Hardwood is one of the most popular flooring options around and it is easy to see why. Adding hardwood to your space will bring enduring beauty and increase the resale value of your home.
The team at Floor Coverings International Katy recommends hickory hardwood flooring for homeowners who are looking for something durable and timeless. Hickory is one of the strongest and most attractive hardwood options for home flooring. Keep reading to learn more about hickory hardwood for your home in The Energy Corridor and beyond.
Introducing Hickory Hardwood
Hickory is an all-American flooring option, prized for its beautiful appearance and extreme hardness. Durable hickory is famous for its unique wood grain patterning, knotting, and mineral streaking, The visual appeal and long-lasting quality of hickory hardwood make this flooring choice a winner for homes in The Energy Corridor.
Benefits of Hickory Hardwood Flooring
Scoring a whopping 1820 on the Janka Hardness scale (a rating system for wood strength), hickory is among the strongest domestic hardwood options. Hickory’s hardness makes this wood very resistant to denting and scratching. The hardness of hickory makes for flooring that can last generations when properly cared for.
Aesthetically, hickory has a very attractive appearance. It tends to be lighter in appearance with a warm glow, gorgeous mineral streaking, and rustically beautiful wood graining.
Waxing will increase the subtle radiance of this fabulous flooring and enhance its honeyed color. Hickory also holds wood-stain better than other types of wood, so you can go for darker and richer look if you wish.
Hickory floors make a beautiful addition to many homes, especially those with a slightly relaxed or even rustic vibe. On the other hand, minimalist or modern décor schemes will not necessarily match a hickory floor.
It is also wise to consider how the added visual interest of heavily grained hickory might overwhelm a cramped space. Hickory hardwood looks best in large rooms, and a wide plank size is recommended to prevent floors from looking too “busy.”
Finally, hickory is not a good option for DIY installations. Hickory hardwood is difficult to cut because it is so strong. Hickory is also particularly prone to swelling, so the installer will have to plan ahead for this carefully.
Get Hickory for Your Home!
Get professional hickory hardwood installation from the flooring experts at Floor Coverings International Katy today and schedule your free, in-home design consultation.