Red Oak Hardwood Flooring

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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.

Choosing the Best Hardwood Flooring for Your Budget

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Hardwood floors are a classic and enduring choice for your Calgary home. Bull Tough Flooring offers a variety of products for our customers to choose from including, red oak, maple, walnut, birch, American cherry, barn wood, Brazilian cherry, hickory, and yellow birch. Each of these hardwood flooring products will add beauty and value to your property, and the best part is, they can be refinished to look like new again if they start to show wear and tear.

Bull Tough Flooring is proud to offer a variety of wood products for your hardwood flooring project. We have expert knowledge in each type, ensuring we can help guide you to pick the perfect solution for your home. When choosing hardwood flooring for your Calgary home, here are a number of things to consider, of course, the first is, what is your budget? Hardwood floors can be expensive, so you need to make sure you can afford the type of flooring you are interested in.

Selecting Hardwood Floors


Hardwood flooring is a popular choice for many homeowners in Calgary, Alberta. Not only is it beautiful, but it’s also durable and easy to care for. When it comes to budgeting for hardwood flooring, there are a few things to keep in mind. The first is the cost of the materials. Hardwood floors are made from either solid wood or engineered wood, and the price of each can vary significantly. The second is the cost of installation. Hardwood floors must be properly installed in order to perform well, and this can add to the overall cost. Finally, remember that hardwood floors will need to be refinished periodically. The frequency will depend on the type of wood and the level of traffic, but it’s something to keep in mind when budgeting for hardwood flooring.

Hardwood Flooring Installation


Depending on your choice of flooring, the installation process may differ slightly. Engineered floors or pre-finished floors will not require a staining process, while hardwood floors will. Bull Tough Flooring typically completes installation projects under 500 sq. ft in under two days and projects averaging 1000 sq. ft in three-to-five days.

How Does Bull Tough Price Projects?


The final cost of your project will depend on a variety of factors, so we don’t use a specific dollar amount per square foot to calculate your quote. The job is broken down into various stages and priced accordingly. We offer a high-quality service and the final product, so you should naturally expect our prices to be above average.

Contact Bull Tough Flooring Today!


If you’re looking for Calgary hardwood flooring experts, look no further than Bull Tough Flooring. We offer a wide selection of hardwood floors, and our team can help you find the perfect style for your home. Contact us today to learn more!