Red Oak Hardwood Flooring

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Specs and FAQ of Red Oak Hardwood Flooring

Common Name(s): Red oak
Scientific Name: Quercus rubra
Distribution: Northeastern United States and Southeastern Canada
Tree Size: 80-115 ft (25-35 m) tall,
3-6 ft (1-2 m) trunk diameter
Average Dried Weight: 43.8 lbs/ft3 (700 kg/m3)
Specific Gravity (Basic, 12% MC): 0.56, 0.7
Janka Hardness: 1,220 lbf (5,430 N)
Modulus of Rupture: 14,380 lbf/in2 (99.2 MPa)
Elastic Modulus: 1,761,000 lbf/in2 (12.14 GPa)
Crushing Strength: 6,780 lbf/in2 (46.8 MPa)
Shrinkage: Radial: 4%, Tangential: 8.6%,
Volumetric: 13.7%, T/R Ratio: 2.2

Is Red Oak hardwood suitable for different climates and regions?2023-12-11T01:17:31+00:00

Yes, Red Oak’s stability and adaptability make it suitable for various climates; its resistance to warping or cupping in response to changes in humidity ensures a reliable and enduring flooring option for homes across different regions.

How does the hardness of Red Oak compare to other hardwoods?2023-12-11T01:17:14+00:00

Red Oak is known for its excellent hardness, providing resistance to dents and wear, making it a durable choice for high-traffic areas and ensuring a flooring solution that stands up well over time.

Can Red Oak hardwood be customized to match specific design preferences?2023-12-11T01:16:58+00:00

Yes, Red Oak is highly customizable and takes stains and finishes exceptionally well, providing homeowners the flexibility to achieve a desired color palette and enhance the wood’s natural characteristics.

What makes Red Oak hardwood flooring a popular choice for homeowners?2023-12-11T01:16:26+00:00

Red Oak is favored for its timeless beauty, characterized by warm tones and distinctive grain patterns, offering versatility that complements various interior styles, while its durability ensures long-lasting appeal in homes.

Why People/Homeowners Love Red Oak Hardwood Flooring

Homeowners appreciate Red Oak hardwood flooring for its timeless appeal and versatile characteristics. The warm, reddish tones and distinctive grain patterns of Red Oak add a touch of classic elegance to any space, seamlessly complementing various interior styles. Renowned for its durability and hardness, Red Oak stands up well to daily wear and tear, making it a practical and long-lasting flooring option. Additionally, its excellent staining properties provide homeowners with the flexibility to customize the wood to suit their preferred color schemes, further enhancing its popularity among those seeking both aesthetic charm and functionality in their homes.

What Makes Rustic Wood Floor Supply Unfinished Red Oak Hardwood Flooring “Premium”?

Rustic Wood Floor Supply’s Unfinished Red Oak Hardwood Flooring earns its “Premium” distinction through a commitment to exceptional craftsmanship and quality. The premium quality of this offering begins with the careful selection of Red Oak hardwood, a wood species known for its warm, inviting tones and distinctive grain patterns. The precision milling employed by Rustic Wood Floor Supply ensures that each board is crafted with meticulous accuracy, allowing the inherent beauty of the Red Oak to shine through.

One notable feature that sets Rustic Wood Floor Supply apart is its dedication to providing random length boards, typically ranging from 1 to 8 feet. This deliberate choice not only enhances the visual appeal of the flooring but also allows for greater flexibility during installation, resulting in a more dynamic and aesthetically pleasing result. The tongue and groove fittings are executed with precision, ensuring a seamless and visually appealing installation process.

Moreover, Rustic Wood Floor Supply adheres to rigorous kiln drying standards, a critical step in the manufacturing process. This ensures optimal stability, minimizing the risk of warping or cupping over time and contributing to the long-lasting durability of the Red Oak hardwood flooring. Consistently delivering a product that combines exceptional craftsmanship, precision milling, and adherence to industry standards, Rustic Wood Floor Supply’s Unfinished Red Oak Hardwood Flooring stands as a “Premium” choice, offering homeowners a flooring solution that reflects enduring quality and timeless beauty.

Red Oak Solid Wood Flooring Grades

NWFA-NOFMA CLEAR: A flooring product of mostly heartwood with a minimum number of character marks and
discoloration, providing a uniform appearance while allowing for all heartwood natural color variations.

Will admit the following: 3/8″ (.3750”) (9.53 mm) wide bright sapwood entire length of the piece or equivalent if not more than 1″ (25.4 mm) wide for 1/3 the length of piece; small burls and fine pin worm holes; and equivalent
characters such as small tight checks; in the absence of these, one thin brown streak 3″ (76.2 mm) long to be allowed every 6′ (1828.8 mm) of piece.

NWFA-NOFMA SELECT OAK: A flooring product with coloration variations produced by differences of natural
heartwood and sapwood, along with characters described.

The face may contain: unlimited sound sapwood; slight imperfections in milling; one (1) small tight knot every 3′
(914.4 mm) of piece; pin worm holes; burls and a reasonable amount of slightly open checks. Brown streaks should
not extend the entire length of a piece. Two (2) flag worm holes to every 8′ (2438.4 mm) of the piece are permitted. Slight imperfections in face work (torn grain) admitted. An intermittent, brown machine burn across the face not exceeding 1/4″ (.250”) (6.35 mm) in width admitted. Also, a slight quantity of bark on the back or sides admitted. Will admit pieces with one-half (1/2) tongue, full length of the piece. Spot filling is generally required for open characters.

NWFA-NOFMA NO. 1 COMMON OAK: A flooring product which contains prominent variations in coloration and
varying characters.

The following are not admitted: broken knots over 1/2″ (.500”) (12.7 mm) in diameter, large grub worm holes; and
splits extending through the piece. Open characters such as checks and knot holes are admitted, but must be sound and readily fill. Not more than 20″ (508 mm) scant stock in thickness allowed to every 5′ (1524 mm) of length. Minor imperfections in machining permitted. Shall admit sticker stain; varying wood characteristics, such as flag worm holes, heavy streaks, checks, and worm holes; and an occasional dark machine burn across the face not exceeding 1/2″ (.500”) (12.7 mm) wide, 1/64″ (.0156”) (.40 mm) deep and not more than two (2) to every 3’ (914.4 mm) of length admitted. One-quarter (1/4) tongue, full length of the piece admitted. Extremely dark pieces are not to be included.

NWFA-NOFMA NO. 2 COMMON OAK: May contain sound natural variations of the forest product and manufacturing imperfections. The purpose of this grade is to furnish a floor suitable for homes, general utility use, or where character marks and contrasting appearance is desired.

The following are not admitted: shattered or rotten ends, large broken knots, excessive bad millwork, shake,
advanced rot, and similar unsound defects. Dark machine burns exceeding 3/64″ (.0469”) (1.19 mm) deep not
admitted. Knot holes and open characters which will readily fill are admitted. Occasional scant thickness (hit or miss) on the back of the flooring board the entire length of the piece admitted, providing there is full bearing across the board at some point within three inches of the ends. A limited number of pieces with no tongue admitted.

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