Hickory Wood Floors

Your guide to beautiful hickory wood floors.

Hickory wood floors are among the most beautiful and durable surfaces you’ll find in residential and commercial settings. With a Janka hardness rating of 1820, hickory is among the strongest of hardwoods that are commonly used in flooring. Hickory flooring also has an exotic beauty marked by varied and distinct grain patterns that include mineral streaks and knots, with color hues that range from light to rich golden brown with auburn and reddish tints. Hickory stains easily, providing both light and dark hickory flooring options. Hickory wood floors are a perfect choice for contemporary interiors –everything from California bungalows to rustic retreats along the lake.

What are wide plank hickory wood floors?
Wide plank hickory wood floors are floors made with hickory boards that are 4-12” in width, rather than the standard 2 ¼” to 3” widths that are common in traditional wood flooring. Wide plank floors also tend to use longer boards – up to 14’ in length – helping to create a flooring surface with far fewer seams, which makes a room seem larger and less busy. Wide plank hickory wood floors also allow the grain, color and personality of the hickory timber to be more fully appreciated, creating stunning surfaces that elevate the beauty and style of home and business interiors. And while hickory wood floors are known for their tensile strength, wide plank hickory flooring provides even greater durability and resistance to wear over the years.

What are the benefits of hickory wood floors?

At Carlisle Wide Plank Floors, we suggest hickory wood floors when customers are interested in:

• A rustic look – hickory wood floors offer grain patterns and color hues that suggest a more rustic appearance, which is why hickory is often used in more casual spaces, homes and outdoor retreats.
• Long-lasting floors – the strength of hickory wood floors rivals the strength of steel, providing greater resistance to wear and damage.
• Low maintenance services – the durability of hickory wood floors makes them easy to clean.

All the ways to customize your hickory wood floors.

Hickory wood floors can be customized in any number of ways to create a unique and unforgettable surface for your home or business.

• Color. Hickory wood floors can be easily stained to a wide variety of colors – everything from a light, whitewashed look to a dark, smoky finish.

• Texture. Adding texture can create an appearance of an original hickory floor. Texture treatments include brushed, watermill, footworn and handscraped hickory flooring, adding a sense of age and personality to new hickory wood floors.

• Structure. Carlisle wide plank hickory wood floors are available both as engineered and solid hickory flooring. Where solid flooring is created with boards made of a single piece of hardwood, engineered flooring uses multiple layers of hardwood and other materials to create a floor that is suitable for locations that experience higher levels of humidity. The top layer, or wear layer, of engineered hickory wood floors is made from a hickory veneer, giving the floor the appearance of a solid wood floor.

• Width. The wider the board, the more interesting and luxurious the floor becomes. Choosing boards of consistent width offers a uniform look, while mixing widths provides more visual interest.

• Pattern. Installing hickory floors with a parquet pattern like a Chevron, Herringbone or Versailles pattern adds distinctive beauty and elegance.

• Finish. Carlisle offers both unfinished and prefinished hickory flooring. Prefinished flooring is sanded, stained and sealed at our facility, making the installation process faster and less messy and intrusive.

open kitchen concept with wide plank flooring

FAQ Title

Can you tell me how to whitewash White Oak floors?

You can apply whitewash to White Oak floors for a lighter, airier look. As with any stain, you must apply whitewash before finishing them. Floors that have already been finished must be stripped and sanded before staining. While whitewashing can be a do-it-yourself project, hiring a professional flooring expert will likely give you a cleaner and more uniform look.

Can White Oak floors be stained dark?

Yes. White Oak flooring can be stained in a variety of dark hues.

Can you stain White Oak floors?

White Oak Both is porous and absorbs stain easily. White Oak flooring can be stained in virtually any color.

How durable is White Oak flooring?

White Oak is a very hard and resilient wood, making it an excellent choice for residential flooring that is intended to last for years.

What’s the difference between Red and White Oak floors?

The most obvious difference between Red Oak floors and White Oak floors is the color – Red Oak is lighter with a more pinkish undertone, while White Oak tends to be darker with browner tints. White Oak is slightly harder than red Oak, making White Oak floors more resistant to denting.

What does White Oak flooring look like?

White Oak has nutty brown hues and dramatic grain patterns that may range from simple and sleek to intricate swirls. White Oak isn’t actually white – it’s actually darker than Red Oak.

Attention to detail makes installing Carlisle hickory wood floors easy.

When it comes to installing hickory wood floors, you’ll find that many installers prefer working with Carlisle. Our 50 years’ experience in designing and crafting residential and commercial floors enables us to produce hickory wood floors to your exact specifications, eliminating obstacles during installation. Wider, longer boards are easier to install, and Carlisle hickory wood floors can be installed with a combination of nails, staples and glue. And our prefinished hickory wood floors save time because there is no sanding, staining or finishing required at your location.

Carlisle: your premier source for hickory wood floors.

When you want the finest in wide plank hickory wood floors, Carlisle is your only choice. As a leading innovator in hardwood flooring since 1966, our business and reputation have been built on delivering products of the highest quality. Every Carlisle floor is a hand-crafted masterpiece that is a reflection of the homeowner’s or business owner’s sense of style. Offering unparalleled service and expert guidance at every step in the process, we ensure that your hickory wood floors will not only meet your exacting requirements and our high standards, but will continue to delight and warm you every time you enter your space.