columbia white oak hardwood floors

At Floor Coverings International Howard County, we help families in the greater Columbia, Ellicott City, Cooksville, Clarksville, MD area find the perfect hardwood for their homes. One of the most popular hardwood flooring options in Columbia is white oak. Prized for its rich, gorgeous color and durability, this hardwood is a great option for any home. Here is some more information about why Columbia homeowners love white oak.

Nautical Origins

White oak is strong and resistant to penetration by moisture because of its closed-pore structure. In fact, white oak has a long and decorated history as a wood used in boat building. Prior to invention of the steel ship, tall ships equipped with white oak decks, masts, and booms would sail up and down the Atlantic seaboard.

Simple and Stylish

White oak is not a fancy, busy hardwood. It is simple and stylish, with colors ranging from beige to medium brown. Its grain lines are straight and its swirls are subtle. White oak is an excellent option for any aesthetic because its neutrality works well with existing décors. It derives great beauty from its quiet elegance and adds timeless warmth to any space.

Strong and Low-Maintenance

With a Janka hardness rating of 1,360, white oak is durable and long lasting. With simple maintenance, white oak floors can last for generations. Solid white oak floors can be refinished up to ten times, which means they can keep up with your evolving style.

Find Your Dream Floors

We help Columbia families find their dream floors. At Floor Coverings International Howard County, our process begins with a free, in-home consultation. One of our highly trained design associates will bring the mobile showroom to you so that you can compare hardwood samples in the comfort of your living room. We offer high quality products, friendly service, and experienced installation. Call to schedule your appointment and find the floors of your dreams today!

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