White oak — and specifically European White Oak — is a great choice for any home. Our engineered wide plank oak hardwood flooring is not only visually beautiful, but strong and durable. This matters when you have children or pets (or both!) at home. You don’t have to sacrifice quality floors because you think they’ll be ruined. Here’s how to choose the best type of hardwood flooring to fit your needs.
European White Oak scores high on the Janka hardness test
This test measures the resistance of wood to dents and wear. While there are many rare and exotic species of wood that rate higher, our favorite variety is among the best picks for accessible and environmentally sound harvesting practices. White Oak scores a fantastic 1,360 (in “pounds-force”). That’s more than double the likes of mahogany, cherry, maple, and pine. If you want wide plank oak — and you have little ones or active pets — you can have it! While your hardwood requires maintenance like any other major investment, it will reflect and weather damage far better than, say, laminate or carpet flooring.
Selecting the right finish for your wide plank oak floors
Although darker colors — particularly black and grey — are very on-trend at the moment, sadly we can’t in good faith suggest these to young families and dog- and cat-owners. But fret not! You can use those striking dark wide plank oak hardwood accents in other unique and decorative ways. (We actually use top-of-the-line machinery designed for all purposes!)
But for floors, we’re happy to work with you to fit your personal situation. Our policy is always #CustomColor.
Lighter colors are much less likely to show small scratches and dents from everyday weather and wear
Personalized service to achieve your perfect #CustomColor
Tell us what you need, what you’re looking for, what you want, and what you don’t want. Let’s make those interior design dreams come true! Without compromising durability or timelessness. Contact us and let’s get started.
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Thanks for sharing this informative post with us. The hardness rating of white oak is 1360. Compared to a rating of 1290 from red oak, these floors are the more durable option. Its strength makes it a great choice for busy areas such as entryways, kitchens, or anywhere people tend to pass through frequently.
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