Red oak flooring in KatyRed oak hardwood is the most popular hardwood flooring choice in North America, and not without good reason. Red oak has a classic, timeless look that works in any home, and it’s one of the most durable domestic hardwoods available. If you’re looking for an investment that will add warmth and value to your Katy home, red oak hardwoods are a great choice. Want to learn more before you buy? Here are Floor Coverings International Katy’s top reasons to choose red oak flooring:

Appearance

Natural red oak has a warm, red-brown hue that instantly adds coziness and character. It has a more traditional, classic look, so it’s a good choice if you’re trying to keep with the era of an older home, or if you want to add warmth to a newer home. But if natural red oak isn’t quite the color you’re looking for, don’t worry – it can be stained to any number of colors to suit your taste.

Durability

Red oak has a Janka hardness rating of 1290, higher than cherry, walnut, and certain varieties of maple wood. This makes it a tough, durable choice that can handle many years of foot traffic. To extend the life of red oak floors, just be sure to keep them clean and use rugs and furniture pads. If they start to look worn after years of use, you can always have them refinished.

Price

Since red oak is grown throughout North America, it is readily available and very affordable when compared to other hardwoods. Because it is common, it is often less expensive than rare or imported species. This makes red oak flooring a great choice for a homeowner on a budget who still wants hardwood floors.

Ready to see red oak hardwood samples in your Katy home? Call Floor Coverings International Katy today! We’ll be happy to answer your questions and give you a free estimate on your project.

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