Hickory Flooring

Hickory flooring has characteristics of the Hickory tree. Hickory the sapwood is white to cream. Heartwood is tan to dark brown. Hickory has a close grain with moderate grain patterning. Grain can be similar to oak. Hickory is slightly harder than red oak. Hickory is slightly less stability than oak. Hickory is a tough wood and hard to sand. Occasionally pieces of pecan are mixed in with hickory and it is almost impossible to tell the difference.

Grades

Select conservation hickory flooring

Boards are clear with colors ranging from white to tan. Most of the tree is represented by this grade, knots and checking are not permitted. Called conservation by the Sampsons given that this grade is a very sustainable use of the tree.

Face Widths

3” up to 8” select conservation

Accent Strips

3/4” up to 2 1/2” available in all grades

Thickness

25/32”

Lengths

ranges available, Hickory usually averages between 5’ to 7’

Milling

Tongue and groove with back relief.
Endmatching option available.
Flooring can be ordered with endmatching (a tongue or groove at the end of board length).

Fun facts/ traditional uses

spokes for wheels, vehicle bodies, shafts for golf clubs, lacrosse stocks, skis, drum sticks, tops of heavy fishing rods