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Key Differences Between Oak and Walnut

18 Oct 2011 |    |    |    Leave a Comment

If you’re thinking of investing in a wood floor or solid worktop for the kitchen you’ll not only be aware that there is a huge choice of woods, but you’ll also know that amongst the most popular choice of wood flooring and worktops is oak and walnut. Oak and walnut wood flooring are both widely available and the main difference between the two is the grain.  This guide will help you recognise the differences between these two popular woods and will assist you in making the best choice to suit your needs.

Feature
Oak
Walnut
Strength
Very Strong
Extremely Strong
Shade
Available In Natural and Rural Look
Over Time American Walnut Will lighten and Brazilian Walnut Will Redden
Finish Availability
Oiled, Brushed and Oiled, UV Lacquered, Smoked, Unfinished
Oiled, Brushed and Oiled, UV Lacquered, Smoked, Unfinished
Price
Excellent Value For Money
Slightly More Expensive
Grain Pattern
Tight Grain
Open Grain
*Flooring Care
Easy
Easy
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