What is special about Hickory?
Actually, there are 2 attributes of Hickory that consumers love: hardness, and look.
The hardness factor of Hickory wood is loved due to its lack of denting when used to make hardwood flooring. What if we could get a car that wouldn’t dent? Or a shirt that wouldn’t stain? While those analogies might be a little far-fetched, having a floor in your homemade from one of the hardest species grown in the United States certainly has some advantages, not the least of which would be a floor that shows less abuse than any other species.
Let’s talk for just a minute about installing a solid Hickory hardwood floor.
Remember the part about Hickory being hard?
There can be a downside to that. Because of the high density of Hickory, it is more likely to expand due to moisture changes in your home. We strongly recommend that you have moisture testing one on your home prior to the installation of a Hickory floor.
Moisture levels should not exceed 12% for narrow widths and no more than 10% for 5” wide planks. Also make certain that the moisture levels of your flooring are within 5% of your subfloor on the strip, 3% on planks.
For homes that have seasonal moisture problems, or do not have air conditioning installed, consider using our engineered Hickory planks. We don’t want to hear you whining about your new floor cupping right after you install it.
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