For over a hundred years, Americans have used this versatile hardwood for flooring throughout their homes-from spas to family rooms - White Oak works everywhere. White Oak's brown undertones speak of a strong, clean look.
COLOR: Heartwood is light-brown; some boards may have a pinkish tint or a slight grayish cast. Sapwood is white to cream.
GRAIN: Open, with longer rays than red oak. Occasional crotches, swirls and burls. Plain sawn boards have a plumed or flared grain appearance; rift sawn has a tighter grain pattern, low figuring, quarter sawn has a flake pattern, sometimes called tiger rays or butterflies.
VARIATIONS WITHIN SPECIES AND GRADES: Considerable variation among boards in color and grain texture.
HARDNESS (JANKA): Hard
DIMENSIONAL STABILITY: Average
DURABILITY: Strong and Hard.