Hardwood Flooring Species: Oak

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What are the qualities of oak hardwood flooring?

Hardwood Flooring Species: Oak

Janka Hardness Scale Rating: 1360 (white oak); 1290 (red oak)

Oak hardwood flooring is a very popular choice of domestic wood. Both white and red oak hardwood flooring are known for their solidity and resistance to wear. White oak has a high tannin level which makes it resistant to fungi and insects.

Red oak is light-colored with a reddish tone, while white oak is more white or creamier in color. The red variety of oak hardwood floors also has a grainier texture due to its porosity. White oak, in contrast, has longer rays.

   

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