Hickory is the hardest North America wood (commercially available). It makes an extremely durable hardwood floor, though it is less moisture stable than the oaks.
Mesa Grade Hickory
In our Mesa grade, Hickory will contain color variation, knots up to 2” in diameter, including open knots, holes up to 3/4” in diameter, cracks which don’t compromise the integrity of the flooring, along with other character marks. We do allow edge defect and small, infrequent traces of grey stain. Mesa grade Hickory results in a floor with lots of character and contrast. Lengths of planks vary from 1’ to 10’, with an approximate average of 5’.
Madera Grade Hickory
Our Madera grade Hickory will contain a range of color, knots (both sound and open) up to 2” in diameter, holes up to ½” in diameter, some cracks and pith, unlimited sapwood, along with other occasional character marks. We do allow edge defect in this grade but some clear boards are also included. Lengths of planks vary from 1’ to 10’, with an average of about 5’+. This grade results in a floor with an overall rustic appearance, but with some clear boards and very nice length.
Casa Grade Hickory
In our Casa grade, Hickory will contain color variation and knots up to 1-1/2” in diameter, along with other occasional character marks. Small open holes up to 1/4” in diameter are also allowed. We do not allow any edge defect. The grey sap stain often associated with Hickory is also not allowed in this grade
Casa grade Hickory results in a floor with beautiful contrasting tones, and sound defect requiring very little fill. Lengths of planks vary from 1’ to 10’, with an average of about 5’.
Hacienda Grade Hickory
Hacienda, our Select grade, has less extreme variations in color than Casa grade. It is almost free from knots, with only occasional small pin knots (up to 3/16” in diameter) allowed. Grey stain is not allowed in Hacienda Hickory. Lengths of planks vary from 1’ to 10’, with the average of 5’. This creates a floor with a refined look with more consistent color and long length.
Our Buckboard flooring features a special surface texture that preserves some of the random circle-saw and band-saw marks that were made when the log was first cut into boards. These sawmarks are subdued with our process of wirebrushing and polishing. A bevel on the sides also softens the edges of the planks. A staining process that accentuates the saw marks can be done during installation. Buckboard flooring results in a rustic antique look, featuring some original saw marks, but still designed for everyday living.
Contains: circle-saw and/or band-saw marks; some small areas of overwood and underwood where deeper saw marks occur; color variation; knots up to 2” in diameter; open holes up to ¾” diameter; cracks which don’t compromise the integrity of the flooring; other character marks.. Any defect found in rough lumber such as crayon marks and water marks can occur near sawmarks. The rustic character is allowed anywhere on the face of the planks. Lengths of planks vary from 1’ to 10’, with an average of 5’.