When you’re choosing a new hardwood floor, how do you decide? There are so many options for colors, styles, materials, and finishes. But why should you consider white oak hardwood floors? In this blog we will examine the exotic benefits of white oak hardwood floors. Read on to learn more about them!
White Oak Hardwood Floors Are the Floors You’re Looking For!
Hardness Rating and Long-Term Durability: Overall, the hardness rating of hardwood flooring is measured on what is known as the Janka scale. White oak has an extremely high rating on this scale, at a score of 1360. For comparison, it scores 70 points higher than red oak. Because white oak, and oak in general for that matter is so durable, what can you trust it to withstand? Imagine all the foot traffic common in the rooms of your home. White oak hardwood floors are particularly excellent at withstanding high levels of foot traffic. Use them in hallways and entranceways – where people will walk the most.
Resistance to Moisture: Wood is naturally vulnerable to water exposure. Unlike other species of wood, white oak is also extra resistant to moisture. Wherever there is more water circulating in your home – such as kitchens, bathrooms, or basements, white oak can be a good call. Humid climates are also areas where moisture can wreak havoc on your hardwood floors. Consider white oak hardwood floors if you live somewhere extremely humid.
Price Convenience: Cost-effectiveness is another hallmark of white oak hardwood flooring. Because of how common and how durable it is, white oak can be a better value than the other varieties of hardwood.
Palette of Colors: Want color choices? White oak is your ideal hardwood flooring! Light and dark shades, and a gradient of tones, such as smoky gray or blazing sand, are possible.
Grain & Texture Aesthetics: Wood grain and texture can serve as natural flourishes in your new white oak hardwood flooring. Growth rings are closer together, providing a smoother overall texture.
Ready for a Beautiful Hardwood Floor? You Can Trust John K Eareckson & Co.!
When you work with John K Eareckson & Co. Flooring, we will ensure your hardwood floors undergo a stress-free acclimation process and that they sparkle for years to come. From a seamless and beautiful installation to years of maintenance, John K Eareckson & Co. Flooring has the expertise to care for your home’s hardwood floors. For a consultation and more information visit us online or give us a call at 410-788-4200. You can also follow us on Facebook, Google+, Twitter, YouTube, and Flickr.