Nothing compares to the warmth and beauty of natural red oak hardwood flooring in Vancouver homes. Ideal for placement in any area within the house, red oak is surging in popularity due to its wide array of aesthetic variances and the ease of obtaining sustainable materials from responsibly harvested sources. However, that’s just the tip of the iceberg, as there are many other reasons to make red oak hardwood your flooring of choice. Here at Floor Coverings International Vancouver/Portland, we love the look of red oak, and want to show you why. Let’s take a look at what makes this domestic wood perfect for local homes.
Red Oak Complements Any Decor
Red oak ranges in colors from light browns and reds to blends of darker grain accents that provide a sense of depth and warmth within the home. In fact, there are over 200 subspecies of red oak, and patterns and hues vary depending on its origin and the season it was grown, so the possibilities are endless. This diverse flooring will perfectly complement other oak furnishings in the home, too.
This Hardwood ‘Grows’ With the Changes
Another desirable aspect of red oak hardwood flooring is that it is easy to sand and stain if you are ready for a fresh new look. Essentially, it’s a breeze to refinish and transition this type of wood flooring from a dark stains or reddish browns to hot trending hues such as grays or white washes if so desired—and vice versa, of course.
Red Oak Holds Up to Busy Lifestyles
Homes with active occupants such as kids and pets or those who simply have a busy lifestyle need resilient flooring that can hold up under tough conditions for years to come. Red oak ranks at a 1290 on the Janka scale, making it a hearty and durable option for highly trafficked areas in homes.
Affordability and Ease of Maintenance
Red oak flooring is hypoallergenic and is easy to clean and maintain to bring you years of beauty. It’s also a rather affordable species of hardwood material, but ultimately the price will depend on the quality, thickness and grade of red oak flooring that you choose.
Do you think that red oak hardwood flooring is right for your home? Swing by our showroom to look at samples or schedule a free in-home design consultation and estimate!
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