Technical specie specifications for Hickory from Fantastic Floor - Discount Exotic and Domestic Hardwood Flooring, Prefinished Solid Flooring, Unfinished Solid Flooring and Engineered Flooring.
Hickory Hardwood Flooring
- Scientific Name, Other Names: Pecan Carya spp, Bitter pecan, Hickory, Pecan hickory, Sweet pecan, Nutmeg Hickory, Bitternut, Bitternut hickory, Pignut Hickory, Shellbark Hickory, Shagbark Hickory, Mockernut Hickory, Swamp hickory, Water hickory, Wild pecan, Bitter pecan Nogal morado, Nuez encarcelada
- Description: The distinctive and numerous shades of brown inherent in a Hickory hardwood floor create remarkable contrasts that, along with its intricate grain patterns, are nothing short of spectacular. Not only is Hickory naturally striking in the aesthetic sense, but it is also the hardest of all North American woods. Hickory has been admired for quite some time in the U.S. and abroad for both its beauty and strength, being traditionally used for decorative paneling and furniture veneer as well as for tool handles and pallets. Because of this combination of durability and powerful color contrasts, Hickory makes a versatile and attractive flooring material well-suited for any style of home.
- Janka Hardness: 1,820 pounds
- Strength (MOR): 13,700 psi
- Stiffness (MOE): 1,730 1000 psi
- Density (KG/m3): 735
- Tangential Shrinkage: 8.9 %
- Radial Shrinkage: 4.9 %
- About: Hickory hardwood flooring is one of the most versatile and popular choices on the market with a wide range of sizes, colors, and surface treatments to choose from. Fantastic Floor offers Hickory hardwood flooring from 3/8" to 3/4" thick, 2 1/4" to 7 1/2" wide, and up to 7' long. Hickory hardwood flooring is available prefinished and unfinished in both solid and engineered flooring formats. Fantastic Floor also offers Hickory prefinished wall panels which provide a striking decorative accent to any room.
- Family: Carya spp
- Tree Characteristics: Hickory trees can grow from 65-130 ft tall with trunk diameters up to 4 ft.
- Geographic Area: Hickory trees grow across the eastern and central United States and into Mexico.
- Color: Hickory heartwood tends to be light to medium brown with a reddish hue; hickory sapwood is a paler yellowish brown.
- Photosensitivity: Hickory hardwood flooring is not light sensitive.
- Luster: Hickory wood has a low natural luster.
- Grain: Hickory wood typically has a straight grain though it can occasionally be wavy.
- Texture: Hickory wood has a medium texture.
- Drying Characteristics: It is best to acclimate Hickory hardwood flooring prior to installation; 2 weeks for solid hickory flooring and 1 week for engineered hickory flooring.
- Working Characteristics: Hickory hardwood flooring is well-known for its very good strength and shock resistance. As with all hardwood floors, it is important to keep relative humidity levels in the home between 35% and 50% when installing hardwood floors and for the life of the floor..
- Durability Rating: Hickory hardwood floors are extremely tough and resilient.
- Applications: Hickory hardwood flooring, tool handles, drumsticks, furniture, cabinetry, ladder rungs, dowels, sporting goods such as bats, archery equipment, and skis. Please note, unfinished Hickory flooring is sold in open, strapped bundles and not sold in boxes. Prefinished solid Hickory flooring and prefinished engineered Hickory flooring are sold in boxes. Hickory hardwood flooring must be purchased in full bundles or boxes. Box and bundle sizes may vary.
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