White Oak


Appearance:
Color: Heartwood is light brown; some boards may have a pinkish tine or a slight grayish cast. Sapwood is white to cream.  
Grain: Open, with longer rays than red oak. Occasional crotches, swirls or burls. Plainsawn boards have a plumed or flared grain appearance; riftsawn has a tighter grin pattern, low figuring; quartersawn has a

Properties:
Hardness/Janka: 1210 (6% softer than Northern red oak)
Dimensional Stability: Average (10.5; 22 % less stable than red oak)
Origin:North America

Thank you for your interest in White Oak wood flooring. If you have any questions or would like a free in home consultation please contact Woody’s Hardwood Flooring today.

Red Oak


Appearance:
Color: Heartwood and sapwood are similar, with sapwood lighter in color. Most pieces have reddish tone. Slightly redder than white oak.
Grain: Open, slightly coarser more porous) than white oak. Plainsawn boards have a plumed or flared grain appearance; riftsawn has a tighter grain pattern, low figuring; quartersawn has a flake pattern, sometimes called tiger rays or butterflies.

Properties:
Hardness/Janka: Northern: 1290 (benchmark) Southern: Below average (1060; 18% softer than Northern red oak)
Dimensional Stability: Northern: Average (8.6). Southern: Below average (11.3; 31 % less stable than Northern red oak)
Origin: North America

Thank you for your interest in Red Oak wood flooring. If you have any questions or would like a free in home consultation please contact Woody’s Hardwood Flooring today.