greensboro red oak flooringColumbia homeowners love the look and feel of red oak. This gorgeous hardwood adds timeless beauty and warmth to any home in the greater Columbia, Ellicott City, Cooksville, Clarksville, MD area. At Floor Coverings International Howard County, we work with Columbia families to find and install their dream floors. Here is more information about red oak and its many benefits:

Uniquely Stunning

There are hundreds of species of oak that are native to the United States, but only two species are used in flooring: red oak and white oak. White oak is modern and subdued, with soft grain lines and subtle swirls. Red oak, on the other hand, has a strong, wavy grain and exaggerated swirls, which gives red oak a reputation for looking natural and authentic. This coupled with its red undertones makes this gorgeous hardwood a popular choice for Columbia homeowners.

Strong and Sturdy

With a Janka hardness rating of 1,290, this hardy flooring material is sure to stand the test of time. Red oak requires minimal maintenance—simply sweep and vacuum to remove dust and debris from its surface. Occasional refinishings can revitalize your red oak floors, returning its original sheen.


Red oak is an excellent choice for environmental conscious Columbians. This hardwood is locally grown in the northeastern United States, thereby reducing pollution from transportation.


You can find red oak in a variety of widths, stains, and finishes. With colors ranging from amber to medium brown, this versatile hardwood can complement any aesthetic. Looking for wide plank red oak? We’ve got you covered. We also carry red oak laminate and luxury vinyl tile for homeowners looking for hardwood alternative.

Find Your Dream Floors

For more information about red oak, call your local flooring professionals at Floor Coverings International Howard County. We offer free, in-home consultations, so you can compare flooring samples from the comfort of your living room. Find the floors of your dreams today!

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