White oak hardwood flooring is a versatile option that has wide appeal in Boca Raton homes. It’s a relatively hard wood, making it very durable and a great choice for active families with children or pets. It also takes stain and finishes very well, and can be treated to suit any taste. There are many benefits to this timeless floor covering, and our team at Floor Coverings International Boca Raton has gathered the following information to help you understand the appeal of white oak.
White oak is a neutral floor that is popular for its subtle color and grain pattern. In fact, it is the lighter tone of white oak that makes it one of the most versatile flooring materials in terms of color options. Darker hardwoods can be more difficult to stain, only taking to even darker tones. White oak can be finished to any color you like, or left unstained and finished with a clear top coat to appreciate the natural beauty of the wood.
Wood To Fit Any Climate
As with any hardwood flooring, it’s important to consider your climate and environment and let the planks acclimate to the space before installation. White oak is available in solid and engineered varieties, so there is an option to fit any home.
Solid planks are cut from a single strip of wood, while engineered planks come in layers with a white oak veneer applied to the top. The layered approach creates flooring that is excellent for climates with dramatic temperature changes, as it is less prone to the damages of swelling and shrinking with heat and cold. Solid hardwood planks, on the other hand can be refinished again and again, potentially lasting longer than engineered hardwoods.
Durability and Maintenance
White oak is well loved in active households. It ranks higher than red oak, a common benchmark in wood hardness and durability, on the Janka hardness scale. This means it will resist dings and scratches better than most domestic hardwoods. Like any hardwood flooring, maintaining it is relatively easy. Regular sweeping and vacuuming is recommended for daily care, and an occasional cleaning with a hardwood specific product will ensure your floors are gleaming for years to come.
There are many benefits to white oak flooring, and it’s no wonder it’s a favorite among homeowners and potential buyers alike. When you are ready to learn more about white oak or other hardwood flooring options, contact our team at Floor Coverings International Boca Raton. We’ll provide a free in-home design consultation in Boca Raton and the surrounding area to help you find the perfect hardwood flooring for your family.
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