At Oak & Broad, each new project is completely unique, and we get to use our skills and experience to create custom wide plank floors to meet the wants and needs of every customer. This project in Cupertino, California allowed us to flex our creative muscles and create a new hickory floor that is both rustic and refined. We worked closely with the homeowners to help make their vision come to life and produce a floor that is full of character and compliments the other design elements.
Hickory wood flooring planks are becoming increasingly popular for a variety of reasons. This unique species of wood provides a wide contrast of colors in each plank. A single board can contain colors that range from a deep brown to a light and creamy yellow. With the right stain, you can either play up these features or mute them. In this case, we designed a custom pre-finish stain according to the client’s specifications and the result is a warm and rich look that highlights the natural beauty of hickory.
Achieving an Antique Look with New Wood
This solid hickory floor was also finished with hand scraping and distressing techniques, which helped to give the brand-new floor an antique appearance. By using these techniques, we were able to add texture and character to the floor for a less formal look. The final product is sophisticated and rustic, which was exactly the look the homeowners were looking to achieve.
This hickory flooring project truly showcases the variety of options you have when it comes to creating a custom floor. From specially designed stains to wide plank flooring and finishing techniques like hand scraping, there is a range of products and techniques that can be used to add to the character of your home.