At Floor Coverings International Flagstaff, we know hardwood. Oak hardwood flooring adds an air of warmth and tradition to any room and is one of the most popular species of hardwood flooring for homes located in the greater Flagstaff, Sedona area. Depending on the sawing technique used to cut the wood, oak can have a straight grain or a varied pattern of rays and flecks. Oak is also available in a “wormy grade”, which comes with knots and wormholes scattered throughout the surface for a more rustic appearance.
Advantages & Disadvantages
Oak’s neutral tones make it a popular choice for hardwood flooring in Flagstaff because it can be stained to a nearly limitless number of hues. In fact, white oak is the most popular hardwood option in the United States. Both red and white oak rank high in the hardness scale, giving them added durability and resistance against scrapes and dents. (White oak ranks slightly higher, just below cypress and bamboo.) Because of its durability, oak flooring can withstand being refinished up to ten times.
While oak flooring has a number of advantages, it is an investment. 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 be able to choose from a variety of shapes, styles, colors, and widths.
Let the experts at Floor Coverings International Flagstaff help you choose the right oak flooring for your home. Call us today and schedule a free, in-home design consultation. One of our expert Design Associates will bring our Mobile Showroom to you, so you can evaluate all of our oak flooring samples in your own home—not under the florescent lighting of a flooring store. Call us today for more information and to find your dream floors.
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