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Why choose hardwood?

Prized for its natural beauty and lasting durability, hardwood in your home makes a rich visual statement but keeps cleanup a breeze.

Hardwood floors combine strength and style. Our wide variety of colors, textures, species and styles make it easy to find the perfect choice for your home.

We offer both solid and engineered hardwood from a variety of manufacturers including Mohawk.

In solid wood flooring, each plank is a solid piece of wood from the finest domestic and exotic hardwoods. These hardwood floors are best installed on or above grade. Wood species vary in hardness and light sensitivity, so keep foot traffic, furniture and light exposure in mind when choosing a species.
Engineered hardwood flooring is made from real hardwood with a cross-ply construction that resists expansion and contraction from humidity changes. It can be installed on any level.

Our favorite aspect about hardwood flooring is the way it looks. You can choose more uniform patterns or select a style with distinctive natural variations, knots and mineral marks. Light-colored hardwoods will open up spaces to produce an airy vibe. Golden honey tones add a warm ambiance.

Wide planks are perfect for crafting a historic or rustic feel and will enhance the natural beauty of any wood type you choose.

Hardwood flooring will last for decades when properly cared for. We would love to give your home this timeless beauty.

There are many hardwood species, stains and finishes available and we invite you to browse our catalog HERE or visit Hughes Floor Covering to view them in person.

Featured hardwood products

Coastal Couture Coastline Oak 31
Mohawk Industries

Metropolitan Lights City Loft Oak 61
Mohawk Industries

Modern Vision Dorian Gray Oak 26
Mohawk Industries

Weathered Vision Coventry Gray Oak 38
Mohawk Industries


Flooring experts at Hughes Floor Coverings offer hardwood floor options

The word hardwood conjures up images of classic looks, richness, and charm. Hardwood floors gain character as they age and last a lifetime. There are many hardwood options from which to choose. Options include:

  • Engineered or solid hardwood
  • Board widths
  • Wood species
  • Color and texture

Engineered and solid hardwood

Traditional hardwood came in thick solid planks of timber. It is still available today, but many companies offer engineered hardwood also. These planks have a thin layer of hardwood bonded to other layers of wood to prevent shifting during contraction and expansion cycles.

The engineered hardwood creates opposing forces that restrict natural movement of the wood. Solid hardwood and high-quality engineered hardwood can be sanded and refinished. Thin top layer engineered hardwood cannot. Engineered hardwood has many advantages, but some people prefer solid hardwood, because of the way it feels underfoot and because it is quieter.

Hardwood board width options

The selection of board widths ranges from strips that are less than three inches wide to planks that are four, six, or eight inches wide. Parquet squares are also an option. Strips are the traditional choice that gives the illusion of additional space. Hardwood planks impart a look that is rustic. Parquet floors have a distinctive geometric design suitable for formal places.
Luxury hardwood floors in Charlotte NC from Hughes Floor Covering

Species of hardwood

Hardwood species vary in color, grain patterns, and durability. Cherry, maple, and oak are commonly chosen species, because of their hardness. Exotic hardwood such as Brazilian cherry and mahogany are not as durable. They are selected because of their striking appearance.

Textures and colors of hardwood

Depending upon the finish and the species, the color of hardwood ranges from black to blonde. New hardwood can be shiny or have an antique look that adds timeworn character to a room. Many manufacturers offer hand-scraped and distressed hardwood that disguises heavy use over time and gives the floor the antique appeal the minute it is installed.

Our flooring experts at Hughes Floor Covering will discuss all your hardwood options with you. Our showroom is located in Charlotte, NC. Customers have been coming to us for hardwood flooring for nearly 40 years.


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