hickory hardwood floor in brandywine valleyWhat is it?

Hickory hardwood flooring is a type of hardwood known for its durability and design versatility. Like other hardwoods it can add warmth and character to any Brandywine Valley home and is appropriate for almost any room. It does offer a few challenges that homeowners should be aware of, namely its difficulty to install and susceptibility to moisture.


As its name suggests hickory hardwood is made from Hickory trees. It’s extremely strong and offers a level of durability that many other hardwood varieties can’t compete with, making it ideal for active homes. Particularly in rooms that receive a great deal of foot traffic, it can sustain heavy drops and scrapes.

In addition to its durability hickory is also highly versatile. It’s available in polished or rustic tones, and leaves the design direction to its surroundings. If you’re interested in finishing your entire home with hickory hardwood it provides the opportunity to drastically contrast design according to room, because it compliments many different styles well.


Although hickory is extremely durable its strength can become a burden when it comes to floor installation. This variety of hardwood is difficult to saw, sand, and nail even with power tools, and therefore it’s not recommended that homeowners try to install it on their own. Luckily, the professionals at Floor Coverings International Brandywine Valley complete the floor installation process from start to finish, including furniture removal and replacement, so this won’t be an issue for most homeowners.

Like other hardwood floor varieties, this type of hardwood is also susceptible to moisture, and can expand and contract. Although very strong, it’s less stable than other varieties when exposed to liquids, so homeowners should clean up spills right away.

Here at Floor Coverings International Brandywine Valley we look forward to helping you find the perfect hardwood for your home. Hardwood is a material you can’t go wrong with. Call us today! We proudly serve the greater Elkton, Kennett Square, Chester County areas and provide free estimates.

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