Oak is the most common wood species in the United States, and it’s no surprise why! Oak is available in two different varieties, red and white. It is affordable, very durable, and can be stained many different colors to achieve the look you’re going for. While red and white oak are similar in price and durability, they have a different appearance. Read below to learn all about white oak hardwood from the experts at Floor Coverings International Cleveland South!
About White Oak
White oak is a lighter hardwood species that takes stain really well and adds a warm, contemporary look to your home. When left unstained, it is blonde with gray undertones and has a pronounced grain and subtle swirls. White oak comes in on the Janka hardness scale at 1360, meaning it is durable and sturdy without feeling too hard underfoot. Scratches and dents will occur over time, but thankfully it can be sanded and refinished several times to get rid of this!
Another benefit of white oak is that it is easy on the environment. It is widely available across North America, meaning it doesn’t have to be shipped overseas. This makes it a great option for homeowners who are environmentally conscious. This also makes it one of the more affordable hardwood options in the United States because it doesn’t have to be transported as far.
If you’re ready to learn more about the many benefits of white oak or any other type of hardwood, contact the experts at Floor Coverings International Cleveland South today! Schedule your free in-home design consultation where we bring the samples right to your door. Our trained design associates will work with you to help select the best hardwood option for your unique home, budget, and lifestyle. We make it easy! We proudly serve the greater Stow, Cuyahoga Falls, Hudson and Akron areas and look forward to working with you.