November 13, 2009, Newsletter Issue #5: Hardwood Flooring Species: Pecan/Hickory

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Janka Hardness Scale Rating: 1820

One of the harder species of wood flooring available, Pecan or Hickory wood is ideal for busy areas of your home, such as the kitchen. It retains a smooth finish under friction. This species also stains well, should you choose to alter its sapwood's natural blond color. (The heartwood of pecan is reddish-brown.) Expect a straight grain, with a few irregularities and a coarse texture.

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