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North Carolina homeowners love the look and feel of red oak floors. This bright and beautiful hardwood is stylish and practical, making it very popular in the greater Shallotte, Ocean Isle Beach, Southport & St. James area. At Floor Coverings International Shallotte, we help Southport families find the perfect hardwood for their homes. Here is some more information about red oak and why it is a great choice for your new custom floors.

Make a Bold Statement

Red oak is known for its unique, authentic look. Its colors range from amber to medium brown with distinct red undertones. When red oak is exposed to natural light, it emits a warm glow. Red oak has wavy, irregular grain lines and wild, exaggerated swirls, making it a popular choice for beach houses along the Cape Fear River.


Red oak is strong and sturdy. With a Janka hardness rating of 1,290, these hardwood floors will stand the test of time. With minimal maintenance—cleaning and occasional refinishing—red oak will last for generations.

Eco-Friendly Floors

Many choose red oak because it’s gorgeous and strong. As an added bonus, many Southport homeowners are excited to learn that red oak is an environmentally friendly flooring choice. Red oak is native to the northeastern United States where it is sustainably grown and harvested. With red oak, you get flooring that was born and raised in the USA.

A Note on White Oak

There are two types of oak used for hardwood floors: red and white oak. Although they share a name, they are very different hardwoods. White oak is darker, with colors ranging from beige to medium brown. It has straight, predictable grain lines and subtle swirls. It is a great choice for modern and traditional aesthetics alike.

Find Your Dream Floors

At Floor Coverings International Shallotte, we are proud to serve the greater Shallotte, Ocean Isle Beach, Southport & St. James area. Call today to learn more about red oak and schedule your free, in-home consultation.

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