Floor Coverings International Winter Garden has seen hickory hardwood floors gain popularity in recent years for Orlando homeowners. The wood is incredibly durable with a Janka score of 1820, so you can rest assured that your floors will stand up to the activity and accidents that come in a busy household.
While its incredible durability is an attractive trait, the quality that makes it so desirable is its versatility and ability to fit with many aesthetics. Here are a few of the most popular styles of hickory hardwood floors.
Hickory’s natural coloring is very light. Slight yellow undertones make it feel warm and earthy. The color variation seen in many floors comes from using each distinct section of the wood and the imperfections found in the sapwood. However, if you want a wood floor that is a bit darker than ash, or a bit lighter than oak, natural hickory may be the perfect shade for you.
If you are looking for a more uniform and timeless floor, finished hickory might fit your home. Hickory can be sanded and polished to remove some of the prominent markings, leaving you with a beautiful, classic grain. Finished hickory is great for both traditional and modern settings.
Hickory has a naturally rustic feel. It is characterized by the color variation and knots that give it its unrefined look. For a truly rustic aesthetic, consider highlighting the distinctive qualities of hickory with distressed, hand-scraped, or reclaimed hickory planks.
The last reason hickory is so popular is because it holds stain extremely well. If you are looking for an exceptionally durable wood, but aren’t able to find a hue or grain profile that fits your home aesthetic, hickory is the wood for you. Hickory can be stained in a variety of natural and modern shades, including black, grey, or red and can even be whitewashed. The ability to customize the color profile of your floors solidifies hickory as a terrific flooring option.
If you are looking to learn more about hickory or want to see some of the styles available, call your local experts at Floor Coverings International Winter Garden. We offer free in-home consultations to the greater Orlando area.
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