Solid hardwood flooring is a top choice among Concord-area homeowners for its durability, ease of maintenance, and classic design. When it comes to choices, there are an abundance of species to choose from, and it’s hard to know which variety will give your home the best strength, value, and lasting beauty. Here our experts at Floor Coverings International Concord uncover all you need to know about hickory hardwood flooring, one of the toughest hardwoods available to consumers.
There are twelve different species of hickory that are native to North America, which is great for consumers who want a domestically-grown product. It’s naturally light in color, with a fine wood grain and fewer knots than varieties such as pine.
It is one of the strongest types of hardwood available as flooring, with a rating of 1,820 pounds of force on the Janka Hardness scale. Hickory is significantly stronger than the most common varieties of hardwood flooring, including oak and maple, which rate at 1,350 and 1,450 respectively. While some of the more exotic varieties of wood that grow around the world can be much higher on the scale, you will be sure to get long lasting floors with hickory. It’s no surprise that it has been used throughout the centuries to make everyday items such as wheels, tools, and furniture!
Hickory’s strength means that it is also more resilient to scratches and dents, which is a great feature for areas of your home with a lot of foot traffic or heavy furniture. It is available in a variety of plank sizes, widths, and lengths, giving you the possibility to have it installed in almost any pattern or style you prefer. Just be sure the installer has experience working with tougher hardwoods, and it’s definitely not suited for do-it-yourself projects. With Floor Coverings International Concord, you don’t have to worry! Our installation team is well-versed in tough installations, so you’re guaranteed to get beautiful hickory floors!
If you are looking for tough, long-lasting wood floors that look great and that are easy to maintain, then hickory is for you! Contact your local experts at Floor Coverings International Concord to schedule your free design consultation and learn more about our great selection of hardwoods, tile, carpets, and more!