For Flagstaff homeowners looking for a unique floor that will leave a lasting impression, we often suggest Hickory. This gorgeous hardwood strikes a balance between rustic and elegant. Read on for more information about Hickory from your local flooring experts at Floor Coverings International Flagstaff.
Like many hardwoods, Hickory varies in color from light beige to dark brown. What makes it unique is its unusual grading. A single piece of hickory may feature both ends of the color spectrum. These shifts in hue give your floors a rustic look and feel. Of all of the species of hardwood, Hickory feels the most authentic.
Hickory is also known for its durability. It is one of the strongest domestic hardwoods, with a Janka hardness rating of 1,820. With minimal maintenance, your hickory hardwood floors are sure to last for generations.
Hickory is native to the United States and has traditionally grown everywhere east of the Mississippi River. Today, hickory is sustainably grown and harvested in the eastern United States. Locally grown hardwood is better for the environment because it cuts down on the pollution from shipping hardwood overseas. Your purchase also contributes to the local economy.
Hickory is most often available in wide plank varieties. This is because the exaggerated grading can look busy as a strip hardwood. When you choose hickory, however, you have many other options. Your hardwood can be stained to better compliment any existing décor or hand scraped to add a further rustic feel.
At Floor Coverings International Flagstaff, we help Flagstaff families find their dream floors. We believe that the best way to view flooring samples is from the comfort of home. That’s why we deliver them to your door. Call today to schedule a free, in-home consultation and find the floors of your dreams!
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