IMPORTANT PLEASE READ - This product is sold "as is". For the price this can be an excellent choice of flooring FOR THE RIGHT APPLICATION. This flooring has milling defects, missing finish, open knots and greater color variation. The average board length is 16 inches. See all pictures below main product picture.
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It's been eye to eye (uh well, bark to water) with glaziers of years past, carried families and their belongings on lengthy treks across the continent, and flown through the air.
Hickory has survived the most challenging of conditions, and was along for the ride throughout many adventures.
With such a track record, consider Hickory hardwood flooring for your upcoming home improvement project.
Hickory has quite the extensive history.
The wood survived the glaziers of around 50 million years ago. Many years after that, pioneers heading west relied steadily on the sturdy hardwood to build their wagon wheels. Later, Hickory too became the wood of choice for the Wright Brothers in the construction of their model planes.
Growing primarily in the eastern United States, Hickory today remains a highly sought-after wood, used in a variety of creations including furniture, cabinetry, sports equipment like lacrosse sticks and golf clubs -- and hardwood floors.
Hickory hardwoods have been around for some time, and today take on the distinction of being one of the most popular hardwoods on the continent.
Sitting high on the Janka hardness scale with a score of 1850, Hickory hardwoods are very strong and durable. Because of their strength, these hardwoods can withstand the wear and tear of day-to-day living in your household. Hickory is a suitable flooring for your home if children and large animals are frequenters of the space. The hardwood can withstand the brunt of dropped toys and the scraping of pawed feet.
Hickory is also suitable as a backdrop for a range of design styles. It comes in a host of tones and grades. Colors range from a light beige or yellow, to a reddish or rich dark-brown. With a straight or wavy grain, natural imperfections like knots are also present in various Hickory flooring grades, some more or less than others, which presents either a polished or a rustic look.
With such variety, Hickory hardwood flooring can meet the needs of a multitude of design styles for your home. Whether the style is rustic, modern or eclectic, Hickory can make a powerful impact.
Considering its strength and hardiness, it's warmth, natural flaws -- and its test through time -- Hickory hardwood flooring may be the perfect option for you.
To preserve the beauty of your hardwood flooring for a lifetime, all of our pre-finished hardwood flooring is protected by seven layers of UV Cured Polyurethane infused with Ceramic particles (aluminum oxide) for scratch resistance and gloss retention. The finishes are 100% solids with no volatile organic compounds (VOCs) that can be harmful to humans and the environment. The finish is cured instantly by UV lights thus creating a safe yet extremely durable finish. This process provides the highest quality finish and durability in an environmentally friendly way.
Choosing pre-finished hardwood flooring is a smart choice for the environment. Wood itself is green; it’s a renewable resource with a much lower carbon foot print then plastics that are found in many carpets and some laminate flooring. Do you or a member of your family suffer from allergies? Prefinished hardwood floors are hypoallergenic. The finish will not give refuge to dust mites or microorganisms as carpets can; making hardwood flooring a smart choice for you’re the environment in your home!
Q: My husband and I are in the process of buying our first home. The one we really like has Hickory hardwood floors throughout. We really like the look of the wood. It’s a medium brown and has knots here and there, and is prefinished. We are concerned though about damage. We have two children under the age of 3 and we don’t want to buy a home with floors that are going to get ruined easily. How well can they stand up to the busyness of a household like ours?
A:Congratulations on locating a house that you are interested in and becoming one step closer to home ownership.
To answer your question, Hickory hardwood floors are known for their durability, and can bare the weight of the day-to-day activities that come with raising young children. Hickory has a high Janka score of 1850, which means it is more resistant to indentations.
Do note, however, that in spite of the durability of the wood, no hardwoods are totally resistant to damage. A noisy, plastic dump truck has the potential of denting your floors if dropped high enough, or thrown.
As a safety precaution, for the hardwoods and your babies, place area rugs on the hardwoods throughout the house, and make sure to secure the rugs with rug grippers or double-sided carpet tape. Try to keep the play grocery cart from being dragged across the bare floors too, and limit play with toys to the carpeted areas.
Prefinished woods stand up to the daily stresses longer than unfinished woods. General scratches and dings the floors may get can be hidden in the grain and natural imperfections of the wood. Do note that over time the floors can be sanded and refinished if they get too beat up over the years. Hickory is a top choice for families of young children.