You may be considering having wood floors installed, and you aren’t quite sure which type to pick. Perhaps you are thinking about red oak; not surprising. You probably already know, but if not, you may wonder why is red oak flooring so popular?
Well, there are several reasons why it is quickly becoming a first choice when having flooring installed. Let’s take a look!
Let’s start with the most obvious reason first … red oak flooring looks great.
Its deep red hue warms a room and puts you in the mind of a Pacific Northwest forest. Its warmth gives any room an accessible feel, as if you belong. Its thicker and more frequent grain patterns give a room character and hide scratches and scuffs simultaneously.
Red Oak is used frequently in the transitional style, which is swiftly growing in popularity. The transitional style is a mix of traditional and modern. Red oak is used as the foundation of transitional style giving the whole room a classic feel while sleek furniture and appliances are used in conjunction with it.
It’s not surprising that red oak is the choice for interior decorators who prefer transitional style designs and remodels.
Red oak is much tougher than most of its wood flooring counterparts.
If you are not familiar, there is a rating system for wood flooring that measures its hardness and therefore durability. The system is known as the “Janka Scale” which was designed specifically to determine if a species of tree is hard enough to use for wood flooring. The scale specifically measures denting and wear.
Red oak has a Janka scale rating of 1290 which means it is highly resistant to denting and wear. Red oak is frequently used in areas where there will be considerable foot traffic such as schools, churches, retail stores, and homes with large families. If your home gets a considerable amount of visitors, or your family is considerable, red oak is the right flooring for you.
Yet another reason for the popularity of red oak flooring is that it’s tough, but not so hard that it can’t be sawed, sanded, and nailed. Its workability is why it’s the most used hardwood flooring. It won’t add time to your installation because it is too difficult to put in.
For such a high-quality product, red oak is very reasonably priced, which is another reason it’s widely used. Being affordable makes it where most homes can have red oak flooring installed to give it an upscale look without the massive overhead of more costly materials.
We have the skill and experience not only to advise you on red oak flooring, but we can install it too. Troendle Hardwood Company is the red oak flooring expert you need.
Call us at (850) 478-5328 or fill out our easy contact form to schedule a consultation. One of our team members will be in touch to discuss installing red oak flooring in your home or workplace.
Enjoy your new red oak flooring right away!