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.
Superior’s Original Series hardwood is what put the name Superior Hardwood Flooring at the very forefront of the competitive hardwood flooring industry. Original Series flooring is a brand synonymous with excellence and has a reputation of quality that is widely recognized throughout the local market and beyond. Available in several grade options according to variations in the wood’s natural colour, and available in low sheen or semi-gloss finishes.
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.