Excerpts from “Oak Flooring – America’s Hardwood Flooring Sweetheart”

We talk a lot about oak flooring on this blog, and for good reason. It is attractive, durable, dimensionally stable, and comes from mostly local sources. Here are a few blurbs from the informative article, “Oak Flooring – America’s Hardwood Flooring Sweetheart”. Enjoy!

Natural White Oak Flooring
Natural White Oak Flooring

Looks
Oak flooring comes in two main varieties: white oak and red oak. From dark reddish-brown to pale whites and grays, the warm color of oak matches a cornucopia of design schemes.

Durability
Oak is a species that really puts the “hard” in “hardwood flooring”. Depending on whether you are using red or white oak, the Janka hardness rating can range from 1,290 pounds to 1,360 pounds. Combine these high ratings with a very high density, and you have a flooring material that can stand up to a lot of wear and tear.

Resistance to Buckling
Buckling, bending and warping are big problems facing home owners with hardwood floors. Luckily, both red and white oak flooring experience expansion and shrinkage at a relatively even rate, meaning your floors won’t warp or bend as easily as other species.

For more information on oak flooring, read the entire article here.

4 Replies to “Excerpts from “Oak Flooring – America’s Hardwood Flooring Sweetheart””

  1. Thanks for the informative post on hard wood floors. When deciding which type of flooring will work best for you and your home it is important to be well-informed. Considering just how many different types of flooring available to choose from, you want to make a decision that will benefit you and your home for many years to come. It is always important to have your new floors properly installed in order to ensure the longevity of your investment. Great post on the pro’s of oak floors in your home.

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