“Cracking” Pecan Flooring

November 19, 2005
“cracking” pecan flooring
Pecan hardwood flooring will last a long time. Consider your options, ranging from a rustic pecan to pecan parquet floor. It’s softer than some of the hardwoods, but it’s beautiful.


There are a lot of people out there who want to get the best out of everything. The main things they look for in things they buy are quality, durability and affordability. If these are primary concerns while choosing the flooring for your home, look no further than Pecan flooring. Consider your options, ranging from a rustic pecan to pecan parquet floor. It’s softer than some of the hardwoods, but it’s beautiful.


Pecan trees have long been associated with the Deep South and the days of antebellum plantations. Pecans falling to the ground and people sitting around cracking them are natural occurrences in the South. And that is what most people think of when they think of the pecan tree. Pecan trees are grown all over North America, but most people assume that the South is the most common area.


Pecan trees make beautiful flooring that will look great in any room of your home. Pecan flooring is a great way to add warmth and interest to your home. The coloring of pecan flooring ranges from a pale brown to a dark, reddish brown that is sure to go with any decor. Pecan flooring is a welcome change from the numerous other flooring options that are primarily chemical in nature. Some of these are made out of harmful chemicals, posing serious threats to the people handling it and an even bigger threat during the disposal. Everyone knows that they are a real threat to the environment if not disposed properly. This is where natural flooring options like Pecan flooring can be a welcome relief for people who love the nature.


Some flooring manufacturers combine the pecan wood with hickory wood in their flooring manufacturing. This gives a great variation of color and makes for some very durable flooring. Pecan and hickory wood are both very durable woods and are shock resistant. This means that if you are in the kitchen and you drop a pot or pan, it is less likely that a ding will be left in the wood. In addition, if you have children, the hardness prevents their playing from doing any damage. Therefore, it is widely used in most places where you can expect heavy footfall or is susceptible to rough treatment.


Pecan hardwood flooring is particularly susceptible to frost and decay. It is very important to keep unfinished pecan wood dry because when it gets wet, it may shrink as it dries. This shrinkage is usually minimal, however, and will not occur if your floors have a finish coat on them to protect them. This is the reason why most experts recommend having a protective coating as soon as the flooring is laid. This will enhance the longevity of the flooring and saves you the trouble of frequent repairs and maintenance.


Pecan is an extremely hard wood. It may be hard to work using hand tools and does not take to nails very well. Screws or glue may be the best way to apply this flooring in your home. People who are not aware of this might commit the mistake of using nails or screws in the floor which can affect the quality and durability of the wood. This hardness is one of the greatest benefits of this wood, however.


Pecan wood is used for purposes other than flooring too. It is used for veneers, furniture, cabinets, fuel wood and sub-flooring too. It has been used for centuries and is an extremely durable wood that is great for just about any use, especially for floors! Due to the high shock resistant qualities of pecan, it is also used for baseball bats, ax handles, and many other items! Still, the primary application of pecan wood remains in flooring due to its widespread popularity and excellent durability.


If you are looking for a country looking floor for your home, then a rustic pecan floor would fit the bill. Like hickory, it 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. Pecan hardwood flooring will definitely enable you to enjoy your home more because of its ease of use and low maintenance. For people considering a low budget renovation of their house, one of the best ways to give it a classic vintage look is to go for pecan flooring. It offers wide variety in terms of patterns and designs. They are easy to handle and hence can be done without any outside help.


If you are looking for a great way to make your home more cozy and warm, then pecan flooring is definitely all that it is cracked up to be for you!


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