Sugar maple beats it at 1, Janka, but it comes out above walnut at 1, Janka and cherry at Janka. That means if you have an active lifestyle or a family, oak will hold up better for you than other wood types will.
Oak wood comes from a plethora of oak trees. Conversely, white oak generally does mean the wood came from Quercus alba, the scientific name for the white oak tree, but there are other white oaks too, such as the Arizona white oak or swamp white oak. Oak trees are found all over the world. Here in Vermont, we have many varieties of oak, including red and white.
White oak trees can grow as much as feet-tall and to inches in diameter. They mature and begin producing acorns within about 20 years. Oak has a fairly unique grain pattern, so someone familiar with wood species may be able to recognize oak fairly easily. However, depending on the milling, species, and tree, it can be deceptive and sometimes confused with ash or other woods, particularly if it has been stained. Oak trees grow in abundance, especially here in Vermont.
However, our craftsmen take it a step further and select sustainably-grown local wood as much as possible. Learn more about the different wood finishes we offer and how to care for each one. Oak is gorgeous in its natural state, particularly because it has bits of character like rays. We pair this with our own top-notch service, as seen across countless positive reviews and testimonials , go above and beyond to ensure your piece is customized to suit your preferences, and top it off with a lifetime guarantee.
If quality, authenticity, and ethics matter to you, Vermont Woods Studios is the place to shop. Learn more about our wood types on our wood page , or use the links below to read about specific types:. Call us, we'd love to hear from you!
Contact Us. About Our Craftsmen. The upper grades of tongue-in-groove red oak flooring are divided into clear and select grades.
Clear red oak is the best quality and most expensive red oak TIG on the market. This material is free of blemishes like knots or wormholes and features limited color variation from plank to plank, according to the World Floor Covering Association.
Select red oak TIG flooring costs slightly less than clear varieties but features minimal flaws, such as small knots or some amount of dark graining and color variation. Select red oak TIG flooring is commonly found in homes. Lower grades of TIG red oak are known as common grades and are generally divided among three sub-grades. Number 1 common red oak is frequently found in homes, and costs less than select grades. This material features more visible flaws and defects, including knots, dark graining and color variation among boards.
Each lot contains fewer long planks and more short ones compared to upper grade lots. Number 2 common red oak, sometimes referred to as builder grade, is less frequently found in homes. Meadow Pine. Pearled Oak. Coastal Walnut.
Empire Linear Oak. Fogged French Oak. Snowy Oak. Oak In Rain. Feathered Oak. Nocturne Pine. Sunflower Oak. The Model Maple.
Shadowed Cedar. This looks very interesting. Just came across this post, I realize its older, so I may not get many responses. We have a 65 lb dog and a second 50 lb rescue pup is about to join our family! The walnut engineered hardwood we put in upstairs is beautiful, but already scratched up a year later.
Any advice??? I have a houseful of big rescue dogs too. My vinyls have looked much better with the natural matte finish. I installed the Marmoleum Click Cinch Loc flooring in the kitchen of my mid-century modest ranch. I love it! Easy to clean and easy to stand on for hours at a time.
Lots of colors and patterns to choose from. I was more looking for something more of a match, like gray and soft pink in a checkerboard pattern.
Any readers have suggestions? Hi Keith, I tend to think that heading into the 60s, folks trended toward vinyl sheet rather than vinyl tiles. I whipped through some of my go-to sites and like you, found nothing in that desirable light pink.Feb 10, · There is a new type of cork floor by Harris Wood. It is called “LVC” or luxury vinyl cork. It is a plank product with a vinyl backing, a later of cork and then a wood image and a wear layer. The product has the comfort and warmth of cork but a easy to .