Red oak is one of the most common hardwood flooring types in homes today, but what do you know about its sister species, white oak? White oak is just as durable as red oak, but it tends to have a lighter color and more subtle grain. This makes it both a practical and beautiful choice for Wadsworth homes.
Here’s some additional information from Floor Coverings International Medina to help you determine whether white oak flooring is right for your home:
About White Oak Hardwood Flooring
- White oak rates moderately high on the Janka hardness scale, meaning that it does a good job of resisting scratches and dents. Therefore, you can feel comfortable installing white oak floors even in high traffic areas. White oak is also a fairly stable wood, meaning that it does not expand or contract very much.
- White oak has a subtle grain and light, gray-tinged hue. This makes it a great choice for light, bright, and modern spaces. However, you can also find white oak floors that have been stained to other colors. Do be aware that white oak can also change color when exposed to sunlight over time.
- Since white oak is a domestic hardwood, it is relatively affordable as compared to more rare or exotic hardwoods. However, the price of your floor will also depend on the stains and finishes you choose.
- Hardwood flooring like white oak is often a worthwhile investment because it adds value to your home, and because it can be refinished again and again over time. This allows you to refresh and update your space’s look as you choose!
Ready to see white oak flooring samples in your own Wadsworth home? Give us a call! One of our Floor Coverings International Medina experts will bring our mobile showroom to you as part of a free consultation.
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