carmel hardwood flooringAt Floor Coverings International of Carmel, we help homeowners in the greater Carmel, Fishers, Zionsville, McCordsville, Westfield area find their dream flooring. For many Hoosiers, this is hickory hardwood. Hickory is a gorgeous hardwood option that truly embodies the rustic authenticity of Carmel, Indiana. Read on for more information about this truly unique flooring option.

Rustic Charm

Hickory isn’t the most popular hardwood, but it is a great option for homeowners looking to make a statement with their flooring. It ranges in color from white to dark brown—sometimes in the same piece! This dramatic grain pattern makes for unforgettable floors that will leave a lasting impression on your guests. Because of the large variability in pattern, hickory looks best in a wide plank. Hickory as strip hardwood—that is, hardwood boards that are less than three inches in width—tend to look busy.

Built Strong

Hickory has a Janka hardness rating of 1,820. This makes it one of the strongest domestic hardwoods that we sell at Floor Coverings International of Carmel. As a result, your hickory floors will be resistant to dings and scratches, as well as gradual wear. It’s a great option for busy families and pet owners. With minimal maintenance, hickory floors can provide their characteristic warmth for generations.


Hickory is endemic to the eastern United States, where it is sustainably grown and harvested. When you choose hickory hardwood, you are choosing an environmentally friendly flooring option. You are also investing in the American economy.

Schedule a Free Consultation

At Floor Coverings International of Carmel, we believe that the best way to purchase new floors is from the comfort of your home. That is why we pioneered our mobile showrooms. Simply book an appointment with one of our highly-trained design associates, and next thing you know, you will be comparing hardwood samples from your living room couch. Call today to book your complimentary appointment and find the hardwood of your dreams.

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