With its patina and radiating character, antique reclaimed white oak flooring is a gorgeous choice for homeowners and business owners alike. Antique oak develops rich golden hues while showcasing natural growth rings, tight knots and grain patterns. The sapwood is usually lighter than the heartwood, which tends to be a light tan to golden-brown. White oak hardwood flooring is typically straight grained, but can be irregular or cross-grained as well.With immense strength and durability, antique oak was the go-to lumber for construction of industrial structures. This reclaimed wood is sourced from old barns to create stunning wide plank wood floors. Antique oak paneling and floor boards hold so much character with nail holes, wormholes and saw marks dating back to the industrial revolution. Each piece is sawn differently, allowing these wood floors to truly be one-of-a-kind.
Oak floors are a great investment for both businesses and homeowners, not only because they are a unique and antique wood, but also because of their hardness and strength. With a 1,350 Janka hardness, these reclaimed wood floors are harder than white pine, heart pine and douglas fir. Red and white oak are not as hard as hickory, but can still withstand intense force.
Unsure which white oak hardwood flooring option is right for your interior design? We’re here to support you at Elmwood Reclaimed Timber! We love to show off our flooring features, and you’re invited to our showroom. Come explore our various species of reclaimed lumber and be sure to ask about warranty and pricing. We can’t wait to see which reclaimed wide plank flooring you choose!