Homeowners across the United States and right here in the Carrollton area are sold on the benefits of oak hardwood flooring. In fact, oak is so popular that oak hardwood varieties account for over 50% of all the hardwood flooring varieties sold. If you’re interested in adding oak flooring to your Carrollton home, there are two varieties to choose from: white oak hardwood flooring and red oak hardwood flooring. Read on to learn more about red oak hardwood from the experts at Floor Coverings International Northwest Dallas.
Why Sets Red Oak Flooring Apart
Homeowners who are drawn to red oak flooring over white oak flooring are usually drawn to red oak’s aesthetic beauty. Red oak flooring has a warm, pinkish hue, which is often thought of as more traditional than white oak flooring’s contemporary coloration. Red oak also boasts prominent grain lines that make it stand out from the hardwood flooring crowd. Like white oak flooring, red oak can be finished with a clear sealant or stained to nearly any shade, depending on your personal tastes. Red oak’s ability to take stains well opens up a world of options for your hardwood floors.
One potential drawback to red oak hardwood flooring is that this option is slightly less “hard” than white oak hardwood flooring. While white oak hardwoods score a 1360 on the Janka hardness scale, red oak hardwood comes in at a respectable, but slightly less durable, 1290. The advantage that comes with this slight loss in hardness, though, is an often slightly lower price for red oak flooring than for white.
If red oak flooring seems like the right choice for your Carrollton home, contact the experts at Floor Coverings International NW Dallas, serving the greater Carrollton area. We offer free, in-home, Design Consultations and free estimates, so we can best assist you in bringing your flooring vision to life.
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