Oak flooring adds an air of warmth and tradition to any room and is one of the most popular species of hardwood flooring for homes in Medford, Oregon. Many choose oak wood floorings because of it’s durability, it’s relatively low price compared to other species, and it’s diverse styling options.

Characteristics of Oak Flooring

Oak flooring comes in two varieties: red and white.

Red oak is the most common hardwood floor used in North America. Both oak varieties are native to North American and many wood floors are even manufactured right here in the United States. While both red and white oak rank high in the hardness scale, making them a durable hardwood option, white oak usually ranks slightly higher than red oak. Install your oak floors in high-traffic areas – they can take a beating and will resist scuffs and scrapes.

Red varieties tend to have pinkish undertones while white varieties tend to be darker and more yellow in hue. Oak wood floors tend to give a warm character to a space as they do have very prominent grain patterns. The red oak varieties generally have wilder grain patterns compared to white oak.
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Style Options

Oak’s varied styling options make it a popular choice for wood flooring in the Southern Oregon area, including Medford and Klamath Falls, because it can be customized to any design and decor scheme that you have in mind.

Start by choosing if you want a solid, engineered, or laminate wood oak flooring. Solid and engineered wood floors can be refinished multiple times, so you can be sure to enjoy your oak floors for years to come. If you love the appearance of hardwood oak flooring but not the cost or maintenance of a traditional hardwood floor, consider choosing laminate or engineered wood flooring in an oak grain. You won’t get the durability of solid hardwood oak, but you’ll still have many style options to choose from.

Oak species can be stained to a nearly limitless number of hues to fit your needs. White oak tends to accept stains better than red, making it a good species to consider if you’re looking for a customized wood option. Red oaks are naturally more porous than white oaks, so it is very important to seal and finish them to prevent damage and stains from moisture or spills.

You can further customize your floors by choosing a distressing option and a plank size to fit your project. Most homes use a strip wood plank, although wide plank formats are increasing in popularity. Hand scraping and distressing is also popular as it can help to conceal scratches and scuffs while adding rustic charm.

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We partner with industry leading manufacturers including Armstrong, Shaw, and Bruce to bring our customers the highest quality products at a competitive price. Working with a variety of manufacturers allow us to offer a diverse set of oak wood floor products to fit the needs of any customer.

Let the experts at Floor Coverings International of Medford and Klamath Falls help you choose the right oak flooring for your home. Contact us to learn more or to see samples in the comfort of your own home! We can’t wait to help you find the perfect flooring solution for your Klamath Falls or Medford, Oregon home.

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