Traditional Style and Durability

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Red oak flooring provides a warm touch to any room. In Orlando, Florida, red oak is a go-to flooring material because it provides durability and a number of style possibilities.

Oak is the most popular variety of hardwood flooring today, and has been for many years in North America and Orlando is no different. Over 50% of all the hardwood flooring available today is an oak species.

Oak wood flooring comes in two varieties: white and red. In fact, red oak flooring is arguably the most common wood species found in American homes today. This is because of it’s durability, strength, and reasonable price point. The two types of oak aren’t necessarily named because of their colors, but rather because of their different characteristics.

Characteristics & Style Options

Red oak flooring has a warm, pinkish hue with prominent grain lines. If you are looking for a more subtle grain pattern, ash or maple might be a better wood species to consider. Like white oak flooring, it can be finished with a clear sealant or stained to nearly any shade. Stains are very easy to apply to red oak. However, because red oaks are porous, sealing and properly finishing your red oak floors will be important as even water can permanently discolor your floors.

When selecting a red oak hardwood floor, you’ll have a variety of widths, grades, and style options to choose from. Everything from wide planks to narrow strips or consistent graining to visible imperfections – there are countless red oak style options. While the sheer number of options may feel overwhelming, your design associate at Floor Coverings International of Winter Garden can help you find the perfect wood flooring style for you. Your design associate will help you find a flooring solution that fits your needs by taking into account your décor, preferred color choices, and many other factors.

Contact the experts at your local Floor Coverings International to compare choices and discuss what flooring is best for you and how to get it professionally installed. We serve customers in the greater Orlando, Florida area.

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