Red oak vs white oak hardwood flooring westchester NY


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2 Response Comments

  • james  March 27, 2014 at 2:23 am

    Oak requires more linear scraping where pine will accept a little more cross-grain scraping. We see more chatter marks in oak and we definitely spend more time sharpening blades when we scrape white oak!

    • TheFlooringGirl  March 29, 2014 at 6:37 am

      James – Yes, oak is a bit harder, and white oak a bit harder than red oak. It’s important to have experienced sanders who know the right grits to use and be able to reduce chatter marks.


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