Laminate floors give you the look of rare and exotic wood species at a fraction of the price, without impacting the forest. Hickory wood resembles ash but has a reddish-brown heartwood. True hickories usually have a straight grain but it is sometimes wavy or irregular. The craftsman-likedistressed hand-scraping ensures that no two planks look exactly the same. This series is an ultra-thick 1/2in. moisture resistant high density fiberboard core for superior sound control.