Hickory hardwood flooring is the type of flooring that will last for many generations with half as many complaints and scratches as other hardwood floors. This flooring is shock-resistant, sturdy, difficult to cut, sand, shape, and install. It has a janka hardness rating of 1820, which makes it one of the hardest hardwoods found worldwide. Most hickory hardwood is brownish-red colors but there is also white hickory.
Pros of hickory hardwood flooring
• Shock resistant-being shock resistant, hickory hardwood is also used to make furniture, golf clubs, baseball bats, and more. When it is used as flooring, it is able to withstand the daily wear and tear, weight, heat, and pressure of your household.
• Durable-it is harder than maple, pine, oak, and teak. Although it is hardwood it can develop dents and scratches if there is excessive force used, after prolonged use, and if you drop heavy objects like tools. This can be rectified by getting hardwood flooring using hand-scraped hickory flooring.
• Has a grain pattern that is extraordinary-the wood grain is very attractive but is even made more beautiful when it is used as hardwood flooring. When building new homes this is the most sought after wood for the floors. This is due to the color variations that go from dark brown to almost white. There are also attractive mineral streaks and knots.