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Janka Hardness 1820 (what's this? )
Hickory is 144% as hard as Red Oak (1820 on the Janka scale vs. 1260 for Red Oak).
  • Flooring Trade Name
  • Botanical Name
    Juglandaceae, genus Carya
  • Lumber Trade Name(s)
    Hickory, Pecan
  • Origin
    North America
  • Description
    Hickory has a coarse-texture with a fine grain and is usually straight. It sometimes can be wavy or irregular and is the hardest, heaviest and strongest American wood.
  • Stability
    No information available at this time.
  • Safety/Allergic Reactions
    No information available at this time
  • Color Change (photo-sensitivity)
    Hickory is photo-sensitive.
  • Color Range
    Hickory has a sapwood that ranges in color from white to cream, with heartwood in tan or reddish brown shades.
  • Other Characteristics
    Although hickory hardwood floors are most often suited to a rustic or ranch-style home, they are not limited to that type of decorating or architecture styles. Different grades of hickory hardwood floors can be chosen to create an entirely different look depending on what you are trying to achieve.

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