What Is The Best Hickory Flooring Option and Alternative?

By Lisa Hobbie Created: November, 2020 - Modified: March, 2023

When thinking about hardwood flooring and hardwood alternatives, hickory may be among your top choices… and for good reason! Hickory flooring is a popular favorite among hardwood fans, as it has such rich aesthetic appeal and beauty that sets it apart from its competitive counterparts. It has numerous distinct features, from bold knots, markings, and color variations to a hardness that holds up well in high traffic areas. It is very durable and damage resistant, and it is relatively easy to maintain. 

Prefinished hickory flooring options are among the most popular choices, as their beautiful stain and versatile finish provide for a fabulously finished product immediately after installation. 

Magnitude Premium Laminate LVP

Magnitude Premium Vinyl Flooring Planks
Magnitude Premium Luxury Vinyl Planks are a great hickory flooring alternative that is scuff and stain resistant. This product is suitable for virtually any setting, as the high quality, luxury vinyl features a wood grain appearance - without the sometimes fragility that hardwood presents. 

It is certified Floor Score by SCS Global Service. This product is relatively easy to clean and maintain, too. The flooring should just be swept regularly to remove dust and dirt. Be careful not to use too much water, and never use wax, polish, abrasive cleaner, or scouring agents. A mild detergent can be used; just be sure to rinse the floor adequately. Keep in mind that the planks can be slippery when wet. 

Each plank is 7 inches wide by 48 inches and 5mm thick. It features a 0.5mm wear layer and beveled edges. It comes with a 17-year manufacturer’s warranty.

This lvp flooring is available in a beautiful toasted hickory color as well as various oak and pine colors.

Greatmats offers a number of other flooring solutions for sale for hardwood lovers. Although not hickory-specific, many of the products offer a variety of designs that resemble various wood grain patterns. From wood grain foam tiles to various floating floor products, Greatmats has many products that would compliment the hickory flooring solutions, or that could satisfy the desire to have a woodgrain finish at an affordable price. 

With light and dark options, natural unfinished looks, rustic designs, and distressed finishes, there is a product to suit just about any design preference. 
When you’re ready to purchase your hickory flooring, let Greatmats go to work for you! Simply reach out to the staff at Greatmats to learn more about the featured hickory products, or, to inquire about the other wood grain flooring options available. Regardless of the product you choose, you simply can’t go wrong when you purchase your flooring from Greatmats.