Considering hardwood for your Columbia home? Hickory should be on your radar! This durable and distinctly beautiful hardwood is home-grown in North America. Floor Coverings International Columbia East is proud to be your Columbia hardwood provider! Keep reading to learn more about hickory hardwood.
Benefits of Hickory Hardwood Flooring
Hickory is more durable than the majority of available hardwoods. With a score of 1800 on the Janka Hardness Scale, hickory is harder than maple, cherry, and teak. This makes hickory an ideal option for high-traffic areas, such as entryways, kitchens, stairs, and living rooms.
Hickory brings the natural beauty of wood flooring without the hefty price tag. Hickory grows in sustainable forests throughout North America, and this commonality keeps prices down. Hickory is also an excellent investment: this flooring is difficult to damage, and will stay looking new for decades. When cared for correctly, hickory hardwood will last a lifetime.
Hickory hardwood is warm, timeless, and natural. Customize your home with various shades of hickory, including blond, deep gold, and rich brown. The contrasting grain pattern found in hickory lends to a rustic vibe, giving your home warmth and charm.
Hickory Hardwood Options
Hickory hardwood is available both as engineered hardwood or solid hardwood. Solid hickory planks are made entirely of hickory wood, while engineered hickory planks are composed of a hickory top layer and plywood center. Engineered hardwood is typically more affordable, easier to install, and more water-resistant than solid hardwood. However, it cannot be sanded down.
Both solid and engineered hardwood can be given a glossy, matte, hand-scraped, or traditional finish.
Get Started in Columbia Today!
To learn more about hickory hardwood, give the team at Floor Coverings International Columbia East a call! We’re proud to connect Columbia homeowners to their ideal flooring solution. Book a free in-home consultation today! We proudly serve Columbia, Cayce, Blythewood and surrounding areas.
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