Are you considering hickory hardwood flooring for your home in the Boca Raton, Boynton Beach, Delray Beach, Deerfield Beach area? This unique and compelling wood species has a range of appealing benefits and features. Learn more about its attributes and characteristics here before making your final flooring decision with this helpful guide from Floor Coverings International Boca Raton.
Hickory is one of the hardest of all domestic hardwood species. On the Janka hardness rating scale, hickory rates 1,820, which is harder than both red and white oak and a good indication that hickory flooring will stand up to any wear and tear in your home.
Color Tones For Every Taste and Preference
Another compelling feature of hickory is its wide range of color variations. The most common hues are red and auburn. Copper and cinnamon tones are also common. Lighter hickory hues have been characterized as looking like honey, caramel or gold, and there is a range of light beige tones as well. Deeper hickory tones include dark brown, coffee, dark walnut and espresso.
The color variation can range dramatically from plank to plank, giving hickory hardwood its beautiful character and warmth. The distinctive coloring and wood grain is quite prominent, however, and may not appeal to all homeowners or potential homebuyers.
Minimal Care and Maintenance Required
Another feature many homeowners love about hickory hardwood flooring is that it is easy to maintain. This definitely adds to its appeal as a choice of flooring material. As mentioned above, hickory is very durable, and maintenance is minimal: simply sweep it regularly to keep it free of dust and debris and clean it as needed with a mild wood cleaner. Doing so can ensure that your hickory wood floor retains its high quality look for many years.
Hickory flooring is very resistant to dents, dings, scratches and other damage to its surface. It is an excellent selection for high-traffic rooms like living rooms, hallways, stairs, great rooms, and even dining rooms and kitchens.
Fits Any Decor
This combination of beauty and durability is central to the appeal of this hardwood. Some have described it as “artfully irregular” in terms of patterning, texture, wood grain and knot patterns. It can have mineral streaks within its grain that create natural variations.
When polished and sanded smooth, the markings and grain patterns can give hickory an almost three-dimensional look. The depth, uniqueness and beauty of its markings embody one of its most appealing features. Many homeowners who favor hickory are drawn to it because each plank is truly unique.
Edge Profiles and Surface Finishes
Hickory flooring planks are also available in many textures, surface finishes, and edge profiles. In addition to smooth and polished looks, hand-scraped surfaces, machine-scraped finishes, wire-brushed, and distressed looks are all available, creating a rustic finish that many homeowners love. Available plank edge profiles include beveled, micro-beveled, scraped-beveled and pillowed.
Hickory hardwood flooring in Boca Raton is priced by the square foot and can be above average in cost due to its durability and beauty. Generally, the more smooth and interesting the look, the more expensive it will be. However, most homeowners find hickory to be an excellent investment for their home.
To learn more about this and other hardwood species, contact the team at Floor Coverings International Boca Raton. We’ll come to you with our mobile showroom for a free in-home design consultation.
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