Are you’re thinking about having hardwood floors installed? But are you not sure which type of wood is best for your home? Have you considered about red oak? If not then maybe you don’t  know that that this species of flooring is greatly popular? And there are numerous reasons why it is fastly becoming American homeowners’ first choice  when installing new wood flooring such as:

Red Oak Flooring Looks Great

First and foremost, red oak flooring looks wonderful! Its innate deep red hue warms any room with its deeply red-warmth tones. Its thick lovely grain patterns lends character to any room while also hiding  scratches, nicks and scuff marks.

Red Oak is used frequently as “transitional” look, which is rapidly growing in popularity. The transitional style is a mixture of classic traditional and modern. Red oak is used as the foundation of transitional style giving the whole room a classic look while modern furnishings and appliances and accessories are used in conjunction .

Red Oak Flooring Is a “Tough Customer”

Red oak is much tougher than other hardwood flooring species. If you are not aware, there is a  real industry rating system for wood flooring that measures its toughness are wearability.  The system is known as the “Janka Scale” — it was designed specifically to ascertain info in determining whether  species of tree is hardy enough to use as flooring. The scale specifically measures denting and wear.

Red oak’s has a Janka scale  has a rating of 1290 which equates to being 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 guests visitors, you cannot go wrong with red oak flooring.

Red Oak Flooring Is Versatile

Another reason for its popularity is that it’s tough, but not so hard that it can’t be sawed, sanded, and nailed. Its easy workability makes it the number one hardwood flooring for contractors.  The last thing a flooring contractor needs is a beautiful hardwood that is difficult for its crew cut, trim, sand, stain and install.

Red Oak Flooring Is Affordable

Though it’s a high-quality wood, red oak is actually reasonable , that’s just one more reason it’s widely used. Affordability makes it easier on your pocket book for red oak flooring to be installed throughout your entire home. How nice it that to be able to add beauty to every room you would like to add wood flooring to?  How Sweet!

Hardwood flooring is a big investment, so make sure you choose a contractor who’s got your back. Elegant Floors of Sunnyvale, Los Altos, Palo Alto and and the entire South Bay, is 25 -year family-owned business and offers a 1 year warranty for the period of one year for the materials and workmanship we supply.

For Further Questions And Free Estimates Call Elegant Floors:  (408) 773-8624

Red oak hardwood flooring installed by Elegant Floors of Sunnyvale in Los Altos master bedroom. 

Why Is Red Oak Flooring So Popular?