hickory hardwood flooring FargoHardwood flooring is easy to come by in Fargo! Whether you choose the ever-popular red oak or go with the gorgeous wood grain of maple, hardwood floors are an investment that will last you and your family a lifetime.

At Floor Coverings International Fargo, our goal is to make sure that our customers have as much information as possible so that they can make an informed decision for their homes. To that end, we’re delighted to highlight a beautiful hardwood of legendary strength: hickory.

What is Hickory Hardwood?

Hickory hardwood, from the genus Carya, includes 19 different species—and surprisingly, 12 of those are native to North America! That means that hickory is a fantastic choice for Fargo homeowners looking for a domestic hardwood species. Hickory is also closely related to the pecan tree, and just like pecans, hickory trees produce edible nuts!

Homeowners, athletes, architects, and grill-masters should all be familiar with hickory, being one of the most versatile trees on the North American continent. Hickory has long been a favorite choice for tool handles, baseball bats, paddles, and flooring because of its incredible strength. In fact, with a Janka rating of 1820, hickory is easily one of the most durable species of hardwood native to North America. And don’t forget, the wood-chips also create a delightful smoky flavor for barbecuing!

Advantages of Hickory Hardwood Flooring

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Here are a few other reasons you might choose hickory hardwood for the floors in your Fargo home:

  • Lighter wood tones help brighten up dark spaces and provide contrast against dark furniture, walls, rugs, or artwork.
  • Extreme durability makes hickory perfect for high-traffic areas like hallways, staircases, and entryways—but don’t forget that you can also use hickory in just about any room in your house!
  • Unique wood grain features bold, dark stripes, making hickory a dynamic design feature in your home.
  • Stain and finish hickory in a variety of colors to match your design goals.
  • Hickory is more climate-stable than many other domestic wood species.

Start Your Next Hickory Hardwood Project Today

The hardwood experts at Floor Coverings International Fargo are proud to serve the greater Fargo, West Fargo, Cass County area, so it’s easy to schedule a free, in-home consultation. Book an appointment with our mobile showroom to talk with our experts and browse our products without ever leaving your home!

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