This open grain, somewhat rough-textured, wood has strongly contrasting grain patterns giving it a somewhat unique appearance in the finished floor. It is the toughest of all the American hardwoods and is therefore somewhat harder to install and sand, with a tendency to splitting in the tongue when nailing. Its stability is satisfactory, although a bit less stable than Red Oak. It does not take stain readily, but with its strong natural coloration, staining is not an issue. Hickory is readily available in Northern forests. It is installed, primarily, in rustic residential settings.
- 3/4″ thick, T&G, Kiln dried, End matching
- Available widths – 3″ – 12″
- Available lengths – random
- Hardness = 1820: 41% harder than red oak
- Price Range – $3.75-$8.00/sf
consistant grain pattern with very few natural characteristics such as knots and color variation
#1 Common Grade
middle of the road grade with fewer knots and a lower degree of color variation compared to a rustic grade, knots tend to be smaller.
high degree of natural characteristics including frequent knots, color variation and distinctive grain patterns