The warmth and enduring beauty that oak floor boards bring to a room creates a welcoming environment in your home. Oak’s appeal starts with its open and well-defined grain that is often marked by dark, tight knots and intricate burls. Natural oak ranges in color from light to a medium brown, with red oak floor boards showing greater color variation. White oak tends to look lighter and more uniform in color and pattern, yet both types of oak, red and white, darken with age and exposure to sun.

Adding to its timeless look, oak is a strong, durable wood. Red oak is the industry’s benchmark for comparing the relative hardness of different wood species, although white oak is slightly harder. Whether you choose red or white oak floor boards, you’re assured of a durable floor that not only complements many different room designs, but that can stand up to an active household.

It’s easy to see why our  Instyle Oaks collection ranks as one of the most popular flooring options. Below are the different ways you can incorporate oak floor boards into your home.

Enjoy a variety of options in oak floor boards

Whether you love the lived-in look of hand-scraped hardwood, the rustic artistry of wide plank, or the traditional beauty of narrow strip boards, you’ll find a style of oak floor boards to match your tastes.

Engineered oak hardwood flooring offers all the design features of solid hardwood, but with a special construction that delivers more stability and resistance to moisture. Choose engineered oak floor boards for most rooms including basements, rooms with uneven subfloors, or if you live in a region with consistently higher humidity.

Budget-friendly laminate flooring looks like the real thing with the same distinctive grain and depth of texture seen in authentic oak floor boards. You’ll even find the same looks, such as wide plank and hand-scraped options. And laminate oak floor boards are not only durable, they’re easy to install yourself.

Oak floor boards make a beautiful addition to any room and the variety of options available let you create a look that’s all your own.