Hickory hardwood floors: A classic beauty that endures

No other flooring option delivers the warmth, splendour and value of natural wood. Today there are countless colours available to choose from as well as different species, each with their unique characteristics. One species that has been growing in popularity in recent years for its rustic charm and ultra — durability is hickory.

A true North American classic, hickory is a slow growing species resulting in some of the hardest, most durable flooring found anywhere. Hickory has been used for centuries by discerning homeowners looking for beauty, strength and a lasting impression.

According to designer Nancy Soccio of Dolce Design in Montreal, more and more consumers are looking for a rustic look from their flooring choices and have found durability, unique graining patterns and a wide range of colours with hickory wood floors.

“This species features an opulent appearance thanks to its pronounced contrasting shades and range of natural tones,” she explained. “Hickory’s rough, textured look harmonizes beautifully with rustic and modern decor alike. Its hardness and durability make it an excellent option for kitchens and high traffic areas.”

The wood typically comes in many shades ranging from golden beige to full-bodied brown.

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