Differences between hickory and oak floors

- Dec 09, 2019-

Both hickory and oak floors are worth considering as hardwood flooring options. When you decide to use wood floor for your house decoration, between hickory floors and oak floors which one is more suitable? Let’s take a look according to bellow aspects.


Let’s start with the Janka Hardness which determines the resistance of wood species to denting and wear. The higher the number, the tougher the wood is.

Hickory: 1820

White Oak: 1360

Red Oak: 1290

Hickory is the hardest of the woods while White Oak is the most stable of these materials.


Oak Flooring. Oak flooring is unlike other hardwood flooring materials due to open porous grains revealing the true characteristics of this flooring, further increasing the demand. It can match with houses in any style.

Hickory Flooring.This wood is known and highly sought after because of its exceptionally beautiful color variations that range from dark brown, brownish-red, coffee, to almost white. It has the ability to add warmth and light into just about any room with ease. The wood also features attractive knots and mineral streaks that enhance the characteristics of the flooring.

Increased Value

Oak Flooring. Oak flooring is a great choice if you think you may ever want to sell your property. Many people like oak, when buyers see the property equipped with this type of flooring then they would be willing to pay more.

Hickory Flooring. With hickory floors being so popular, it may be easier to sell your home if you have hickory instead of mostly carpet. If you are selling then potential buyers will be enchanted by the warmth and elegance that the flooring adds to the room.


Oak Flooring. You can choose from a wide range of colors and styles with oak flooring which means that you will definitely be able to find something to suit your tastes. And due to its variety, whether you choose to have it in the living room, the bathroom or even the bedroom, it will look harmonious no matter where it is.

Hickory Flooring. You can buy this flooring in a variety of styles, colors, widths and patterns. You can buy hickory in a wide range of finishes, so you can use it regardless of whether you want light or dark floors. Also, you can easily change the style and the floor will still match unlike some carpets and titles that may only match with certain themes and styles. It is probably the clearest example of today’s flooring that offers the comfort and richness of a room to an entire house.