Unfinished Hickory Wood Flooring

Hickory heartwood is tan or reddish, with white to tan sapwood, pecan heartwood tends to be reddish brown with brown stripes, and the sapwood is white or creamy white with pinkish tones. I receive a lot of questions about our Hickory hardwood floors and how they are holding up after a few years with our dogs and family. The floors have scratches everywhere and the scratches are the worst in the kitchen where we spend most of our time. You can add inlays to new or existing wood floors over radiant heat and you also can paint and stencil the floors. Hickory wood floor planks can range from dark brown to reddish brown to a light coffee patina to almost blonde. Rosewood has been popular for centuries in furniture making and has recently been turned into flooring planks.

The lumber was sawn and then let sit in open air for 2-3 months to dry down to 12-14% and then used in construction (most wood floors today are kiln dried down between 6-8%). I’ll be glad to post more after pics once the baseboards are in and we get furniture moved up. We still are about 2-3 weeks out from having everything done bc we wern’t just doing the floors.

Hickory is the hardest of the woods we’re considering, but it’s not quite as stable as White Oak. Something I thought your readers might also be interested in, and I didn’t realize was available is wood floor vents. In addition to this, it is stain-resistant and hence, you don’t need to worry about your floor getting stained by pet droppings or your kids who tend to spill things frequently. Best of all you don’t have to be in Upstate New York to receive our Hickory Wood Flooring.

I think Jimmy is on the right track or the floor was installed before the lumber was properly dried. I had originally purchased solid oak hardwood flooring but returned it and purchased the newer luxury vinyl plank because of the dogs, the wear and tear factor, the warranty and the stain/waterproof qualities. We ended up choosing a lighter shade of brown (more like blonde”) oak wood floor. Plank Width: Hickory Flooring lends itself to a more rustic look and looks great in wider planks.


Anything you can add to this discussion of dogs and hardwood floors will save future home builders with dogs both money and frustration in the long run. We opted for 5” boards, since the flooring covers a large area of our lower level, and our floor plan is open. I guess I never realized that it was normal to experience problems like this with your hardwood floors.

They can provide professional advice to ensure that your floors remain in top condition for years to come. The prep work can make the difference in a flooring success or a flooring fail, says Jim Yeager, owner of highly rated Yeager and Company of Odessa, Fla. Variations: In both hickory and pecan, there are often pronounced differentiations in color between spring wood and summer wood. It’s sometimes referred to as mill run or tavern and cabin grade hickory as well. Note, we did the wider plank, the scratches show up more on the wider plank wood floors.

Because hickory lacks resistance to rot and is susceptible to moisture absorption, it’s much less suitable for installation in an environment with high humidity, even with a durable finish. It is also worth mentioning here that there are many oak, maple and hickory products that have been stained to create a very different color look than their natural unfinished look. Manufactured bamboo floorboards have a Janka hardness of between 1,180 and 1,380 pound-feet, which depends on whether the strands have been darkened by carbonization; carbonized bamboo is softer.

Medium tones work well no matter what your furniture and accessory colors are as long as you pick a color of wood you like. With its rustic good looks and proud lineage, there are many good reasons to install hickory hardwood flooring in today’s heritage homes. The powder post beetle can lay dormant for 4 years and become active due to increased moisture in the wood.

Baseball bats were formerly made of hickory, but are now more commonly made of ash Hickory is replacing ash as the wood of choice for Scottish shinty sticks (also known as camans). I am not sure of the brand but the floors were finished in the home as opposed to pre finished. Our flooring is engineered with a 4.5mm wear layer to best maximize the use of this wood. Hallmark Hardwoods uses revolutionary nanotechnology in the surface coats to maintain the beautiful appearance and durability of the surface finish. Rearrange furniture and rugs to ensure even exposure to sunlight and to maintain consistent color across your Hickory Flooring.

The lightest of our handcrafted Art Select woods, Hickory Almond, features light golden blonde tones against a striking grain pattern with a highly realistic and tactile texture. One of the homes owned by our family has 2600 square feet of hickory floors and hickory cupboards. Trim your dog’s nails or cover them with vinyl claw covers so that they don’t cause scratches and other damages to your floor. The color of hickory varies in tone from dark brown to blond beige, even changing slightly to a golden hue.