Hickory hardwood flooring is a wonderful flooring choice for homeowners in the Huntsville and Madison County area. That’s because hickory has a remarkable combination of hardness and beauty that make it one of the most popular species of hardwood flooring available today.  Our experts at Floor Coverings International Huntsville offer a quick look at some characteristics of hickory hardwood flooring.

Hickory hardwood flooring


Hickory trees are comprised of 17-19 species but are separated in two main groupings: pecan hickory and true hickory.

Pecan hickory trees grow pecan nuts and are found in the south central region of North America.

True hickory trees are found in the eastern U.S. and Canada. They are slower to grow than pecan hickory trees and thus have tighter rings. These characteristics make true hickory one of the hardest and densest tree species in the world.


Hickory is so dense that it’s used for a variety of items regarded for their strength. Hockey sticks, golf clubs, tool handles, drumsticks, and wood burning stoves are all made from hickory. Hickory hardwood’s rating of 1820 on the Janka hardness scale places it in the upper echelon of hardwood flooring surfaces. It’s a fantastic flooring option for homes with children and pets because its incredible density means it can withstand all kinds of wear and tear.


Hickory flooring looks especially striking in homes with a rustic, vintage, or antique vibe. That’s because each grain of hickory hardwood is filled with its own distinctive charm. No two hickory hardwood planks look the same – and that’s what homeowners in the Huntsville and Madison County area love. The color palate of hickory hardwood flooring also has a wide range, as it’s available from dark brown to almost white.

We know you’re just getting started in your search for the perfect hardwood floors. Don’t hesitate to give our experts at Floor Coverings International Huntsville a call at the number below to schedule your free in-home estimate.

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