Maple or Hickory?

Old 03-26-07, 10:04 AM
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Maple or Hickory?

My wife and I have narrowed our choice of hardwood flooring down to either Character Grade Maple Pre-finished or Character Grade Hickory Pre-finished.

I'd like to hear others opinions of either of these choices and what your experience has been with either of these woods for your flooring. Thanks in advance.
Old 03-27-07, 05:26 AM
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Both are fairly hard woods and quite suitable for flooring. But they look quite different. Maple is light, with tight not-to-prominent grain, hickory is darker, with very obvious course grain. That is a personal choice, sorry.
Old 03-27-07, 06:08 AM
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Personal choice, as Bill said. I believe more people would choose the look of the maple over the hickory these days, but that's just my opinion.

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