- Wood: Hickory (American Hickory)
- Grade: Cabin Grade
- Stain: Natural
- Width: 5
- Warranty: 50 Years
- Min. Order Qty: 200SF
- SKU: H4LPHP5HKYCG20BW
- Species: Hickory
- Width: 5"
- Thickness: 3/4"
- Grade: Cabin grade
- Random Lengths of 9"-32"
- Prefinished Hardwood Flooring
- Sq.ft per bundle: 21.75 sf
The Benefits of Hickory Flooring in Your Home
Sitting high on the Janka hardness scale with a score of 1850, Hickory hardwoods are very strong and durable. Because of their strength, these hardwoods can withstand the wear and tear of day-to-day living in your household. Hickory is a suitable flooring for your home if children and large animals are frequenters of the space. The hardwood can withstand the brunt of dropped toys and the scraping of pawed feet.
Hickory is also suitable as a backdrop for a range of design styles. It comes in a host of tones and grades. Colors range from a light beige or yellow, to a reddish or rich dark-brown. With a straight or wavy grain, natural imperfections like knots are also present in various Hickory flooring grades, some more or less than others, which presents either a polished or a rustic look.
With such variety, this flooring can meet the needs of a multitude of design styles for your home. Whether the style is rustic, modern or eclectic, Hickory can make a powerful impact.
Considering its strength and hardiness, it's warmth, natural flaws -- and its test through time -- hardwood flooring may be the perfect option for you.
Lifetime of Beauty
To preserve the beauty of your hardwood flooring for a lifetime, all of our prefinished hardwood flooring is protected by seven layers of UV Cured Polyurethane infused with Ceramic particles (aluminum oxide) for scratch resistance and gloss retention. The finishes are 100% solids with no volatile organic compounds (VOCs) that can be harmful to humans and the environment. The finish is cured instantly by UV lights thus creating a safe yet extremely durable finish. This process provides the highest quality finish and durability in an environmentally friendly way.
What are the benefits of using rustic (utility / cabin) grade hardwood flooring?
1. Great Value for Your Money
If you’re on a budget, rustic grade hardwood flooring is an excellent way to cut renovation costs. The prefinished solid hardwood can save you HALF of what it would cost to purchase unfinished wood flooring alone.
2. Built-in Character
Hardwood flooring is REAL wood, a natural product, and will inherently have some imperfections. From knots to worm holes, this is what gives hardwood flooring its character. With the greater number of accepted flaws and blemishes, rustic grade can bring added warmth and personality into your home. Designers go out of their way to intentionally bang up furniture and flooring to achieve this authentic, lived-in look.
Hardwood flooring is a great addition to your home. It adds warmth, style, and ups the property value. Depending on the species and grade of wood however, it could cost you quite the pretty penny. But there’s one type of hardwood flooring that may have gone under your radar. It’s called rustic grade hardwood flooring and it can save you a lot of cash while still providing the character you crave.
What is cabin grade hardwood flooring?
Prefinished hardwood flooring comes in a variety of grades. Rustic grade—also known as utility grade, cabin grade, and #2 common—is one of the lowest of them all. Rustic grade accepts a range of defects, including medium to small knots, missing tongues, sander burns, short pieces, and splits. But “at the bottom” doesn’t mean bad. Sure, it lacks first grade standards, but rustic grade hardwood flooring can still be a feasible option for your improvement projects, under the right conditions.
What types of defects can I expect to get in a lot of rustic grade hardwood flooring?
The types of defects in a lot may include but are not limited to:
Broken or missing tongues
Checks or splits
Choosing prefinished hardwood flooring is a smart choice for the environment. Wood itself is green; it’s a renewable resource with a much lower carbon foot print then plastics that are found in many carpets and some laminate flooring. Do you or a member of your family suffer from allergies? Prefinished hardwood floors are hypoallergenic. The finish will not give refuge to dust mites or microorganisms as carpets can; making hardwood flooring a smart choice for you’re the environment in your home!