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Hardwood Flooring

Seamless natural beauty for an elegant touch

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.

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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.

Hardwood Styles

There are many different hardwood styles and textures to choose from. Hover over each image to learn more about some of our popular looks. 

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    Hand-Scraped

    When applied to both engineered and solid hardwood floors, the hand-scraped look lends warmth and softness that can give any room in your home or office that age-old feel. 

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    Distressed

    With this look, each plank is intentionally and artistically distressed to show age and wear. This look achieves a balance of both the modern styles of today and the antique tastes of yesterday. 

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    Wire-Brushed

    With this style, wire brushes glide across each plank, pulling the soft grains up into the wood's surface. This leads to a textured look, yet a smooth feel. 

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    Smooth

    Smooth hardwood floors add a traditional look and feel to any home or business. This warm look can come in a low-, medium-, or high-gloss finish to achieve the desired look you want. 

  • Hardwood flooring | Hughes Floor Coverings Inc.

    Hand-Scraped

    When applied to both engineered and solid hardwood floors, the hand-scraped look lends warmth and softness that can give any room in your home or office that age-old feel. 

  • Hardwood | Hughes Floor Coverings Inc.

    Distressed

    With this look, each plank is intentionally and artistically distressed to show age and wear. This look achieves a balance of both the modern styles of today and the antique tastes of yesterday. 

  • Hardwood flooring | Hughes Floor Coverings Inc.

    Wire-Brushed

    With this style, wire brushes glide across each plank, pulling the soft grains up into the wood's surface. This leads to a textured look, yet a smooth feel. 

  • Hardwood flooring | Hughes Floor Coverings Inc.

    Smooth

    Smooth hardwood floors add a traditional look and feel to any home or business. This warm look can come in a low-, medium-, or high-gloss finish to achieve the desired look you want. 

Hardwood Styles

There are many different hardwood styles and textures to choose from. Hover over each image to learn more about some of our popular looks. 

Engineered hardwood flooring | Hughes Floor Coverings Inc

Need inspiration?

Take a look at our hardwood inspiration gallery! See the latest trends, styles, and more. Then, browse our large selection of products!

FAQs

You can certainly have hardwood floors in a pet-friendly home. In fact, you will find hardwood floors in many homes with pets! However, there is always the risk of scratching. Luckily, when scratching does occur, it's usually only in the top layer of the wood surface, rather than in the wood itself. This means it's easy to fix.

Regardless, you should strive to keep your pets’ nails or claws neatly trimmed. It is best not to place water or food dishes directly onto your hardwood. Consider laying down a mat with a rubber backing to provide maximum protection from any spills that your pet may leave behind.