Friday, August 31, 2012

What's So Great About White Oak, Anyway?

White oak flooring has been one of the most popular hardwood flooring varieties in the U.S. for years, and for good reason. It's beautiful, costs less than more exotic hardwood varieties, and is complementary to many different design schemes. But beyond its great value and looks, why is America so enamored with this specific variety of oak flooring? While we can't speak for everyone, the following are the 5 top reasons why we believe white oak flooring to be one of the best hardwood flooring options on the market today:

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Not only is white oak flooring a stunning shade of pale whites and warm light-browns, but its tight, intricate grain pattern adds depth and visual intrique as well. It is also a very versatile flooring option; the neutral tones match nearly any home design scheme you can imagine.

While not as durable as some exotic hardwood species, white oak flooring is still as tough as nails. With a density of 900 KG/m3 and a Janka hardness rating of 1,360 lbs, white oak can certainly stand up to a lot of everyday wear and tear.

Buckling, bending, and warping can be major problems for hardwood floor owners. Not so with white oak. This species of flooring experiences shrinking and expansion at a relatively even rate, meaning your floors are less susceptible to the warping and bending you see more commonly among other species.

The White Oak Natural products available at are green-certified by the Forest Stewardship Council. This means the white oak floors you're installing in your home come only from well-managed and regulated forests or other controlled sources.

White oak flooring from Fantastic Floor comes in a wide price range, but even the lowest priced products we carry are of extremely high-quality. We have many beautiful white oak varieties priced at under $3.00/SF, and have a steady line of high-quality sale items as well.

It should be clear by now that we think white oak is one of the best flooring materials you can find. What do you think of the species? What's your favorite hardwood flooring variety? Leave us a comment and let us know!

Want to learn more about white oak flooring? Call our knowledgeable sales team today at 888.448.9663. We look forward to hearing from you soon!

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