White Oak

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White Oak Wide Plank Flooring

White oak, along with its sibling red oak, are the most popular species for hardwood flooring in North America. White oak’s reputation, though, begins in forests and fields throughout the eastern third of the United States where the tree is highly esteemed for its beauty and stately eminence.

Officially deemed America’s national tree, as well as the state tree of Maryland, Illinois, and Connecticut, the white oak wears its honor well. It grows straight and tall within the forest canopy, and when out in the open, it spreads its limbs broadly, sometimes producing a crown that is wider than the tree is tall.

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Finish

Vermont Plank Flooring can supply your custom-milled White Oak floor unfinished, to be finished onsite after installation - or we can prefinish it for you. Browse popular White Oak finish options below.
Designed to look as natural as possible, Breadloaf is as close to raw wood as finishes get. Water-based with a low sheen, this is perfect for a fresh, authentic aesthetic.
We love this one. Waterbury’s subtle white accent tones in the grain offset its light, seemingly untreated base colors.
One of our most popular finishes, its soft, silver, gray, and brown accents create a slightly weathered look. Perfect for everything from a grand great room to a private reading nook.
A finish with lush, cool white undertones, this low-sheen treatment imbues the oak with a modern, airy feel.
Pictured on Select Grade White Oak, Stowe is an elegant, low-sheen finish with warm white undertones that presents as clean and uncluttered.
This lovely finish features a water-based reactive sealer that gently warms the White Oak with a rich golden tone and low sheen. Pictured on Character Grade White Oak.
We think this deep golden finish with brown tones looks especially great on Live Sawn or Rift & Quarter Sawn planks, but it’s so versatile it looks great with everything. Pictured on Live Sawn White Oak.
Ludlow floors are heat-treated, meaning our technicians lightly scorch the surface with a torch in order to give the wood burnt undertones; every piece is understandably unique, and a testament to our commitment to handmade craftsmanship. Pictured on Character Grade White Oak.
Lighter than some of our other historic finishes, Mansfield Summit’s subtle grays and browns look weathered but elegant; this finish was used in many modernist buildings in the mid-20th century.
This lovely rich brown finish brings the character of white oak alive. The satin sheen imbues the wood with a dazzling range of brown and gold. Pictured on Character Grade White Oak.
A finish you’re likely to find in some of Vermont’s most historic homes, Cavendish has a timeless butterscotch-brown color spectrum.
The rich brown base-finish of Sugar Season draws out soft-grain accents in a finish beloved by contemporary and traditional homeowners alike. Pictured on Character Grade White Oak.
With its matte sheen and grey overtones, Dorset Quarry is often applied to our Rift & Quarter Sawn or character oak. Its burnt-honey patina works just as well in a 300-year-old farmhouse as a brand-new contemporary.
The cool, silvery finish of East Putney Falls has gray-brown tones that don’t overwhelm the grain—perfect for providing a lived-in aesthetic.
Pictured here on Character Grade White Oak with Hit-or-Miss saw mark texturing, Harris Hill’s medium-brown tones have a very slight hint of red.
Designed to evince the patina of years of use, Dairy Barn contains undertones of white which contrast with its rich brown patina. One of our favorite low-sheen finishes.

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A note about our prefinishes

Vermont Plank's hand-applied natural prefinishes dynamically seal your planks and topcoat for mar and scratch resistance, and to adjust sheen. As a natural product, your flooring will have unique tonal variations across the floor regardless of the finish you select. Finishes can either harmonize and mellow or highlight and draw attention to these natural variations.

When harvested, white oak becomes a beautiful, durable, and stable flooring material. At Vermont Plank Flooring, we harvest white oak trees from sustainably managed woodlots and mill them into wide-board planks specifically for your project. The result is a floor of unparalleled quality and splendor.

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