Deena Sykes Flooring November 23rd, 2018 - 02:13:15
The difference between white oak and red oak flooring. White oak flooring tends to be a little browner. A little more tan. Red oak tends to be a little more white. A little more pink people think I want a nice light floor. Well then, they want a red oak floor if they want to be light. 99 % of all stair parts in today's world stair treads Rises. Balusters newel posts are made of red oak. So keep that in mind when you're building a wood floor because if you have a staircase in your house and you want to match it, it is just not an oak staircase. You need to know the difference between white oak and red oak white oak tends to have a very dark look to it.
It has a lot of streaks in it. They're called mineral streaks red oak is more bright. Red oak is more abundant in the world. We see it every single week here at Eastwood falling when we do an estimate. A contractor is putting a red oak floor in a brand new kitchen. He brings us into sanding, we finished the entire house to blend it in and the rest of the house is white oak and I always say to the contractor: how do you know the rest of the house is red oak and he says well, I've been doing this For a very long time, well he's wrong.
Inevitably, when I have to explain to him the difference between red and white oak he's gonna say to me: well, can you stain it and I tell them, can you take a white jelly bean and a black jelly bean put them both in the red dye? Take them out and expect a mocha like so before you decide red oak or white oak, bring an expert in. Let us tell you, don't go with a general contractor who's been around a long time. I've also seen people at the wood, floor stores. Look at the grain of the wood and they look at the bubbles, the air bubbles in the wood.
This is a fact. White oak is 2 percent, denser than red oak, so they're telling me about looking at the bubbles they can tell how tightly they're packed. Let me ask you: if I put a hundred pennies in this pile and 98 pennies in this pile, can you definitively tell me which one is the hundred which one's the 98? Are you willing to risk that you're putting in a $ 5,000 floor? Do you want to guess I'll call an expert? Thank you very much. If you have any further questions, please contact us that wood floors by acecomm, you can send us an email or you can call you to know it says we enter the phone either. I will answer the phone to my general manager answer the phone as long as we are awake.