About White Oak
White Oak also know as American White Oak is valued for its density, strength and resiliency and because of its closed cellular structure is preferred for use in furniture, martial arts weapons and interior finishes including hardwood flooring. The White Oak is very resistant to insect and fungal attacks because of its high tannin content. It also has very appealing grain markings making it a great choice for flooring.
Superior Flooring by HSL WILL NOT warranty these products unless the products are kept at a relative humidity of 35% to 50% before and after installation. These products do NOT need to be acclimatized to their environment.
White Oak has a fair bit of color variability, ranging from light to medium tan colours with greyish to medium brown colours. White Oak undergoes a medium degree of color change, with a slight ambering over time.
White Oak wood has a very open-straight grain structure, with more rays than the red oak wood has.
A very close cellular structure makes White Oak a stable and durable choice for hardwood floors. The White Oak is used in making ships because of this stability.
On the Janka scale White Oak has a rating of 1360 and is a hard shock resistant wood.