Oak hardwood flooring is one of the most popular flooring among homeowners. Availability in the market in a huge range of shades and colors makes this flooring best seller in Toronto and all over Canada.
Resistance of the material for decade and more, affordable prices, well-known features and the beauty are the characters of oak flooring for buyers across the country.
Types of Oak Flooring and differences
There are two main different types of oak: red oak and white oak flooring. They have different nature and graining, which will affect the way that they take stain and color and their look and appearances. For example, grey color for flooring now is popular, it should come to attention that red oak is not a good option to take the grey stain, because of its pinkish natural color, while white oak is more likely to take grey stain and color. Red oak planks have pinkish tone and a more patterned grain, but white oak has a yellow- ceramic tone and a less busy grain. However both types of oak hardwood can take all the colors and stains with the very large range, from light golden or limed white to dark black. And also huge availability of prefinished oak hardwood that are popular as wide as colored one.
Oak Flooring Quality and Durability
Both types of oak hardwood flooring are known for their durability and hardness. Recommended for the area of high traffic such as living rooms and corridors. In terms of humidity white oak is more resistant than red, but none of them are recommended on the area with the risk of water leak and humidity like bathrooms or basements.
Maintenance and cleaning
Oak flooring takes scratches and dent with the falling of heavy or sharp objects, but like most of other type of hardwood flooring is capable to be refinished and restrained for few times during the decades.
Cleaning of the oak flooring does not need anything but a wet mop and vacuum cleaner. A sweep and after moping the floor make the flooring shining and refresh! For more information please do not hesitate to contact PETRA RENOVATION. Our professional flooring installers are able to answer all your questions and concerns.