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Red Oak Wood Floors:  Red Oak  A Domestic Hardwood Flooring Species


Red Oak Hardwood Flooring


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Appearance of Red Oak Hardwood Floors: 


Color: Heart and sapwood are similar with sapwood lighter in color; most pieces have a reddish tone. Slightly redder than white

Red Oak Wood Floors Grain: Open, slightly coarser (more porous) than white oak. Plainsawn boards have a plumed or flared grain appearance; riftsawn has a tighter grain pattern, low figuring; quartersawn has a flake pattern, sometimes called tiger oak, tiger rays or butterflies.

Availability: Commodity item available in ALL types, styles and sizes of flooring

Properties: Hardness: 1290 Janka Table (benchmark) Durability: Stiff & dense, resist wear, less durable than white oak.

Workability: Sawing: above average Nailing: good Sanding: satisfactorily, better than white oak Finishing: Strong stain contrast, because of pores

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