Solid Hardwood Flooring - Rift Sawn
White Oak (Quercus alba) // Hardness : 1360
White oak is harvested primarily from the South, South Atlantic, and Central States, including the southern Appalachian area. White oak wood flooring has good decay resistance, and is somewhat heavier than red oak. Rated at 1360 on the Janka Hardness Scale, white oak is harder than most other common hardwood floors.
The sapwood of white oaks is nearly white and up to 2 inches wide, while heartwood is generally grayish brown and finishes from medium to dark brown. Heartwood pores are usually plugged with tyloses, which tend to make the wood impenetrable to liquids.
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Remember you can (should in some cases) mix and match textures for just the right look. For example, Skip Planing assumes a Circle or Band Sawn texture, and a Chipped texture works best when combined with a more rustic texture and wood.
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