Comparing white oak and red oak hardwood flooring Vancouver WA:
Oak is generally the most popular wood species for hardwood flooring. It has many desirable qualities – it’s easily available, it’s durable, it’s attractive, and it’s fairly easy to stain. There are mainly two types of oak for flooring – red oak and white oak. If you are planning to install hardwood flooring all throughout your home, you can choose either red oak or white oak, according to your preference. If you already have oak flooring in part of your house, you will want to choose the one that matches what you already have. You want to have a consistent look throughout the house.
The difference in color between red oak hardwood flooring and white oak is that the red oak has more of a pinkish tint, while white oak is a little browner, or more golden colored. White oak has less pronounced, finer grain than red oak. It is also a little harder, and accepts stain color more evenly.
Both red oak and white oak are excellent options for your floor. If you are having your first hardwood floor installed, choose the one you like the most, if you are matching an existing hardwood floor, match the one you already have. If you need help matching an existing wood floor, call Day Flooring, we have years of experience recommending the right wood for the job.