White Oak Hardwood Flooring

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Width

2.25", 3", 3.25", 4", 5", 6", 7", 8", 9", 10"

Grade

Select, #1, #2, Rift and Quartered

Specs and FAQ of White Oak Hardwood Flooring

Common Name(s): White oak
Scientific Name: Quercus alba
Distribution: Eastern United States
Tree Size: 65-85 ft (20-25 m) tall,
3-4 ft (1-1.2 m) trunk diameter
Average Dried Weight: 47.0 lbs/ft3 (755 kg/m3)
Specific Gravity (Basic, 12% MC): 0.6, 0.75
Janka Hardness: 1,350 lbf (5,990 N)
Modulus of Rupture: 14,830 lbf/in2 (102.3 MPa)
Elastic Modulus: 1,762,000 lbf/in2 (12.15 GPa)
Crushing Strength: 7,370 lbf/in2 (50.8 MPa)
Shrinkage: Radial: 5.6%, Tangential: 10.5%,
Volumetric: 16.3%, T/R Ratio: 1.9

How does White Oak hardwood contribute to a home’s resale value?2023-12-11T01:25:46+00:00

White Oak’s enduring appeal and durability enhance a home’s overall aesthetic and resale value, making it a valuable investment that not only beautifies living spaces but also adds long-term value to the property.

Is White Oak hardwood suitable for households with pets and children?2023-12-11T01:25:40+00:00

Yes, White Oak’s remarkable hardness and resistance to wear make it a practical choice for active households with pets and children, ensuring the flooring maintains its beauty and withstands daily foot traffic.

Can White Oak hardwood be stained to achieve a specific color preference?2023-12-11T01:25:30+00:00

Absolutely, White Oak hardwood readily takes on stains and finishes, allowing homeowners to customize the flooring’s appearance and achieve a desired color that aligns with their interior design preferences.

Why is White Oak hardwood flooring a popular choice for homeowners?2023-12-11T01:25:25+00:00

White Oak’s neutral tones and subtle grain patterns provide a timeless and versatile aesthetic that complements various design styles, and its exceptional durability ensures a long-lasting and resilient flooring option for homes.

Why People/Homeowners Love White Oak Hardwood Flooring

White Oak hardwood flooring has become a beloved choice among homeowners for a myriad of reasons, creating a lasting impression through its unique blend of aesthetic appeal and practical functionality. The wood’s pale and neutral tones, coupled with its subtle and versatile grain patterns, make it an ideal canvas for various interior styles. Whether it’s the classic warmth it lends to traditional settings or the modern sophistication it imparts to contemporary spaces, White Oak effortlessly adapts, making it a timeless choice that appeals to a wide range of design preferences.

Beyond its aesthetic allure, White Oak is highly regarded for its exceptional durability and resilience. Homeowners appreciate the wood’s innate ability to withstand wear and tear, ensuring that their flooring maintains its beauty even in high-traffic areas. Its natural resistance to decay and insect infestations adds to its longevity, making White Oak hardwood a reliable investment that stands the test of time.

Practicality and aesthetics converge in White Oak’s ability to take on various stains and finishes, offering homeowners the freedom to customize their flooring to match evolving design trends or personal preferences. Whether left natural to showcase its inherent beauty or stained to achieve a specific color tone, White Oak provides a versatile and adaptable foundation for any interior space.

In essence, the love for White Oak hardwood flooring stems from its harmonious blend of timeless elegance, adaptability to diverse styles, exceptional durability, and the capacity for customization, making it a flooring choice that not only enhances the aesthetics of a home but also contributes to its enduring functionality.

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

Rustic Wood Floor Supply’s Unfinished White Oak Hardwood Flooring earns its “Premium” designation through a meticulous commitment to quality and a focus on enhancing the inherent beauty of White Oak. The premium quality begins with the careful selection of White Oak hardwood, known for its pale, neutral tones and elegant grain patterns. The precision milling employed by Rustic Wood Floor Supply ensures that each board is crafted with meticulous accuracy, allowing the natural character of White Oak to shine through.

A standout 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 end 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 crucial 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 White Oak hardwood flooring. Consistently delivering a product that combines exceptional craftsmanship, precision milling, and adherence to industry standards, Rustic Wood Floor Supply’s Unfinished White Oak Hardwood Flooring stands as a “Premium” choice, offering homeowners a flooring solution that embodies 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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