Hickory Hardwood Flooring
With its amber waves of grain, few hardwoods evoke true rustic beauty more than hickory engineered flooring. Though it’s long been considered as American as, well, barbeque, don’t let its homespun reputation fool you… hickory engineered flooring is just as suited for those edgy or high-end décors as it is for country homes.
Why Hickory Wood Floors?
For starters, hickory wood floors’ striking, two-tone coloration blends fine brown lines with those of reddish tan and cream, providing the perfect contrast to its darker knots. This unique coloration and character pattern confirms hickory’s status as one of nature’s warmest and most beautiful woods.
While your guests are busy marveling at your engineered hickory hardwood floor’s good looks, you’ll be confident in knowing that whatever foot traffic they can throw at you, your hickory hardwood floor can handle it. This combination of the hardness and strength found in hickory hardwood is rarely seen in any other hardwood species.
Hickory hardwood flooring has arguably the hardest Janka ratings among domestic woods at 1820 (which is even harder than some exotic hardwood species) and is known for its shock resistance. That’s why hickory has been a top choice for drumsticks, lacrosse stick handles, tool handles, golf club shafts and the bottom of skis, among other items exposed to rough wear. Hickory is also well known by foodies everywhere as the choice for wood-burning stoves, as it possesses such a high energy content. Stunning and strong, hickory engineered wood flooring is a great choice all around for any home.