Hickory Select and Better Grade (also known as 1st Grade) Unfinished Solid Hardwood Flooring will have the most uniform appearance of all the grades. However, it still inherently has color variations in heartwood and sapwood being virtually knot or mineral streak free. Our Select and Better Grade is processed to NWFA (National Wood Flooring Association) Rules allowing exceptionally negligible character marks (less than 3%) yet is known to be extremely predictable in overall color and grain variety throughout the entire wood 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 Select and Better Grade flooring in 1’-7’ random length bundles. Average lengths will be between 3’-3 ½’ with longer lengths available at 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%.