Quality hardwood flooring in Charlotte, NC

Embrace nature with elegant hardwood flooring. Hardwood flooring is a popular choice in many households because of its durability and unique characteristics. Hughes Floor Covering carries quality hardwood, bamboo, and cork flooring in a variety of colors and finishes.

Solid vs. engineered hardwood

Solid hardwood features planks made from a single, solid piece of real wood. Engineered hardwood, on the other hand, is made from thin slices of hardwood layered on top of another piece of high-quality wood composite, such as plywood. Engineered wood is often more cost-effective and versatile. Unlike solid hardwood, engineered hardwood can be installed in basements.

Standard hardwood planks come in a few different thicknesses. A ½-inch or 3/8-inch thickness is common for engineered hardwood planks, for instance. Solid hardwood floors, on the other hand, are much thicker—often ¾-inch, with an added wear layer. This wear layer allows for additional refinishing. This is one major selling point of solid hardwood. Engineered wood can often be sanded, but it's likely only able to undergo a single treatment over its lifespan.

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