Hickory flooring is an amazing hardwood flooring option for residents of the Carrollton and Irving areas. Homeowners love hickory hardwood flooring’s unparalleled strength and rustic beauty. Our experts Floor Coverings International NW Dallas dig deeper into some basic hickory hardwood flooring information.

Hickory hardwood floors

History

Hickory trees are most commonly found in North America where two particular species or groupings are most common for commercial use: shagbark hickory and pecan hickory.

Pecan hickory trees are grown primarily in south central North America. Pecan trees are most notable for their deeply grooved bark and pecan nut.

Shagbark trees are found mostly in the eastern United States and Canada and are part of the larger grouping of “true hickory” trees. Shagbark trees are known for—you guessed it – their shaggy bark. The shagbark tree is one of the hardest tree species in the world, making shagbark hickory a highly durable flooring choice for homeowners.

Durability

Hickory hardwood is ranked 1820 on the Janka hardness scale, meaning it’s one of the hardest species of hardwood used for floors. Hickory hardwood is an amazing flooring choice for homeowners with rambunctious children and pets. In fact, hickory is such a strong material that it’s used for wood burning stoves, golf clubs, hockey sticks, drumsticks, and more.

Beauty

Hickory hardwood floors are especially popular with homeowners who have vintage or rustic interiors. That’s because hickory planks don’t have a uniform appearance. Each wood grain on a hickory hardwood plank has its own unique character.

Hickory hardwood flooring is a phenomenal flooring option for homeowners in the Carrollton and Irving areas. Because of its density, hickory hardwood is very difficult to cut and install. That’s why we suggest that you contact our flooring experts at Floor Coverings International NW Dallas for your hickory hardwood installation needs. Give us a call at the number below for a free in-home consultation!

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