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White Oak-Select & Better-stained 21/4

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Appearance of white oak wood floors: 
Color:
Heartwood is light brown; some boards may have a pinkish tint or a slight grayish cast. Sapwood is white to cream

Grain: Open, with longer rays than red oak. Occasional crotches, swirls and burls. 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 of White Oak Hardwood Floors: 1360 Jankas Table, 5% harder than Northern red oak Durability: More durable than red oak. Tannic acid in the wood protects it from fungi and insects

Workability: Sawing: good Nailing: good Sanding: satisfactory Finishing: Absorbs finishes more evenly than red oak.

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