Hickory Flooring

Tough and handsome. Carlisle Hickory has the versatility to work with any style.

With a tensile strength rivaling steel, Hickory makes one of the most durable floors available. And it’s as handsome as it is tough. When Carlisle crafts a Hickory floor, we work with our New York and Pennsylvania sawyers to harvest timber with higher heartwood content, delivering a floor rich with cocoa browns and beiges. These color tones contrast with the lighter blonde sapwood for eclectic designs and can be tamed with stain to provide a subtle overall color palette for more contemporary styles. Hickory is ideal for everything from modern California bungalows to rustic lake-side retreats.

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Hickory is ideal for everything from modern California bungalows to rustic lake-side retreats.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is prefinished hardwood Hickory flooring?

Prefinished hardwood Hickory flooring is a floor that has been sanded, stained and sealed at the factory before it is delivered to a site for installation. A prefinished floor enables home and business owners to avoid the mess and inconvenience that is typically involved in installing an unfinished hardwood floor on-site.

Can new hardwood Hickory flooring be distressed?

Distressed Hickory flooring is a popular option for homeowners and business owners who want an older looking hickory floor. Carlisle offers a number of techniques to provide a more aged and weathered look to hardwood Hickory flooring. Handscraped Hickory flooring is hand-sculpted by Carlisle craftsman to produce scraped edges that give the wood an historical appearance. Watermill texturing adds the swirls or “kerfs” that were common on boards cut from early sawmills. Footworn techniques give boards an appearance of having been walked on for years, while brushed marks provide a subtle softening and contouring that add a time-worn and lived-in appearance. Can hardwood Hickory flooring be stained dark? Hickory can take a wide variety of stains, from whitewash to very dark colors.

Any suggestions on how to clean hardwood Hickory flooring?

Hardwood Hickory flooring can be easily cleaned with a mixture of vinegar and water (one or 2 ounces of vinegar to 2 gallons of water), which is safe both for the floor and for the environment. Vinegar has a natural acidity that helps to loosen dirt and contaminants from the floor.

What is engineered Hickory flooring?

An engineered Hickory floor is created with multiple layers of hardwood and other material that is glued together. This is in contrast to solid Hickory flooring, where each board is made from a single piece of wood. An engineered Hickory floor has a top layer (called the “wear” layer) of Hickory, and multiple layers of another material like plywood, fiberboard or birch beneath the top layer, glued together to form a strong core. Engineered hardwood Hickory flooring is a suitable option for settings where humidity may be higher on average, such as a basement or for installation over concrete slabs and radiant heat systems. While some engineered floors look and feel cheaper than solid wood floors, Carlisle offers an engineered option that looks and feels virtually identical to a solid wood floor.

What is the hardness rating of hardwood Hickory flooring?

What is the hardness rating of hardwood Hickory flooring?