Pecan Hardwood Flooring

wood-sample-pecan-largePecan is common in the Eastern United States, especially in the south. Tree height ranges from 60 to 120 feet. The pecan is the most important native North American nut tree and it is the state tree of Texas. Pecan was a Native American name given to any nut hard enough to require cracking with a stone.

Pecan flooring is a great way to add warmth and interest to your home. The sapwood of pecan is pale brown while the heartwood is reddish-brown in color. The species has a straight, sometimes irregular grain and is coarse in texture. Pecan wood can be combined with hickory wood for a great variation of color and durability - since both are very durable and shock resistant. Pecan is an extremely hard wood. It is a little over a third harder than white oak and over twenty-five percent harder than hard maple. Pecan is used for veneers, furniture, cabinets, fuel wood, and sub-flooring as well. Due to the high shock resistant qualities of pecan wood, it is also used for baseball bats and ax handles.

A rustic pecan floor can provide a homey, country feel to a residence. Like hickory, pecan wood flooring is used in log cabins because the color of the wood complements the pine log walls. This floor will instantly make any area of your home feel warmer and more welcoming.

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