Red oak is one of the most common hardwood flooring species in Bozeman and throughout the U.S. Its versatility, beauty and strength make it a popular option among homeowners, and the resale value of this flooring makes it well worth the investment.
Learn more about the benefits of red oak hardwood flooring from the experts at Floor Coverings International Bozeman.
About Red Oak Flooring
Red oak is a domestic species that is readily available in the U.S. It is one of two oak varieties that are commonly used for hardwood flooring. White oak is the alternative, and while similar, white oak tends to be more expensive and lighter in color. Red oak ranges from a reddish to light brown tone. The grain of the wood is more prominent than white oak or maple, for example, giving it a traditional look.
Red oak is a porous wood, which makes it easy to stain and stable in humid environments. While it is not recommended to put any hardwood flooring in a bathroom, basement, or other area of the home with high moisture content, red oak will maintain moisture and keep a steady temperature that makes it more resistant to warping.
Red oak is the standard for durability, ranking 1290 on the Janka hardness scale. This score means that it is durable enough to hold up to heavy foot traffic, unlike a soft wood such as pine, yet it’s still easy to cut and install.
Benefits of Red Oak Flooring
If you have children, pets or an otherwise busy household, red oak hardwood flooring is a great option. It is durable, and very easy to refinish and stain when necessary. It is also one of the more common, and therefore affordable, hardwood flooring options.
Red oak flooring is highly versatile. While commonly associated with traditional styles, oak flooring will fit the décor of any home and it can be stained to match any taste. It is also very popular with buyers and will provide an excellent return on investment when you sell your Bozeman home.
Red oak hardwood flooring is a great investment for any homeowner in the Bozeman area. If you are ready to get started with a free in-home design consultation, contact our team of experts at Floor Coverings International Bozeman. We will come to you with our mobile showroom so you can browse samples in the comfort of your own home or office.
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