This oak floor is enhanced with hand-scraped finish. The boards for this floor style create a rustic and naturally aged visual. The scraping process is unique for each board and shows off the unique grain pattern and natural character of the wood. This Hand-Scraped Oak Ebony is a smoky, dark brown with a rustic look in our Hand-Scraped Oak collection.
Oak hardwood flooring is indeed one of the most popular options available. Oak wood has been a best seller for years hence its properties. It is versatile, durable, stable, and fits most budgets. There are two species of oak hardwood: Red Oak and White Oak and there are some slight differences between the two.
Red Oak or White Oak?
Red Oak is more common with a rosier tone and a more patterned grain. It is also slightly softer than White Oak. If you are looking for a floor that has a bit more character in the grain, then most likely red oak will suit your taste.
White Oak is less busy in terms of pattern grain. The unfinished wood has more of a light brown or yellow tone. Many love White Oak for the clean and smooth look that complements perfectly a contemporary design. White oak is a slower-growing tree and it is also slightly denser than Red Oak. Most White Oak species are harder than Red Oak ones. Check out the Hardwood Janka Ratings here.
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