Red oak is one of the most common hardwood species found in Sugar Land homes. Homeowners love that it is affordable, durable, and can be stained almost any color they want. It adds a warm, classic look to a home. Read below to learn everything you need to know about this popular hardwood species.
Oak is available in two varieties: white and red. Red is the most common of the two and is a lighter hardwood that has a warm, pinkish hue with prominent grain lines. It has a more uniform look than white oak, which has more color variation. It provides a clean, classic style for any home. It is very porous, meaning it takes stain very well for a nice, even color. Homeowners are given flexibility with red oak because they can select the texture, board width, coloring, sheen, and more.
While all hardwood is durable, the species installed determines how well it holds up to wear and tear. Red oak ranks at 1260 on the Janka hardness scale, making it a great hardwood to install in any areas with high volumes of foot traffic. While scratches and dents will occur, red oak can be sanded and refinished several times to get rid of these.
Red oak has the same maintenance requirements as most hardwoods. It’s important to sweep weekly to get rid of any dirt and debris that can scratch the floor. We recommend using area rugs and mats in high-traffic areas of the home to further protect your floors. Clean up any spills as soon as they occur, and wax periodically as needed.
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