If you are looking for a floor covering with rustic appeal and country charm, hickory hardwoods might be the right option for your Bloomington home. Hickory flooring has a lot of character due to its color variations and graining, and it’s a bold choice that will add warmth and interest to your space.
Our team at Floor Coverings International Bloomington has gathered some of the pros and cons of hickory flooring. Read on to learn more about this trendy hardwood.
Many people are attracted to hickory for its color variation. The graining in the wood makes each plank unique with colors ranging from light cream to darker brown. Wide plank flooring is popular when installing hickory to really show off the variations in the woods.
Due to the variation, hickory flooring can look more like a patchwork than a cohesive covering. Keep in mind that this aesthetic might not appeal to everyone. If you’re considering the resale value of your home, an oak or maple floor might be a better option.
Hickory is a hard wood, ranking 1820 on the Janka Hardness Scale. In fact, it’s one of the hardest domestic hardwoods available. Because of this quality, hickory will resist dings and scratches and is a great option for any active area of your home.
Hickory is not the most stable hardwood and has a tendency to expand and contract with varying humidity levels. If you are interested in placing hickory flooring in an area with high levels of humidity and moisture, an engineered hardwood variety is probably the best choice for you.
If you are interested in learning more about hickory flooring or another hardwood flooring option, our team at Floor Coverings International Bloomington is ready to help you explore all the varieties. Contact us for a free in-home design consultation. We will work with you to get a better understanding of your lifestyle so you can find the perfect floor covering for your home.
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