Hickory is typically pale blonde to brown, with heart wood having slightly darker brown and reddish hues, with wavy grain accents and large pores. Slightly similar to oak in the sense that it has a wavy cathedral grain but less pronounced and more varied. Hickory is the hardest of the domestic wood species and a very popular choice , especially in engineered. Looks great wide plank and handscraped. Great choice for high traffic areas.
Janka Hardness scale: 1800 – 2200
Staining ability: Very good.
Available in over 30 colors, and finishes, many in wideplank and handscraped or wirebrushed textures, and is a very popular option especially in wide plank engineered.