White Oak Hardwood Flooring

Your comprehensive guide to White Oak hardwood flooring.

White Oak hardwood flooring is a popular choice for flooring surfaces in homes and businesses. With dramatic grain patterns and nutty brown and cocoa hues, White Oak floors can serve as a stylish backdrop for any casual, contemporary, formal or traditional decor. This introduction provides an overview of the many variations of White Oak hardwood flooring available from Carlisle wide plank floors.

What is White Oak hardwood flooring?

White Oak is a durable and resilient hardwood that is commonly used for flooring surfaces in commercial and residential settings. White Oak is found throughout the eastern United States and is a hard and heavy wood with great resistance to wear.

What is wide plank White Oak hardwood flooring?

Wide plank flooring is a hardwood floor where the individual boards may be 8” to 20” wide – much wider than the standard commercial boards which are typically 2 ¼” to 3” wide. Wide plank White Oak hardwood flooring allows the dramatic grain patterns of the wood to emerge – these may range from simple and sleek to intricate, vibrant swirls. Wide plank flooring also has far fewer seams than the traditional commercial floor, giving it a much less busy feel and a more distinctive appearance.

Why choose White Oak hardwood flooring over other options?

Most customers choose White Oak because they want:
• A wood that is extremely versatile and can work with a variety of interior design schemes.
• A highly durable floor that will withstand traffic and denting easily.
• A hardwood that comes in a variety of grades and can be easily customized.

How to customize your White Oak hardwood flooring.

At Carlisle, White Oak hardwood flooring comes with many different options for customization.

• Cut. In addition to standard cutting techniques, Carlisle offers options for rift sawn White Oak and quartersawn White Oak. These boards are produced with a technique that cut boards at a 90° angle from the center of the timber to produce planks with narrower and straighter grain patterns. The cost of these methods is higher as there is more waste in the cutting process.

• Color. White Oak hardwood flooring can be finished and stained in a wide variety of colors, from light and airy to dark and dramatic.

• Finish. An unfinished White Oak floor is designed to be sanded and stained on site, while prefinished White Oak flooring is finished and stained in the factory, simplifying the installation process on site.

• Texture. White Oak hardwood flooring can be treated with a variety of techniques to distress the surface, giving the wood an antique and weathered look for a one-of-a-kind appearance. Another option is reclaimed Oak flooring, which is produced by salvaging boards from old farm houses, factories and barns.

• Structure. White Oak hardwood flooring from Carlisle is available both as solid hardwood or as engineered White Oak wood flooring – the latter is desirable for rooms or locations that tend to have higher relative humidity.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the difference between Red and White Oak hardwood flooring?

Red Oak has a strong pinkish undertone, while White Oak is darker with more brownish hues. White Oak is slightly harder than Red Oak, making it more resistant to denting.

What are directions for how to clean White Oak hardwood flooring?

The easiest way to clean White Oak floors is with a mix of vinegar and water. Simply mix 1 or 2 ounces of water with 2 gallons of vinegar and use sparingly as you mop away dirt and contaminants.

How hard is White Oak hardwood flooring?

White Oak wood has a Janka rating of 1360, making it harder than Red Oak and Ash but less hard than Maple and Hickory.

Can White Oak hardwood flooring be stained?

White Oak absorbs stain easily and can be finished in virtually any color.

How durable is White Oak hardwood flooring?

White oak is a fairly dense and resilient wood, making it a great choice for floors in higher traffic areas.

What does White Oak hardwood flooring look like?

White Oak is a mostly straight-grained wood with a medium-to-course texture. The sapwood is lighter in color while the heartwood can be light to dark brown.

Carlisle is your #1 source for White Oak hardwood flooring.

The Carlisle name has been at the forefront of hardwood flooring since 1966. Today, we are the leader in creating custom wide plank flooring for residences and businesses worldwide. The reason for our success: extraordinary quality. Every piece of White Oak hardwood flooring – along with every floor in every species of hardwood – is handcrafted by our artisan experts with unmatched pride, passion and purpose. Our goal is nothing less than a masterpiece – a truly stunning floor that expresses your sense of style and beauty, and that will charm you anew every time you walk through the door. From your first contact with our customer service team through your conversations with our design consultants and to delivery and installation of your floor, we are committed to providing unparalleled service and an exceptional customer experience. We promise that creating your one-of-a-kind White Oak hardwood flooring with Carlisle will be a true pleasure.