Gathering the right installation tools and hardwood materials is only half the battle; you still need to learn how to install oak flooring! Step-by-step instructions on things such as prepping the subfloor, acclimatizing red oak floor planks and applying floor adhesive can all be found in FindAnyFloor.com's hardwood installation guide. For further instruction, check out FloorTube's installation videos on various hardwood floor types (e.g. red and white oak flooring).
Oak flooring can be installed in a wide range of household areas, including dining rooms, living rooms and bedrooms. While white and red oak flooring are a medium density wood and somewhat durable, they can still incur damage as a result of exposure to water and moisture. This makes many oak floors unsuitable for installation in kitchens and bathrooms.
Red and white oak flooring has very attractive and unique markings, making it very popular in the flooring industry. Oak flooring can also be highly resistant to fungi and insects due to high tannin content. Tannin is a type of polyphenol, or plant chemical often used to tan animal hides and make them into leather.
White and red oak are a domestic wood, meaning that they are grown and harvested in North America. From an environmental standpoint, this makes red and white oak flooring more green than floors made with exotic woods (e.g. Brazilian Walnut). Learn more about eco-friendly hardwood floors on FindAnyFloor.com's Green Site.