Hickory Hardwood Flooring

An introduction to Hickory hardwood flooring.

Hickory hardwood flooring is a popular option for homeowners and business owners who want a stunning, highly durable flooring surface. Tough as nails and incredibly handsome, Hickory flooring is the perfect choice for lakeside retreats, California bungalows, country estates other casual settings where a sense of rustic charm is desired. Hickory wood floors have a color palette that ranges from brown to beige to red, with a distinctive grain pattern marked by knots and mineral streaks. The tensile strength of Hickory hardwood flooring makes it easy to clean and care for, and ensures that your investment in hardwood flooring will last for years to come.

Wide plank floors: a more luxurious option for Hickory hardwood flooring.

When you want to add style and elegance to your home or business, Carlisle wide plank Hickory hardwood flooring delivers in spades. Our wide plank floors use boards that are 4-12” in width – much wider than traditional commercial floorboards that may be only 2 ¼ inches wide. A wide plank floor allows the grain and the personality of the wood to become a distinctive design feature. Additionally, there are far fewer seams in Hickory hardwood flooring, making any room seem more spacious and every floor more unique. Wide planks also make Hickory hardwood flooring even stronger and more durable.

Is Hickory hardwood flooring right for you?

At Carlisle, we recommend wide plank Hickory hardwood flooring if you want:
• A floor that will last years with minimal maintenance.
• A surface that can be easily stained to a wide range of colors.
• A floor that is more impervious to dents and dings.
• An interior style with an older, rustic feel.

Options for customizing Hickory hardwood flooring.

There are many ways to customize Hickory hardwood flooring to create a one-of-a-kind surface for your home or business. At Carlisle, you can order both engineered and solid Hickory flooring. In a solid floor, each board is made from a single piece of hardwood, while an engineered floor uses multiple layers (or plies) to create floorboards that are more resistant to changes in temperature and humidity. An engineered floor is ideal for below-ground settings like basements, or for installation over concrete slabs or radiant heat, where average humidity tends to be higher overall You also have the option of ordering unfinished Hickory flooring or prefinished Hickory flooring. An unfinished floor must be sanded, stained and sealed on site, while a prefinished floor arrives ready for immediate installation – without the mess and inconvenience associated with an on-site finish. Prefinished Hickory hardwood flooring can also be treated with stronger sealants in the factory than are allowed in residential or commercial settings, helping to provide another layer of protection. With Hickory hardwood flooring, you have a wide range of color options to choose from when staining your floor – from a whitewash that yields a very light floor to a “Blacksmith” stain that gives floors a dark and smoky look. New floors can be textured to create the appearance of original Hickory flooring. Techniques that distress, replicate the look of historical flooring, with saw marks, watermarks, hand-scraped edges and footworn boards. Finally, installing Hickory hardwood flooring in a parquet pattern like Chevron or Herringbone can elevate a wide plank floor with an even greater sense of style and elegance. CTA

Beyond Hickory hardwood flooring: additional choices in wood.

While Hickory hardwood flooring offers distinct beauty and durability, Carlisle offers a variety of other hardwood floors that include:
• Ash, and amazingly dense and durable wood with hues that run from cream to blonde to rich nutty brown.
• Birch, with grain patterns in subtle swirls and flam -like effects and color that ranges from rich reddish-brown to warm amber and blonde.
• Brown Maple, featuring varying hues of rich brown, golden amber and subtle and consistent grain patterns.
• Cherry, offering deep red tones that darken to a burnished auburn color as the wood ages.
• Red Oak, one of the most popular choices in hardwood flooring, featuring deep salmon tones in the heartwood.
• Walnut, with complex grain patterns, magnificent chocolate hues and surprising auburn undertones.
• White Maple, a strikingly beautiful wood with cleaner and lighter hues that enable a more neutral flooring option.
• White Oak, a light, nutty brown wood with dramatic grain features.
• Eastern White Pine, featuring dense grain patterns with subtle knots.
• Heart Pine, offering a warm patina and rich colors that range from pumpkin and amber to darker hues.

Beyond Hickory hardwood flooring: additional choices in wood.

While Hickory hardwood flooring offers distinct beauty and durability, Carlisle offers a variety of other hardwood floors that include:

• Ash, and amazingly dense and durable wood with hues that run from cream to blonde to rich nutty brown.
• Birch, with grain patterns in subtle swirls and flam -like effects and color that ranges from rich reddish-brown to warm amber and blonde.
• Brown Maple, featuring varying hues of rich brown, golden amber and subtle and consistent grain patterns.
• Cherry, offering deep red tones that darken to a burnished auburn color as the wood ages.
• Red Oak, one of the most popular choices in hardwood flooring, featuring deep salmon tones in the heartwood.
• Walnut, with complex grain patterns, magnificent chocolate hues and surprising auburn undertones.
• White Maple, a strikingly beautiful wood with cleaner and lighter hues that enable a more neutral flooring option.
• White Oak, a light, nutty brown wood with dramatic grain features.
• Eastern White Pine, featuring dense grain patterns with subtle knots.
• Heart Pine, offering a warm patina and rich colors that range from pumpkin and amber to darker hues.