If you love hardwood for its natural and rustic appeal, then you’re sure to love hickory! Known for its dramatic knots and color variation, hickory makes a perfect floor for homeowners in the Frisco, McKinney, Prosper area who want that classic farmhouse feel. At Floor Coverings International Frisco, we carry a great selection of hardwood floors and are here to help you find your perfect fit. If you think that could be hickory, you’ll want to check out our guide:
What is hickory?
Hickory trees are a part of the Walnut family and can reach heights of 100 feet at maturity. Their wood is used for far more than just your traditional hardwood planks. Hickory’s beauty and durability make it a popular choice for hammer handles, sports equipment, and musical instruments. Its many uses make it a unique choice among more the more traditional selection of domestic species.
What are the benefits of hickory?
The benefits of hickory stretch beyond its unique graining and versatility.
- Hickory is a mid-range hardwood floor, which means it is less expensive and durable than exotic alternatives, but on the higher end for domestics. With a Janka hardness rating of 1820, these floors are built to last. To put that in perspective, oak (one of the most common hardwood floors in North America) has a significantly lower Janka score of 1320.
- As a denser wood, hickory is less susceptible to warping and water damage. This also means it does well in unforgiving environments.
- Hickory takes stain extremely well. This means you’ll be able to achieve a wide variety of hues for ultimate customization.
Is a hickory hardwood floor right for me?
We love hickory, but it isn’t for everyone. That’s the beauty of hardwood! With so many species and stains, you’re destined to find one that fits both your practical and aesthetic requirements. Whether you are interested in hickory or another species of hardwood, give the design experts at Floor Coverings International Frisco a call! We have helped homeowners all across Frisco and McKinney find their dream floors.
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