from areas where moisture may be prevalent like the kitchen, bathroom, or laundry room.


Red oak is very durable and will hold up to everyday wear and tear it receives. It has a Janka hardness rating of 1290. This means that it is a durable hardwood option without feeling too hard underfoot. Thankfully, any dents and scratches that do occur can be sanded away and refinished several times to revive your flooring.

Hardwood Experts in North York

When selecting red oak hardwood flooring, you’ll be able to choose from a variety of widths and grades. Everything from wide planks to narrow strips, consistent graining to visible imperfections, the countless styles of red oak flooring can be a bit overwhelming. Thankfully, our design associates will work with you to help select the best option for your unique home and style. They’ll ask a lot of questions, look over samples, and even provide a free proposal and estimate.

Start Today!

Are you ready to have red oak hardwood stalled in your home? Schedule your free in-home design consultation with the experts at Floor Coverings International North York today! We proudly serve the greater North York, Thornhill, Richmond Hill, Scarborough, and Markham areas and look forward to working with you!

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