Red Oak Hardwood Flooring, an Excellent Choice!
Getting into the specifics of hardwood flooring, I decided to target particular species of hardwood. Red Oak wood flooring is incredibly beautiful in color, its durability level is exceptional and it offers much in terms of design versatility, so obviously I decided to go over the basics of this hardwood treasure!
Red oak is one of the most popular choices in the United States. Because oak is warm and full of character, it not only makes for a solid hardwood flooring choice, but is perfect for applications like furniture and decor as well.
Hear are a few reasons why Red Oak is so popular:
- Color – The honey golden color with red to pink highlights make for a very pleasant and peaceful choice in a floor.
- Texture – An open patterned grain contributes to a very wide pore structure, making the plank very strong.
- Durability – Red oak is very resistant to wear, impact, and splitting. This is because it is a very dense and hard wood.
- Price – Because it is a very abundant North American species, it is far more affordable than other domestic hardwood floors.
Bringing Red Oak Home With You!
Red oak flooring is available in a variety of board widths and thicknesses. This ranges from both wider planks to the more traditional strips. When it comes to design, strip flooring is more classic while wider planks add a certain degree of drama. If you really want to spice things up however, you can always throw some random mixed widths into the flooring for unique styling.
Solid read oak flooring will go in most of the rooms in the house and is even recommended for high traffic areas of the home such as the kitchen and hall way. That being said you should keep it out of high moisture zones like bathrooms and basements. In this case you may opt for an engineered red oak flooring. It will work excellently as long as you keep the humidity at an optimal level.
Two other options for a Red Oak Hardwood Look:
- Red Oak Laminate – The realistic looks that we are now able to achieve with laminate wood options are amazing. By going with this option you will get all of the look and style that will come a bit cheaper. You can even install it in you bathroom as long as you don’t allow water to sit on the floor. Unlike red oak hardwood, it is much more DIY friendly, so you can install it yourself and feel confident as most laminates today are excellent do-it-yourself projects.
- Red Oak Luxury Vinyl Plank – This is a lifesaver for places of the home that you just cannot keep water from reaching. It is very resistant to scratches, staining and wear. Boasting ease of installation and incredible visuals and texture, its a great alternative to hardwood or laminate flooring.
I hope you enjoyed today’s blog and I would love to read some of your thoughts on red oak flooring. It’s been a pleasure, until next time. Happy Home and Flooring!