Hickory is related to the pecan tree, and once cut it is difficult to tell them apart. Hickory while not quite as stable as some of the other woods, is quite hard. The grain of the hickory is closed and tighter together, so if you like the look of a grainy wood, but not too grainy like the oak, then Hickory is for you. It also comes in a wide variety of colours because the sapwood is a white, creamy colour, and can be easily stained. Hickory has a tendency to take on moisture quicker than other species and therefore must be installed on delivery.
Grades: Character grade has a natural appearance displaying the full characteristics of the hardwood floor. All colour variations occurring naturally in the species are allowed. Small surface knots, flags, worm holes which occur naturally in the forest, and some mineral streaks are allowed. Splits, checks, holes, or voids, which is a wide space in the grain, are not allowed.
Featuring a premium wire-brushed technique, Legend Series is characterized by the distinct open grain presentation of the wood. The wire-brushed process enhanced the textural definition of each plank and highlights the natural texture of high-grain species. The natural beauty of knots and character impressions are emphasized and create an aged appearance. The soft sheen camouflages impressions, making this an ideal choice for high traffic environments.