Northern Red Oak Flooring

Grades & Specs | Solid Plank Prices | Engineered Plank Prices

Red Oak is the most popular flooring choice available today, and has been for decades. Red oak flooring is hard and durable with a prominent grain and a pinkish tan hue, mellowing to gold over time. Red Oak is the standard by which all other flooring options are judged. It is still used extensively for furniture and other applications, but the variety and value of Red Oak make it perfect for any design application. A water-based finish will keep your Red Oak floor brighter longer, while an oil-based finish will deepen the color slightly and enhance the grain.

Please click on the Prices tab(s) above for the red oak flooring widths & lengths available in each grade listed below and their respective per square foot prices – and, call (410) 461-4566 or email info@countryplank.com for freight costs.

CLEAR GRADE RIFT & QUARTER SAWN (NOFMA)

Available in solid planks only, unfinished, this grade is entirely straight grained and free of knots, with the most uniform color available in Red Oak. It is suitable for the most formal of applications – but, can complement any design. Also available in all Rift Sawn or all Quarter Sawn.

 

SELECT & BETTER GRADE (NOFMA):

Available in solid or engineered planks, unfinished, or factory pre-finished with a micro bevel; this plain sawn grade of red oak flooring is virtually free of knots, with distinctly arching grain, subtle color variation and is what most of us think of when we picture wood flooring over the last 50 years. Select Grade Red Oak flooring goes with anything.

 

SELECT & BETTER RIFT SAWN (NOFMA):

Available in solid or engineered planks, unfinished, or factory pre-finished with a micro-bevel; this Red Oakkflooring grade is virtually free of knots, with primarily straight, parallel grain lines. With the growth rings from 30°- 60° to the face, there are no apparent flashes of iridescence in this grade; making it the most uniform and simple look for any formal or minimalist application.

 

SELECT & BETTER GRADE QUARTER SAWN (NOFMA):

Available in solid or engineered planks, unfinished, or factory pre-finished with a micro-bevel; this grade of Red Oak flooring is virtually free of knots, with primarily straight, parallel grain lines. With growth rings from 45° – 90° to the face, this grade will contain flashes of iridescence – some large and dramatic, giving it the most striking look for any formal application.

 

SELECT & BETTER GRADE RIFT & QUARTER SAWN (NOFMA):

Available in solid or engineered planks, unfinished, or factory pre-finished with a micro-bevel; this grade of Red Oak flooring is a mix of the above two grades and is therefore slightly less expensive than either. Virtually free of knots, with primarily straight parallel grain lines, this grade has a pleasant smattering of the iridescent flashes throughout.

 

#1 COMMON GRADE (NOFMA):

Available in solid or engineered planks, unfinished, or factory pre-finished with a micro bevel; this plain sawn grade of Red Oak flooring has most of the naturally occurring wood character remaining such as small tight knots, distinct color variations and varying grain patterns adding to its popular appeal.

 

NATURAL GRADE (NOFMA #1 & #2 Common):

Available in solid or engineered planks, unfinished, or factory pre-finished with a micro bevel; this plain sawn grade has more of the naturally occurring wood character remaining such as knots, distinct color variations and varying grain patterns than #1 Common in order to attain the longer lengths. There may be open knots and voids that can be cut out or filled.  This option is an excellent value in red oak flooring where character and longer plank lengths are preferred.

 

NATURAL GRADE RIFT & QUARTER SAWN (NOFMA #1 & #2 Common):

Available in solid or engineered planks, unfinished, or factory pre-finished with a micro-bevel; this grade of Red Oak combines the character of Natural Grade and the straight grain of Rift & Quarter Sawn to fit any design or budget. An excellent choice to get the benefits of straight grain at a reasonable price.

 

Northern Red Oak Flooring Specifications

  • Thickness: 3/4″ Solid, 5/8” Engineered, 4mm Wear Layer (nominal 3/16”)
  • Widths Available: 3”-12″ Solid, 3”-10” Engineered
  • Lengths Ranges Available: 1’-8’, 2’-10’, 3’-10’, 5’-10’ Solid, 2’-10’ Engineered, Longer lengths available
  • Milled Profile: Tongue & groove edges and end-matched, back relieved
  • Pre-finishing Available: Clear, Satin sheen, 7 coats UV cured polyurethane w/ aluminum oxide
  • Hardness (Janka Scale): 1290 (Benchmark)
  • Shipping Weight: 3.00 lbs per square foot, Solid, 2.50 lbs per square foot, Engineered