Whether you are just starting to plan our your flooring redesign or you are trying to narrow down a specific type of hardwood, it is probably time to consider hickory hardwood from Floor Coverings International of Cape Cod. Here are three reasons why it might be the perfect upgrade to your Barnstable home.

1. An Upgrade In Appearance

As the saying goes, you only get one chance to make a first impression. Well, the same goes for your floors, so it better be a good one.

Much of hickory’s beauty comes from what makes it different from other hardwoods like maple or oak. Hickory has very distinct gradients – or streaks of different colors – that create an eye-popping contrast from the natural color of the wood. In many cases, the grain is significantly darker than the naturally light wood, which makes for a stunning visual. It might not be for every home design, but many homeowners in the Barnstable area love how each piece of wood is distinct from the others around it.

2. Long-lasting Durability

You may not have ever heard of the Janka Scale of Hardness, but it’s about to become your friend.

The Janka Hardness Scale ranks every hardwood on a scale of 0-4,000 based on how durable it is. Here’s where it gets good: Hickory, with a Janka score of 1,820, is the hardest known wood naturally found in the United States. Whether you have kids and pets that could damage a floor or there is a chance you drop a pan while cooking, hickory hardwood takes away the fear when it comes to scratches, dents, chips, and breaks.

3. Price & Value

You love the way it looks, and you like the way it will hold up for years to come, but what about the price? Anything this beautiful and this durable must come at an expensive price point, right? Not so! Hickory hardwood is comparable in price to other popular hardwoods like red and white oak, so it’s likely to fall within your budget if you were already considering natural wood floors.

It’s also important to consider the future value that any flooring project adds to a home. Because hickory is more untraditional in its appearance than a typical hardwood, it can have a varied effect on the added value to a home. It’s a more specific taste, so for the right buyer, it can have a dramatic impact.

Take the Next Step

Here at Floor Coverings International of Cape Cod we are determined to help you make the perfect flooring choice for your needs, and we think hickory flooring could be a great option for your home. Call us or schedule a free in-home estimate so we can further assist you make your dream home a reality.

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