48″ White Oak Stair Tread is a popular choice of hardwood in the US flooring industry. It is a good choice as oak is one of the most durable types of wood. Furthermore, It is very practical and easy to stain. White oak is known for its durability as it is denser than red oak. The potential for water damage is always a concern. With that being said White Oak tends to be more resistant to water damage because it is so dense. Making it an excellent option for homeowners who want to complement a bright or lightly colored room. White oak has less graining than red oak. Therefore it gives you a much cleaner look when stained.