Advantages/Disadvantages of Red Oak Flooring
One of the most common hardwood flooring products that Bull Tough Flooring installs and refinishes is red oak flooring. Red oak flooring is one of the most common and popular hardwood flooring styles used in Calgary. This wood is always available and comes in various widths (1.5”, 2 ¼” & 3 ¼”) Excellent results can always be expected with this product. It is known for its durability and strength, as well as its beauty. Red Oak floors can last for many years with proper care and maintenance.
Characteristics of Red Oak Flooring
Red oak flooring is great because it comes in a variety of grades that have their own colour spectrum. A single oak tree can provide lighter-coloured wood from the innermost sections of the tree, while the outer wood will be darker with more variations in colour. Red oak will commonly take on a darker, almost amber colour over time as it is exposed to sunlight and oxygen when coated with a traditional oil-based finish but will maintain its lighter appearance when coated with a water-based finish.
Red oak hardwood flooring is also very popular because of the density of the wood. This style of hardwood flooring is perfect for heavy traffic and well-lived spaces because the wood is tough and has a grain pattern that disguises superficial scratches and damage. Red oak is a great hardwood flooring option for Calgary homeowners who are looking for a classic-appearing floor with longevity and strength.
Advice from Bull Tough Flooring About Red Oak Hardwood Floors
There are several things to consider before purchasing Red Oak flooring. One of the most important factors is the climate in which you live. In Calgary, Alberta, we experience a dry climate with sweeping temperature changes, which is very conducive to this type of wood. If you live in an area with high humidity, you will need to take special care of your Red Oak floors. Water and humidity are very common causes of damage to hardwood flooring, anything that can be done to avoid both is encouraged. You should also consider the amount of traffic that your floors will see. Red Oak is a very tough wood, but if you have an exceptional amount of foot traffic, you will need to choose harder woods such as hickory or maple.
Another thing to keep in mind when choosing Red Oak flooring is the colour of the wood. The heartwood of Red Oak trees is light in colour, while the sapwood is a darker reddish brown. If you are looking for a specific colour for your floors, you may want to choose another type of wood. Of course, red oak floors will also have a red-ish tint.
If you are looking for hardwood floors that are both beautiful and durable, Red Oak flooring is an excellent choice. Bull Tough Flooring is a professional company that offers hardwood floor installation, refinishing, and sales in Calgary. We are committed to providing our customers with incredible service and an even more incredible hardwood floor. For more information about our products and services, please visit our website or contact us today.