red oak hardwood hudsonThe experts at Floor Coverings International Cleveland South know that local homeowners love the traditional and timeless style of hardwood. For that reason, we provide countless varieties of both domestic and exotic hardwood for Hudson homeowners to choose from. Out of our domestic hardwood selection, red oak is one of the most popular choices, as it offers a traditional and warm look. Read below to see if this type of hardwood is right for your Hudson home!

Oak Hardwood Basics

Oak flooring comes in two varieties: white and red. Red oak hardwood flooring provides a warm touch of tradition to any room. Oak has been the most popular variety of hardwood flooring for many, many years in North America. Over 50% of all the hardwood flooring available today is an oak species.

red oakThe Red Oak Look

Red oak hardwood has a warm, pinkish hue with prominent grain lines. These are traditional hardwood features that will create a timeless feel in your home. Like white oak, red oak flooring 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.

When selecting red oak hardwood flooring, you’ll be able to choose from a variety of widths and grades. We have everything from wide planks to narrow strips, and from consistent graining to visible imperfections. The countless styles of red oak flooring can be a bit overwhelming, but our design associates will look at many other factors to give you their final product recommendations.

Durability of Red Oak

Red oak hardwood is used as the comparison factor on the Janka hardness scale – a scale that measures the densities of different hardwoods to predict their durability in the home. Red oak has a score of 1,290 on this scale, which is the standard that other hardwoods must meet to be considered durable. This density ensures that your red oak hardwoods will stand up well against wear and tear. However, this is not the toughest hardwood out there, as many other species rank above red oak. The denser the hardwood, the less forgiving it will be underfoot. Red oak’s particular Janka hardness rating ensures that it will be both comfortable and strong.

Get Started in Hudson Today

Red oak hardwood is a popular choice amongst Hudson homeowners for countless reasons! Contact Floor Coverings International Cleveland South today to schedule your free, in-home design consultation and we’ll help you find the perfect hardwood for your Hudson home. We proudly serve the greater Stow, Cuyahoga Falls, Hudson and Akron areas.

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