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White Oak

White Oak

Janka Hardness 1360 (what's this? )
Oak (White) is 108% as hard as Red Oak (1360 on the Janka scale vs. 1260 for Red Oak).
  • Flooring Trade Name
    Oak (White)
  • Botanical Name
    Quercus, alba
  • Lumber Trade Name(s)
    White Oak
  • Origin
    North America, Europe, Asia
  • Description
    Oak (White) is known for its distinct pattern of rays when quarter sawn giving it an attractive appearance that makes it a classic choice for American homes.
  • Stability
    Oak (White) demonstrates an average level of stability, similar to Red Oak.
  • Safety/Allergic Reactions
    Oak (White) has been associated with contact dermatitis. Care must be taken when near White Oak sawdust.
  • Color Change (photo-sensitivity)
    Oak (White) undergoes a medium degree of color change, with a slight ambering over time.
  • Color Range
    Oak (White) color ranges from light to medium tan to shades of medium brown.

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