About Red Oak
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. 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!
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 Thornhill
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. No surprises! 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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