Solid Hickory Flooring

The beauty of solid Hickory flooring.

Solid Hickory flooring has a beauty and strength like no other hardwood. As one of the most durable surfaces available, Hickory flooring is incredibly resilient and resistant to scratches, dings and other damage, making for more durable hardwood floors for high-traffic areas of a home or business. In colors that range from caramel and beige to cinnamon and vibrant auburn, Hickory hardwood flooring works well with a wide range of interior designs and is an especially good fit for more casual or rustic settings. Intricate grain patterns marked by knots and mineral streaks add lots of visual interest and help to make solid Hickory flooring a great choice for a stunning surface on which to live or work.

Adding elegance with wide plank solid Hickory flooring.

Wide plank floors take solid Hickory flooring to a whole new level of beauty and luxury. A wide plank floor from Carlisle uses floor boards that can be as much as 20″ wide and up to 12″ long. As a result, wide plank solid Hickory flooring makes rooms seem more spacious and floors seem less busy, as there are far fewer joints than with a standard commercial hardwood floor. And while the tensile strength of Hickory is among the hardest of hardwood floors, wide plank solid Hickory flooring adds another degree of strength and durability because there are fewer seams overall.

What are the advantages of solid Hickory flooring?

Carlisle customers often choose wide plank solid Hickory flooring when they want floor that will be a centerpiece of their home for years to come. The durability of this hardwood allows a Hickory floor to keep its pristine form longer, even in high-use areas. Hickory is a great choice for California bungalows, country estates and cabins by the lake that may want a more casual and antique flooring design. And because Hickory can be stained in many colors from a light whitewash to a very dark and smoky gray, it is the perfect flooring choice for a wide range of interior styles.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is prefinished solid Hickory flooring?

Prefinished Hickory flooring is sanded, stained and sealed at our manufacturing facility before being delivered to a home or business for installation. Ordering prefinished flooring can speed installation and avoid the mess and inconvenience of the sanding, staining and ceiling that unfinished Hickory flooring requires on site. Prefinished flooring also allows the manufacturer to add stronger layers of sealant to protect the floor. While some prefinished flooring has a cheap, plastic look, Carlisle prefinished flooring offers the same quality and excellence in look and feel as our unfinished flooring.

What is engineered Hickory flooring?

In solid Hickory flooring, each plank is made from a single piece of Hickory timber. Engineered Hickory flooring is made with multiple layers or plies of material that are glued together to form a strong core which is more resistant to changes in temperature and humidity. The top layer is made of Hickory hardwood, while the sub layers may be made of plywood, fiberboard or a hardwood like Birch. Engineered Hickory flooring is ideal for installation in basements, over radiant heating systems or on concrete slabs. While some engineered floors look and feel less solid than traditional hardwood flooring, Carlisle has perfected a technique that makes our engineered and solid Hickory flooring virtually indistinguishable.

What is distressed solid Hickory flooring?

Solid Hickory flooring can be textured or distressed to make a new floor appear as if it was salvaged from centuries-old buildings. Distressed Hickory flooring may have marks that appear to come from the cuts made at sawmills, or soft edges and worn areas that look as if the boards have been walked on for decades. Handscraped Hickory flooring features a technique that replicates the handcrafted cuts that craftsman once used to try to create straight edges before installing wood floors.

What are tips on how to clean solid Hickory flooring?

You can clean solid Hickory flooring as you would any other hardwood floor. One of the simplest cleaning solutions, vinegar and water, is actually the most effective and is safe for both floors and the environment. Simply mix 1 or 2 ounces of vinegar with 2 gallons of water and apply lightly to floors before mopping. Vinegar has a natural acidity that helps to loosen dirt and contaminants.

How durable is solid Hickory flooring?

Solid Hickory flooring has a Janka hardness rating of 1820, which is significantly higher than other popular types of hardwood like Maple (1450), White Oak (1360) or Red Oak (1290).

Expect unsurpassed service when you order solid Hickory flooring from Carlisle.

The quality of our solid Hickory flooring is matched only by the quality of the relationships we forge with our customers. Our customer service is unsurpassed in attentiveness to your needs and attention to detail. Offering expert guidance at every turn, we make the entire process of creating and designing solid Hickory flooring as pleasurable as living or working on your new hardwood floor. If you have a strong idea for the kind of floor you want wood, color, grade, texture, structure and pattern we will work diligently to make sure you get exactly what you need. But if you’re unsure about what your final Carlisle floor might look like, our team will guide you through all the choices to make sure your solid Hickory flooring meets your high expectations and our exacting standards.

Why Carlisle is your best source for solid Hickory flooring.

Widely known for leadership and innovation in hardwood flooring, Carlisle has been producing extraordinary masterpieces in wood since 1966. From solid Hickory flooring to prefinished White Oak floors and engineered Maple flooring, every Carlisle wide plank floor is specifically handcrafted for each homeowner or business owner and is a unique expression of their sense of beauty and style. Our sustainable forestry practices enable us to preserve natural resources while harvesting only the best timber for our hardwood floors. And our New England craftsman are true artisans with a commitment to perfection that ensures that your Carlisle wide plank floor will be a stunning and one-of-a-kind design feature that will welcome and delight you every time you cross the threshold.