When most people think of oak hardwood floors, red oak styles come to mind. This classic hardwood boasts light golden to pink colour with red tones. It is beloved for its wide grain pattern and for the unique variations in this layout. Unlike some hardwoods, red oak boasts a rustic atmosphere while still holding classic allure. It performs well in both historic and contemporary homes. Homeowners who choose red oak can complement this gorgeous floor with upholstery, furnishings and draperies that choose upon its warm tones. Its red hue makes it ideal for use in areas with fireplaces and other hot lighting. Red oak is available in many different plank widths, but 3 1/4 inch boards have a tendency to be the most popular among today's customers.