We install hardwood in homes throughout Carmel and Indianapolis. That gives us a pretty good idea of what’s popular in any given year. For a long time, oak has been the most popular wood flooring on the market. Whether it was a new construction or a remodel, everyone wanted the classic look and durability of this all-American hardwood. But now, we’re seeing a growing interest toward other species. Today, many homeowners are looking into hickory flooring to differentiate their homes.
Like oak, hickory is a tried and true hardwood. It’s a tough, durable product that can take some real abuse, which means you can enjoy this flooring for years with the proper maintenance. But what draws most people to hickory flooring is its character.
When we talk about “character” in hardwood flooring, we’re talking about the distinctive graining, colorations, and natural variations of a product. With hickory, its grain can add a great deal of interest to any room with its gentle lines and swirls. Because it’s not as linear in grain as oak or as slick as maple, hickory can add a real softness to a room.
Hickory is available in a variety of colors ranging from light blond to true brown to deep gray. And of course, when we say “hickory,” we aren’t simply limiting ourselves to hardwood – you’ll also find hickory-look flooring available in resilient, laminate and porcelain planks. Without a doubt there’s a product out there that will work for you.
Interested in more information on this hot hardwood trend? We can help. Contact us for more information on which hickory product is right for you.