7″ Engineered White Oak
More about White Oak
White oaks are just one of many types of more than 450 species of oaks which live around the world. Considered a keystone species, oaks support our planet’s ecosystem like very few other tree species do. These stately trees are fundamental to the health of our forests, providing critical food, habitat and shelter for animals, birds, and insects, and have the highest amount of biomass compared to any other tree species in the forest, working harder to clean our air than many of their fellow tree species.
Lumber- Compared to red oak, on the average, white oak is heavier, stronger, and frequently darker in color. Much of the native white oak lumber is exported to Japan and Europe. When properly aged, white oak makes excellent barrels for wine–probably the best oak wine barrels in the world. Whiskey barrels are another excellent use for oak.
The Flooring – Without Question Northern White and Appalachian White are the most important sub species with regards to flooring. The heartwood ranges from a pale-yellow brown to a gray brown or tan “biscuit” brown, to a darker brown, occasionally with a pink tinge. White oak sapwood is usually lighter in color, often close to white.