Red Oak Flooring

Distinctively Different

Unlike most of today’s commodity Red Oak strip flooring, Carlisle’s Red Oak is anything but common. We start with Red Oak timbers exclusively harvested from New Hampshire and Vermont’s ample forests where cold winters slow the growth of the log and help produce tight, consistent grain that yields boards with exceptional widths and lengths.  Our planks are then cut from the center of these logs where there are deep, salmon tones in the heartwood. You will never find average neutrality in our Red Oak.  If you like authentic character, but want a floor harder than Pine, fall in love with this captivating hardwood floor that is as rustic or modern as you want to make it.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Any suggestions for how to distress Red Oak floors?

Distressing Red Oak floors can help to provide an appearance of age, character and time-worn beauty, but it is a task best left to professionals. We offer a number of techniques – including several that are exclusive to Carlisle – for giving Red Oak floors a weathered and lived-in look.

What are tips for how to clean Red Oak floors?

Red Oak floors can be cleaned easily with a mixture of vinegar and water – 1 or 2 ounces of vinegar to 2 gallons of water. Vinegar has a natural acidity that helps to clean floors easily while also being safe for the environment. For a periodic deeper clean, you can use a product like LOBA Hardwood Floor Cleaner.

Can Red Oak floors be stained?

Red Oak floors can be stained easily to a wide variety of colors. While many flooring companies offer a limited selection of stain colors, at Carlisle you’ll find a virtually unlimited variety of hues from which to choose.

What are engineered Red Oak floors?

Engineered Red Oak floors are made with planks that have a top veneer of Red Oak hardwood which is glued to backing material like plywood, fiberboard or other hardwood. This type of construction creates a solid core that is more resistant than solid Red Oak flooring to fluctuations in temperature, moisture and humidity levels that tend to be higher than average. Engineered Red Oak floors are ideal for installation in places like basements, on concrete slabs and over radiant heating systems.

What are prefinished Red Oak floors?

Prefinished floors are sanded, stained and sealed at a manufacturer’s facility, before being delivered to a home or business for installation. Prefinished hardwood flooring helps to speed installation and save money, while allowing you to avoid the mess of sanding and staining and the inconvenience of needing to vacate the space while the floors are sealed.

What is the difference between White Oak and Red Oak floors?

The biggest difference between White Oak and Red Oak floors is color. White oak floors are a bit darker and have more brownish hues, while Red Oak is lighter and has pinkish undertones. Red Oak is slightly softer than White Oak.

How strong are Red Oak floors?

Red Oak has a Janka hardness rating of 1290, making it a durable option for any home or business.

What color are Red Oak floors?

Red Oak is a lighter hardwood that comes in hues from red to light brown and has wide and highly visible grain patterns.