When shopping for new hardwood floors for your Westchase home, the many species, styles, and finishes available may overwhelm you. Fortunately, our knowledgeable team here at Floor Coverings International North Tampa can walk you through the process and make sure you find the right floor for your needs.
Hickory hardwood flooring is one option that you may consider. Here are some of the facts about hickory that will help you decide if it’s right for you:
About Hickory Hardwood
Hickory is a native species to North America. It is a hard, durable wood that works well in flooring since it resists scratching and denting. It is even more scratch-resistant than other common hardwoods, like oak and maple. However, solid hickory flooring has a tendency to expand in contract in areas of high humidity. If this is a concern, engineered hickory flooring may be the better option.
Hickory is distinctive for its dramatic grain and color variation. A single plank can have both dark brown and blonde hues, giving it a rustic yet eye-catching look. If you prefer a subtle floor that blends into the background, hickory may not be the best choice for you. However, if you like a hardwood with personality that will take well to rustic finishes, hickory is a great option.
As with all hardwoods, you should periodically clean your hickory floors. However, if any major damage or wear occurs, you can have them professionally refinished for a fresh new look. Though hickory hardwood flooring can be on the pricier side, it is a great investment for its long-term durability and beauty.
You can schedule a free consultation with one of our experts to learn more about hickory hardwood flooring and other hardwood styles. Floor Coverings International North Tampa is proud to serve homeowners in Westchase, Citrus Park, Carrollwood and beyond.
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