Tuesday, August 7, 2012


Today I am going to talk about red oak hardwood flooring. Red oak is a very common hardwood used in homes.
It is beautiful, long lasting and readily available.
Red oak is harvested in south central and eastern Canada and most of the U.S.

Characteristics. Most pieces have a somewhat reddish tone. There is a considerable variation among boards  in grain and texture. Plainsawn boards have a flared grain appearance. Quartersawn boards produces a cross grain fleck sometimes called tiger ray or butterflies.

Durability. Red oak is quite durable but less durable than white oak. Somewhat moisture unstable but more moisture stable than white oak.

Availability and cost. Commonly available in nearly all types, styles and sizes. Moderately priced.

The appearance will vary depending on what type of finish you use. I find it a very interesting floor that goes with many types of decor.

If you have other questions regarding red oak or another species of wood do not hesitate to give me a call.