About White Oak Hardwood Floors

pic-white-oakAppearance: Color:

Heartwood is light brown; some boards may have a pinkish tint or a slight grayish cast. Sapwood is white to cream
Grain: Open, with longer rays than red oak. Occasional crotches, swirls and burls. Plainsawn boards have a plumed or flared grain appearance; riftsawn has a tighter grain pattern, low figuring; quartersawn has a flake pattern, sometimes called tiger oak, tiger rays, or butterflies

Availability:

Commodity item, available in ALL types, styles and sizes of flooring

Properties:

Hardness: 1360 Jankas Table, 5% harder than Northern red oak

Durability:

More durable than red oak. Tannic acid in the wood protects it from fungi and insects

Workability:

    • Sawing: good
    • Nailing: good
    • Sanding: satisfactory
    • Finishing: Absorbs finishes more evenly than red oak. Does NOT bleach well

 

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