Hickory #1 Common Grade (also known as 2nd Grade) Unfinished Solid Hardwood Flooring will have a greater variation between heartwood and sapwood. Expect the flooring to contain dime-sized knots and small surface mineral streaks sporadic throughout the flooring. Hardwood Floor Depot’s #1 Common Grade is processed to NWFA (National Wood Flooring Association) Rules allowing some knots and mineral streaks throughout the wood flooring along with the variation between the sapwood and heartwood throughout the flooring.
Hickory flooring is harder and more durable than almost any other type of hardwood flooring and is great for high traffic areas. Hardwood Floor Depot works solely with NWFA certified manufacturers that start the milling process with wood that is kiln dried for 30 days at 350 degrees giving more prominent strength and quality to our material. Hickory hardwood flooring is the strongest Domestic wood available. Hardwood Floor Depot offers our Hickory #1 Common Grade (2nd Grade) wood flooring in 1’-7’ random length bundles. Average lengths will be between 2 3/4’-3’ long with longer length boards available upon request. The flooring will have a four-sided tongue and groove for ease of installation. Recommended waste factor for this grade is between 8%-10%.