Hickory hardwood is a homeowner favorite here in the greater Avon Lake, Avon, Westlake areas. This durable domestic wood option can make your home stand out and bring you a lifetime of beauty. Here at Floor Coverings International Cleveland West, we are familiar with the pros and cons of nearly every flooring style imaginable. We are here to help you get to know hickory and find out if it’s right for you. Let’s get started!
Hickory is one of the hardest wood flooring types available. In fact, hickory is even more durable than oak, pine, or maple. That’s why it’s also used in the manufacture of a wide variety of other items such as baseball bats. Every hardwood is rated on the Janka hardness scale, which measures the amount of pressure in pounds that a piece of solid wood can withstand without breaking. Hickory scores an 1820, well above the 1290 given to the most commonly installed wood for residential spaces: red oak.
Hickory is very dense, which makes it highly resistant to damage. In fact, because of its density, hickory is less prone to wear, tear, dents, scratches, and other types of damage especially in high-traffic areas. Therefore, if you have kids, pets, heavy furniture, or if you like to entertain, then hickory is a great wood flooring option for you as it will stand up to all kinds of pressure.
If you are looking for wood flooring that’s visually appealing, then hickory is the way to go. Why? Because hickory has very unique grain patterns and a wide range of hues from rich browns, sandy tans, and even rusty reds. In addition, hickory also boasts a beautiful visual texture that emphasizes its raw and rustic appeal. This is perfect for those who want their home to have a natural look and feel. If that weren’t enough, hickory wood flooring is marked with mineral streaks and knots which give it a warm and welcoming feeling. With all of its character and beauty, we recommend allowing your hickory to be the focal point of any space with wide planks and simple furniture accents. Hickory wood makes an obvious statement of being a high-quality flooring that’s versatile and lends itself well to many aesthetics.
Again, since hickory wood flooring is so durable and resilient, there’s very little maintenance involved compared to other types of wood flooring. Furthermore, the irregular markings can help conceal small scratches and debris, limiting the amount of upkeep you have to worry about on a regular basis. To clean a hickory wood floor, simply sweep daily and dry mop when necessary, using a designated wood floor cleaner to sanitize and maintain it’s natural sheen.
Wide Variety of Styles and Options
There are plenty of styles and options when it comes to hickory wood flooring, such as:
- Wide variety of colors and shades (browns, tans, auburns, reds)
- Available in laminate or solid versions
- Wide range of textures and finishes (distressed, wire brushed, subtle, traditional, or hand scraped)
- Decorative edge profiles (micro, traditional, or scraped beveling)
If you would like more information about hickory hardwood flooring and whether or not it’s right for you, please contact the expert team here at Floor Coverings International Cleveland West today! We would love to show you how your home would look with some nice, new hickory hardwood floors.
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