Homeowners in the Calgary area love hardwood floors. One of the most common species of hardwood that we install is red oak. Red oak flooring provides a warm touch of tradition to any room and is well known for its beautiful golden tones. At Floor Coverings International Calgary, we have installed hardwood floors all over the Calgary area.
What Are the Benefits of Red Oak?
Oak has been popular for many many years in North America and for good reason! These floors have a Janka Hardness rating of 1360, which makes them durable, reliable and perfect for Calgary households! Oak is extremely abundant in North America which makes it easy to source and typically less expensive than foreign species. Domestic oak flooring comes in two varieties: white and red.
Red oak flooring has a warm, pinkish hue with prominent grain lines. Like white oak flooring, it can be finished with a clear sealant or stained to nearly any shade. This is great for homeowners who have a specific stain color in mind. Because red oak is so porous, the stain will go on smoothly and easily for nice, even color.
How Can I Customize My Red Oak?
When selecting hardwood red oak flooring, you’ll be able to choose from a variety of widths and grades. Everything from wide planks to narrow strips, consistent graining to visible imperfections. The countless styles of red oak flooring can be a bit overwhelming at first, but your design associate at Floor Coverings International Calgary will look at the décor, the color choices and many other factors in giving you their final product recommendations. As a full-service flooring company, our team is here to take care of everything from the first consultation to installation day and beyond.
The Flooring Experts
If you are considering a new hardwood floor for your Calgary home, contact the experts at Floor Coverings International Calgary. Our design team is trained to help you compare your choices and ultimately decide which flooring is going to be best for you.
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