“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.

If you’d like to learn more about hardwood flooring then be sure to check out our article which reviews and compares the best products of the year!

 


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!

15 thoughts on ““Cracking” Pecan Flooring

  1. I am using horizonatal grane “Carb” stained bamboo for my open floor paln in for kitchen cabnets and was thinking of using a Pecan Classic from Crownin Co.for the rest of the house. Do you thing this would compliment each other? Will it be hard enought for 2 kids and a dog? Thanks Floor Lady,
    Perla

  2. How well is your bamboo holding up? The reason I ask is that because it has a hardness rating of 1642 while pecan is rated at 1820 — in other words the pecan is harder than the bamboo. If it’s truly pecan you are getting you’d be set as far as durability.
    Not all wood sold as pecan is truly pecan, so you have to trust your supplier.
    I’m answering your questions backwards — it’s that kind of day. The best way to determine if they’ll be complimentary is to get a sample of the pecan and see how it looks in your home with the bamboo. Your lighting, colors and bamboo color will all impact the final results with the pecan.
    Not all bamboo is the same, even within the same company. As with fabrics and paints, different lots have different colors; that’s partially due to working with natural ingredients.
    And one final comment, to help you understand your bamboo a bit better, read the article we have on bamboo flooring so you understand the horizontal cut you have is a stronger cut than vertical, and the carbonized color isn’t a stain but comes from a heating process. The color comes from cooking the sugars in the fibers.
    I’m curious as to what you decide to do. Write back and let us know.

  3. Flooring lady. I am about to buy a small bungalow style house in Phoenix.I have been studying flooring and have to go with engineered hardwood with exception of bathrooms. While looking through clearance lot sales a thought occurred to me. None of the lot sizes were in the quanity that needed.A thought then occurred to me…probably a poor one but I thought I would run the idea buy the floor lady. Have you ever heard of buying small lots of clearance flooring,same depth of course, same company (maybe) , and mixing the species and sizes into a wooden floor mosaic of various species, stains, and widths. Any clue what it would look like? Any one you know ever try it? I do want something unique and different…could this be it or just a waste of money and make myself a laughing stock and scornful comments from the floor people intelligensia? Let me know your thoughts.

  4. Hi Steve,
    LOL! Great questions! Yes, you can do this and get away with it. No telling how it would look since I wouldn’t have a clue as to what different floorings you would be buying, the dimensions of the room, pattern you’d be trying for, etc. I would recommend buying from the same company and product line (maybe) as different companies have different locking systems. In other words, different brands of flooring probably aren’t going to interlock correctly with other brands.
    Look at your whole concept in this light: when completed, who’s going to know that the effect stemmed from being thrifty rather than intentional creativity? Great idea!

  5. We are in the process of restoring an old pecan wood floor that has been covered with carpet for over 40 years. When we removed the old carpet we realized that several areas will require replacement wooden flooring. I am going to need to get several square feet of wood for that. Can you help me?
    Nathan McCreery

  6. Hi Nathan,
    I’m sorry, I can’t help you – this site isn’t a flooring sales site. I would suggest that you find a local lumber mill – they can probably accomodate you with what you need and probably wouldn’t cost very much. What’s nice is that they can cut the wood to your specifications. ;~)

  7. Dear Floor Lady,
    I have a small one bedroom/Loft that I’m trying to update. I think a good start would be the floor. My question to you is, can I use wider floor planks (6.5″ vs 5″) in a smaller space ? would the floor look out of scale? room size roughly 20’x25′ ???
    Thank you,

  8. i have purchased an older house in louisiana, and have found what i thought was oak flooring to be pecsn. as i intend to raze the building in the near futre i am curious if there is a market for my used pecan floors. they are 3inches wide by 16 feet long and 1inch thick. thank you

  9. Dear flooring Lady, I would like a wood look floor in my master bath. I’m finding differing opinions on using laminates for that purpose. What is your recommendation? Thanks.

  10. About a year ago, we installed pecan hardwood flooring in my parent’s house. Around the fireplace, they have recently had a leak in the ceiling that they have since had fixed, however, the hardwood flooring next to the hearth has now got a ‘moldy’ looking stain on it. Is there a way to fix this stain without having to take the flooring up completely and/or replacing it? Could we cut back about 4 inches from the hearth and put down new boards? (If we did that, the new boards would have to run vertically and not horizontally as the original boards do.) What would you suggest?

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