Hickory is a dense and shock resistant wood, which makes it a great use for flooring. It's combination of stiffness, strength, and toughness is not found in any other commercial wood. The making of drumsticks, golf club shafts, and wheel spokes are a few other common uses for Hickory. Hickory was also widely used in the early construction of airplanes. Due to it's ability to yield high energy it is also often used for smoking meats, and barbecue, as well as for chimineas, and wood burning stoves. It's use in wood flooring is common due to it's ability to resist wear, and to hold character due to being highly durable. Due to this it is a great choice for wide plank hard wood flooring!
Do your home, and yourself a favor, by choosing this gorgeous wood for your next flooring project!