Thornhill Hardwood Red oak is one of the most popular hardwood species available today, and white oak is right behind it! Homeowners in Thornhill love that white oak is affordable, durable, and can be stained a variety of different looks. Over 50% of all hardwood available today is oak. The experts at Floor Coverings International North York outline everything you need to know about white oak below!


White oak has a light, classic look to it. Colors vary from golden hues to dark tans and browns. White oak is actually a darker hardwood than red. Planks can be created from either the heartwood, sapwood, or both. Planks with wood taken from both have a beautiful color variation that adds a unique look to your home. The heartwood tends to be a bit more durable and a darker color. Our trained design associates can help you decide which look is best for your particular home! White oak also accepts stain very well, so it can be further customized for your home.

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Durability & Maintenance

White oak is a very durable hardwood and comes at a good price. It has a Janka rating of 1360, which means it will hold up well to use and abuse but not feel too hard underfoot. It is a closed grained wood, which means that it is non-porous and water-resistant. While it is much more resistant to water than most hardwoods, it is still best to clean up any spills right away. Dents and scratches can be buffed out periodically by sanding and refinishing the floors. Regular sweeping, mopping, and waxing will keep the floors in great shape.

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Ready for new hardwood in your Thornhill home? Give the experts at Floor Coverings International North York a call! Schedule a free in-home design consultation today where we bring the samples right to your door. We proudly serve the greater North York, Thornhill, Richmond Hill, Scarborough, and Markham areas.

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