Are you ready to get rid of that dingy, old carpet and rejuvenate your residence with the updated look of hardwood flooring? Then it might be time to consider everything that white oak has to offer.
At Floor Coverings International of Cape Cod, white oak flooring is a local favorite among Cape Cod homeowners. Read on as we share four benefits of installing this type of flooring in your home.
When it comes to selecting flooring for your home, it is incredibly important to choose a material that matches your family’s durability needs.
White oak is a bit harder and resists dents slightly more than red oak. It is also a bit more resistant to water, making it an excellent choice for kitchens, bathrooms, and laundry rooms. In addition, it is slightly better at resisting scratches, but understand that this aspect generally has to do with the type of sealant used on the bare wood and not necessarily the type of wood plank itself.
Numerous Style Options
Most Cape Cod homeowners agree that style is important when choosing home flooring. With white oak, there are a ton of different options to choose from.
White oak tends to work well with a larger variety of stain colors, giving you a wider visual range of options than with red oak. Whether you want the classic look of a dark stain or something a light and contemporary, white oak can deliver. In addition, so-called character grade planks are also available to give off a rustic, country look.
Easy to Refinish
Another surprising aspect about white oak flooring is that it is quite easy to stain a different color if your taste changes in the future. Solid white oak flooring can be sanded down by a flooring professional and stained to give your beautiful floors a new color and design. While we don’t recommend doing this work yourself, it’s good to know that you have the option to change the overall look later if you choose to do so.
The white oak tree is native to North America, making it widely available for use as a flooring option. This also makes the price much more reasonable and affordable for many different renovation budget levels. Though, it is important to note that sizes and styles might vary depending on the exact details of your project.
Of course, these are just a few of the numerous benefits. If you’re looking for a great flooring option for your Cape Cod home, you really can’t go wrong with white oak. Are you ready to add white oak flooring to your home? Contact Floor Coverings International of Cape Cod by calling 508-566-8279 to schedule your free design consultation.
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