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The Perfect Hardwoods: Opens Up A World Of Customized Possibilities

As seen in Charlotte-area magazines

The beauty, richness and natural qualities of wood make it one of the most popular choices for homeowners searching for new flooring. But “wood” is a broad category with many nuances. How do you narrow it down and find the perfect flooring for your home and lifestyle? is here to help.

“We’re a full-service resource for a wide variety of flooring, including hardwood, carpet, LVP, laminated wood and tile,” says owner Carlo Garcia. “Now we’re excited to offer the Canto Collection, a premium wood line by Mercier. The ability to customize the different qualities of our products gives our customers the choices they’ve been seeking, at surprisingly competitive prices.”

Garcia says that Mercier is known for continuous innovation in product development, with technical performance levels higher than any other manufacturer in the industry. “These are floors designed with maximum durability and resistance to impact, scratches, water, abrasion, and other wear and tear, all while preserving the original beauty of the wood,” he explains.

How Does Customizing Work?

Garcia says these are the most important factors to consider when choosing your wood floor:


Wood species are differentiated by their grain, or the visible contrast of the growth rings.’s Canto Collection includes Maple, Red Oak and White Oak, all of which have a pronounced wood grain that gives character and dimension to their appearance.


Sheen refers to the different types of glosses based on the level of desired light reflection:

  • Matte: Low light reflection, no sheen – helps to hide signs of wear.
  • Matte-brushed: Adds a textured effect.
  • Satin: Moderate light reflection, lightly transparent and silky.
  • Satin-brushed: Adds a textured effect.


Grading refers to the width of each product in the Canto collection. When making selections, the floor area and size of each room should be considered. Wider wood planks will make a smaller room look more spacious,  while narrow ones are recommended to create an effect of depth.’s array of widths even includes herringbone styles!


The Canto Collection features two wood cores:

  • Solid wood: Made of 100% hardwood, with a thickness of 3/4”. Solid wood flooring can be nailed or stapled to a subfloor.
  • Engineered wood: Constructed of a hardwood surface layer, laid on top of a hardwood plywood. These floors allow for a glued, stapled or nailed installation, and even floating for most species.

Seeing – And Touching – Is Believing

“Obviously there’s a lot to think about when choosing the perfect flooring,” Garcia says. “It can be difficult to visualize all the customized combinations by reading about them, or looking at photos online. That’s why we have a wide selection of Canto samples at our three Charlotte-area showrooms. We work with you to determine the best combinations – and the design possibilities are part of the fun!”

Ready To See The Possibilities?

Visit to schedule your appointment with a professional flooring expert, and see the collection at’s Blakeney, South End or all-new Lake Norman showrooms.