Is this red oak or white oak hardwood flooring?

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I am planning to change a room that has laminate flooring to a room that has 3/4" hardwood flooring. The rest of the adjacent rooms and hallways all have hardwood flooring 3/4".

Initially I planned to use prefinished hardwood but after contacting minwax, I decided against it as prefinished hardwood cannot have any polyurethane applied to it easily and is difficult to sand. To get a closer match, I change my plan...

My plan is now to purchase unfinished wood flooring and then finish it myself in this room. The hardest first step is determining if I have red oak or white oak flooring. I think I have red oak as this was popular in the Long Island area long ago, but it's really hard to tell.

The next issue, is how to actually finish the wood to get this color match.

I planned to put the floor down and then finish with this polyurethane product for floors which has an amber tone, but I'm not sure if this produce a close enough orange-y...

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Last Updated March 23, 2016 08:09 AM

I am planning to change a room that has laminate flooring to a room that has 3/4" hardwood flooring. The rest of the adjacent rooms and hallways all have hardwood flooring 3/4".

Initially I planned to use prefinished hardwood but after contacting minwax, I decided against it as prefinished hardwood cannot have any polyurethane applied to it easily and is difficult to sand. To get a closer match, I change my plan...

My plan is now to purchase unfinished wood flooring and then finish it myself in this room. The hardest first step is determining if I have red oak or white oak flooring. I think I have red oak as this was popular in the Long Island area long ago, but it's really hard to tell.

The next issue, is how to actually finish the wood to get this color match.

I planned to put the floor down and then finish with this polyurethane product for floors which has an amber tone, but...

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Both red oak and white oak are a smart choice and popular options for hardwood flooring. If your home already has an oak floor and it’s time for hardwood floor refinishing, you probably have red oak. If you’re considering installing new hardwood floors and someone suggests oak, they’re likely referring to white oak.

How to Determine Which Oak Your Home Has

Red oak can appear reddish but don’t rely on the color alone. If the floor is stained a rich brown, you likely won’t be able to tell just from the color of the wood. A more accurate way of determining if your flooring is red oak or white oak is to look at the grain pattern. A red oak floor has stronger grain and often what homeowners describe as a swirling pattern.

White oak floors don’t have the pinkish cast to them and the grain pattern is much more subtle. Some homeowners like the tighter grain pattern that provides for a cleaner look. It can be stained almost any color as well. If you want a...

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Here in the Northeast, hardwood flooring is a classic flooring option that is elegant in design, timeless, has a great return on investment, and oh so ever popular. It doesn’t seem like its popularity is diminishing either. Within the last few years, there’s been an uprising trend in adding hardwood to the kitchen and bathrooms to match the rest of the home. The two most popular hardwood flooring used is White Oak and Red Oak. Let’s discuss the difference between them…

It’s easy to assume the red oak flooring is red and white oak flooring is white, (and for good reason). However, there is quite a difference between the two, more than having to do with color. Red oak does have a pinkish undertone. Often in the unfinished form, you’re able to clearly see the pink graining. Depending on which stain you choose, the red/pink tones will be less noticeable. Don’t forget that the darker you go, the more that red undertone will drown out. However, if you’re going to keep a natural...

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Introduction to Oak Flooring: What’s so great about Oak?

Do you want to get oak flooring at home in Westchester County? Or are you simply wondering “What’s with all the fuss about oak flooring?” Then read this article.. you’ll find out what makes oak flooring so great for homes and offices and you’ll also find out how to choose the best type of oak flooring for your project. Oak is the most popular choice of hardwood flooring in the United States in general. Oak is a very practical choice for hardwood flooring as it is a very durable wood that can last well over 100 years. It is very affordable when compared to other species of wood that are used for hardwood flooring and quite versatile as it can be stained almost any color of the rainbow.

What is the Difference Between White Oak vs Red Oak Hardwood Floors? Which one is better?

Most obviously color, Contrary to what the name suggests, White Oak is a darker wood than Red Oak. The color of White Oak is a...

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For fans of solid hardwood flooring, or engineered hardwood, oak, maple and hickory are three favorites. Each wood has unique characteristics that draw homeowners to it.

If hickory, oak and maple flooring are on your list of options to consider, this flooring guide will help you make an informed decision you’ll be happy with both now and for all the years you own your home.

Oak, Maple and Hickory Hardwood Flooring Characteristics

Let’s start by getting to know each of these gorgeous hardwood flooring types. They share important similarities:

All are available in both solid hardwood and engineered flooringAll must be sealed on a regular basis to prevent moisture penetration and stainingAll can be refinished; solid flooring multiple times, and engineered hardwood flooring at least onceAll are available in various width boards and styles to give you the look you want

Differences Between Oak, Maple and Hickory Flooring

What makes each of...

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Red and white oak hardwood floorings may look similar to a layman. But they are different in many aspects such as colour, graining, hardness, etc.

If you’re planning to install oak hardwood flooring in your home, then don’t confuse the two varieties. Both species are durable and provide a natural look to the floors, but they are not the same.

Let’s go into the differences between red and white oak hardwood floors.

White oak has a yellowish-brown colour while red oak has a pinkish undertone. The pink graining of red oak is often clearly visible in unfinished planks. If you select a natural finish for your red oak hardwood floors, then the reddish tone will be visible, but if you go for darker tones, then the colour difference between the two decreases. When stained, white oak becomes darker and browner while red oak becomes lighter and show pinkish undertone.

The grain patterns of red and white oak may look similar, but when you look closely you’ll notice...

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In decorating house, sometimes you want to leave your house simple with little furnishing and equipment, but still want to point out one aspect in the house. You can install Red Oak Hardwood Flooring to fulfill your wish in making your interior more colorful. With the dominant of red color, this hardwood will balance the simple design in your house. And if you decide to choose this product, just to remember, paint your wall with soft color to balance the combination. If you paint your wall with dark color in addition to install red flooring, it will add the gloomy aura to your house. Painting with colors that are too-bright also not considered as good combination. Read oak flooring is indeed suitable for modest people who lived in simple and cool way.

White Oak Hardwood Flooring

Since the Red Oak Hardwood Flooring made of strong material of wood,

This product will able to support many heavy items in the house. People who installed gym in the house, often use...

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Oak flooring is the most popular hardwood floor species in use for hardwood flooring. And with good reason – oak is readily available, affordable, durable and beautiful. What many don’t realize is there are two different species of oak flooring commonly available – red oak and white oak.

If you are installing new hardwood flooring, either species will likely work for your application. Which wood you choose will likely depend on the style and color you are looking for. Both are durable and rank well on the Janka hardness chart. The exact difference between the prices on red oak flooring and white oak flooring vary with the markets but prices are typically close to the same – unless you are interested in rift or quarter-sawn flooring (learn more about rift and quarter-sawn wood).

So, what are the differences between red oak flooring and white oak flooring?

Color. With a natural finish, red oak tends to have a pinkish tint and is a bit brighter than white oak. White...
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O’Fallon families want hardwood floors that are as practical as they are stylish. That’s why many of them choose red oak for their custom flooring projects. At Floor Coverings International Metro East, we work with homeowners in the great O'Fallon, Edwardsville, Belleville area to find their perfect floors. Here is some more information about red oak hardwood and its many benefits.

Red Oak or White Oak?

There are hundreds of species of oak that grow natively in the United States. Only two are used for flooring: white oak and red oak. Despite sharing a moniker, these woods are nothing alike. White oak is actually the darker of the two, with colors ranging from light to dark brown. Red oak is amber or light brown with subtle pink undertones. Sometimes it can be hard to tell them apart by color alone, especially if the floor has been refinished or stained. In that case, it is easy to distinguish red oak by its crazy, unpredictable grain lines and wild...

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Looking for red oak flooring? Flooring.org offers red oak flooring at wholesale prices, for everyone!

Flooring.org offers a wider variety and better prices than anyone else on the web!
We offer red oak flooring that is prefinished, unfinished, solid, and engineered.

You have found the page for our Unfinished Solid Red Oak Flooring. We offer unfinished solid red oak flooring in literally hundreds of different varieties, made up of the following options:



>> Over 15 different plank sizes including red oak flooring as narrow as 1 1/2 inches to as wide as 20 inch wide planks
>> Every possible sawing method including Quarter Sawn Red Oak, Rift Sawn, and Plain Sawn
>> Every available grade of red oak flooring including Clear Grade, Select Grade, Select & Better Grade, #1 Common, #2 Common, and #3 Common/Utility Grade Red Oak Flooring
>> Our standard thickness is 3/4", however, we also have a variety of other thicknesses of red...
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Color/Appearance: Heartwood is a light to medium brown, commonly with a reddish cast. Nearly white to light brown sapwood is not always sharply demarcated from the heartwood. Quartersawn sections display prominent ray fleck patterns. Conversely, White Oak tends to be slightly more olive-colored, but is by no means a reliable method of determining the type of oak.

Grain/Texture: Grain is straight, with a coarse, uneven texture. The pores are so large and open that it is said that a person can blow into one end of the wood, and air will come out the other end: provided that the grain runs straight enough. (See the video below.)

Endgrain: Ring-porous; 2-4 rows of large, exclusively solitary earlywood pores, numerous small latewood pores in radial arrangement; tyloses absent; growth rings distinct; rays large and visible without lens; apotracheal parenchyma diffuse-in-aggregates (short lines between rays).

Rot Resistance: Rated as non-durable to perishable,...

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