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.
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.