Red Oak is a very strong and durable species of wood that is used for most hardwood flooring. It is porous, which makes it easy to stain to the desired hue. Usually, Red Oak has some pattern to it, more or less uniform – depending on the way it is cut. Unfinished, it has a rosy, warm tint to it. When finished, it makes for a beautiful, long lasting, and easy-to-care-for floor.