Hardwood Floors in the Kitchen?

When many people consider flooring for their kitchen they automatically think of tile or vinyl plank. However; hardwood, both solid and engineered shouldn’t be ruled out. It’s true that moisture is hardwood’s nemesis, but most kitchens aren’t as humid and wet as full bathrooms or damp basements. These are two locations where solid hardwood isn’t the best flooring option. In this blog we will explore the advantages and disadvantages that hardwood brings to the kitchen, one of the busiest rooms in the house. We will also provide tips for keeping hardwood floors in your kitchen in tip top shape.

Advantages of Hardwood in the Kitchen

1. Lots of Options

Like tile and vinyl plank, hardwood gives you lots of options. There are multiple hardwood species and style options for the kitchen, and they are all naturally beautiful.

2. Consistency and Flow

Homes with an open floor plan that have hardwood in adjoining areas may want a consistent look by installing hardwood floors in the kitchen.

3. Competitively Priced

Hardwood flooring can be more affordable than tile and is competitive with luxury vinyl plank (LVP) or luxury vinyl tile (LVT), when you factor in the cost of materials and installation.

4. Longevity and Value

Kitchen hardwood floors offer outstanding value over the 50 plus years they will last. In addition, homebuyers are drawn to hardwood if you ever decide to put your house on the market.

5. Softer and Warmer

Hardwood floors in the kitchen are warmer in the winter months and much easier on the feet when compared to stone or tile, especially when you’re standing for extended periods of time during prep and cooking cleanup.

6. Easy to Maintain

Wood kitchen floors are extremely easy to clean and maintain.

7. Not Problematic

When wood is properly sealed it resists staining and water damage, making them low maintenance and not very problematic.

Disadvantages of Hardwood in the Kitchen

Water Damage

Long term exposure to moisture from leaking pipes or appliances such as a dishwasher or icemaker will damage hardwood floors in the kitchen. Water damage is not a concern with tile or concrete.

Refinishing Hardwood

If properly maintained, hardwood floors can last indefinitely. However, this requires they be lightly sanded and recoated every 4 to 7 years for moisture protection and refinished as needed, perhaps every 12 to 20 years, depending on the wear and the finish.

Tips for Installing Hardwood in the Kitchen

  • Use a hardwood that has a high Janka Hardness rating. This will protect against dents and scratches.
  • Select a hardwood floor with rich and varied character, perhaps hand scraped or subtle scraped, so that accumulated dings and scratches will not stand out. This will delay the need for refinishing.
  • Adhere felt pads to the bottom of chairs and table legs to prevent dents and scratches. Pick up and move the furniture rather than dragging heavy objects across the hardwood.
  • Clean up spills immediately. Do not let them sit on the hardwood.
  • Do not allow wet shoes or umbrellas to sit on the hardwood.
  • Do not use a steam cleaner to clean the hardwood. This can force moisture into the joints between the planks.
  • If you discover a leaking pipe or appliance shut off the water immediately and call a plumber. The second call should be to a local flooring specialist.

There is no reason to avoid installing hardwood floors in your kitchen. If you are currently considering making a flooring change, call Flowers Flooring to further discuss your options and to schedule a free in-home estimate (704) 445-7750.

Refinishing hardwood floors is one of the easiest ways to drastically improve the look and feel of your floors. Whether you discovered hardwood under your existing carpet, or your floors need a facelift, there’s not a home improvement project out there that will do more to improve the look, feel and value of your living space. Flowers Flooring refinishes dozens of hardwood floors each month and we receive a lot of questions regarding the overall process, when to refinish, and timelines. This blog will answer these questions and more, regarding the hardwood refinish process.

How do I know when to refinish my hardwood?

The answer to this question depends on the present state of your floors and how many times you have refinished the floors in the past. If your floor has been dulled and scratched over the years, you’re the perfect candidate for a hardwood floor refinish. However, if your hardwood floors are badly warped, sag or bulge, or if there’s been extensive water damage or pet stains, refinishing your hardwood will most likely not be enough. In these instances, you will need to replace all or part of the floor before you get started.

How many times can I refinish my floors?

Refinishing hardwood floors can only be done so many times, since the first step is sanding the floor down to a new and untainted wood surface. If you keep sanding the floor, eventually you will reach a point where there simply isn’t enough wood left to refinish. During your free in-home estimate, Flowers Flooring will check to see how much wood you have to work with.

Can I refinish my engineered hardwood floors?

Yes, as long as the wear layer on the engineered hardwood is thick enough. The average refinish removes .75 to 1 mm of the floors surface. A thick wear layer means your floor can be sanded and refinished more often, increasing the lifespan of the floor.

How long does it take to refinish hardwood floors from start to finish?

The timeline depends on the square footage of your floors and the type of polyurethane you are using – oil based, or water based. Oil based poly tends to take longer to dry. In general, it will usually take 3 to 5 days to refinish hardwood floors with an oil-based polyurethane, plus drying time. Factors that play into this is the color of the stain, how dark the stain is, how humid it is, and how many coats of polyurethane are applied. Each coat of poly usually needs 24 hours of dry time.

In addition, stain will also require 24 hours to dry, but if it’s a darker stain, it could take 36 to 48 hours to dry. After your floors are completed, you will need to wait before walking on them or replacing furniture. At a minimum, you should wait at least 24 hours before walking on the floors. For the first 48 hours Flowers Flooring recommends wearing socks only (no shoes and no bare feet). Ideally, you should wait a total of 4 days before moving furniture back into place. This is to allow enough time for the floors to dry and cure.

When is the best time to refinish hardwood floors?

The refinishing process takes time. You will be unable to access or walk on the areas that need done. The refinishing process can be a bit messy and smells. Flowers Flooring recommends the process be done before moving in or when you are away on vacation. If you understand the refinishing process you can plan ahead.

What if my hardwood floors are currently covered with carpet, vinyl, tile or laminate?

Flowers Flooring will remove the existing flooring and haul away flooring materials that are currently on top of your hardwood. We also prep and repair any exposed hardwood floor for restoration.

Is a lot of dust created when sanding the floors?

Yes, this process can be a bit messy, even with a dustless system. Flowers Flooring takes every precaution to limit dust by putting plastic over areas not being completed. This is standard practice, as is vacuuming between each coat.

Can you change the color of the hardwood?

Yes, you can go from light to dark, or dark to light or anywhere in between. Click here to view the stain color chart.

What if there are pet stains on the floor?

Flowers Flooring encounters this often. If you have some areas that have pet stains or water damage, the best thing to do is to replace those hardwood boards by weaving in new hardwood. Keep in mind that many flooring companies are unable to complete this process and will halt work if they encounter damaged boards. Flowers Flooring is one of the few companies in the Charlotte metro area that can remove damaged boards, weave in new hardwood and continue on with the refinishing process.

Will I need to move my furniture?

While some of our customers prefer to move their own furniture, Flowers Flooring is able to move furniture to a room that is not being refinished. We will also move all furniture back into place after the floor is dry. If your entire floor is being refinished Flowers Flooring will work with you to rend a POD for furniture storage.

When can we walk on the floors?

On average, you can walk on the floors approximately 24 hours after the application of the final coat. Flowers Flooring recommends that you wear socks for the first 48 hours. No shoes and no bare feet.

When can we put area rugs on the floor?

Flowers Flooring recommends waiting 4 weeks after the job is complete before putting area rugs back in place. This allows adequate time for your floors to dry and cure.

How long will the finish last on the floor?

The lifestyle and amount of traffic on the floor will determine how long the finish will last. With regular maintenance cleaning, a floor finish can last many years – usually between 7 to 10 years.

What advice do you have to prolong the finish on hardwood floors?

The best advice Flowers Flooring can provide is to remove shoes while inside. Just this simple task can make a huge impact. We also always recommend using felt pads underneath furniture, especially chairs, to prevent scratches and scuffs.

Can plastic tips on my chairs prevent scuff marks on my floors?

Flowers Flooring recommends using felt pads to prevent scuffs and scratches. We also recommend steering clear of rolling chairs, as these tend to do a lot of damage to hardwood floors.

Refinishing your hardwood floors can be a simple task if you plan ahead and hire the right professional flooring company. Flowers Flooring recommends checking online reviews to get a good feel about a company through customer feedback. We also recommend speaking with customers themselves to inquire if a company stuck to the timeline, communicated updates and moved furniture; all of which are important factors to consider when thinking about tackling a hardwood refinishing project. To learn more about the hardwood refinishing process, or to schedule a FREE estimate call Flowers Flooring today (704) 445-7750. You can also visit our other blog posts regarding this topic.


The tulips are blooming, the birds are chirping, and winter is making its final farewell in the Charlotte area. Spring is finally here! It’s time to put away those winter boots, the same boots that have been walking across your beautiful floors all winter. Winter not only wreaks havoc in the outdoors, but mud, snow, salt and lord know what else is tracked across your floors. With the new season comes everyone’s favorite spring time activity – spring cleaning. Here are some cleaning tips that Flowers Flooring recommends to get your floors looking like new again.


Spring is a great time to shampoo or steam clean your carpet. Flowers Flooring recommends hiring a professional if you are unsure of proper cleaning techniques. Vacuuming your carpet is also important to help remove dirt and grime build up that may have become trapped in your carpet’s fibers.



When cleaning tile, the first step is to sweep or vacuum loose dirt, dust, pet hair, and other debris. Tile only needs warm water to properly clean, but you can also seek out a manufacturer recommended cleaner. Flowers Flooring recommends steering clear of a sponge mop, which can push dirt into the grout tracks. If grout is discolored or stained, Flowers Flooring offers grout rejuvenation services. Click through to our blog Have Dirty Tile Grout to learn more.



Hardwoods can be cleaned by sweeping or vacuuming. Flowers Flooring recommends avoiding the use of abrasive cleaning products to avoid scratching and gouging. We recommend using Shaw Floors R2X hard surface cleaner. Flowers Flooring sells both the cleaning solution and the mop kit in our showroom. Stop by to purchase yours today.



Vinyl flooring including sheet vinyl and vinyl plank can be cleaned by occasional mopping. We also recommend using Shaw Floors R2X hard surface cleaner on vinyl.



When cleaning laminate, it’s best to sweep the floor using a microfiber cloth. Use a dust mop or damp cloth for general cleaning. It’s important to clean up wet areas and allow them to properly dry, as laminate flooring can get damaged and become slippery due to moisture.


Not sure how to clean your floors this spring, or in the market to purchase new floors? Stop by the Flowers Flooring showroom today view thousands of flooring samples or to learn proper cleaning techniques.

New Paint and New Floors Help Transform Space from Drab to Fab

One of the most well-loved and well-used rooms in your home is the family room. The family room is where games are played, laughter is heard, and memories are made. Your family room décor and decoration should reflect your family and the warmth and vibrance the room generates. If you need to spruce up your family room from dark and dreary to warm and welcoming, look no further. Flowers Flooring and Flowers Painting can provide some great inspiration that your entire family will love.

A Coat of Fresh Paint

Family room decoration starts with the walls. A fresh coat of paint and the right color can give life to any mood or tone you and your family wants to express in this space. Neutral colors are the most versatile and match with almost any décor. They also provide a light and open feel. In contrast, cool colors reflect a more relaxed, chilled out feel. Which color best fits your family? Click thru to PPG Paint Colors to find your perfect paint. Call Flowers Painting today to schedule your complimentary painting estimate (704) 727-2161.

Select New Flooring

New floors can completely transform a room. When it comes to family rooms, carpet provides the kind of comfort that you are looking for. With so many different styles and colors of durable, stain resistant carpet, you don’t have to sacrifice security for comfort and style. Shaw Floors LifeGuard carpet is pet proof, kid proof and worry proof. LifeGuard carpet has a spill-proof backing that provides complete, clean-up protection by keeping spills and odor causing pet accidents from soaking through to the pad and subfloor. Click here to watch a LifeGuard Carpet Video. This carpet is super easy to clean and comes backed with Shaw Floors R2X protection that keeps spills on top of the carpet for quick and stress free clean up. Call Flowers Flooring to schedule your free in-home flooring estimate (704) 445-7750.

Special Touches

Adding a few accessories to your family room can make a huge difference. The media center doesn’t have to be the main focus of the room. Add different types of art such as paintings and family photos to add life to your space. You can also mix patterns and cool colors to add a modern, stylish look. Don’t forget to add decorative storage areas to conceal puzzles, games and electronics. Storage units will help minimize unsightly clutter.

Having fun and breathing new life into your family room’s design can make a world of difference. With a new coat of paint, new plush carpet and a few accessories you can add personality and spice to your space that keep your family members coming back for more family time.

The best time to replace your worn-out flooring is whenever you need to, but as the best time of year flooring experts say its spring. Spring weather is usually mild, unlike the extreme temperatures of winter and summer. Extreme weather and humidity can have an effect on flooring, especially hardwood and laminate. Keep reading this blog to find out why spring is the best time of year to replace your flooring.

Extreme Temperatures

The extreme high and low temperatures of summer and winter directly effect flooring; therefore, spring and fall provide better installation conditions. High humidity during the summer months causes wood and laminate to distort, swell and pull apart. This is due to flooring absorbing moisture. During the winter months the air is very dry, which causes wood and laminate to dehydrate and crack or shrink. While you can still install flooring during these seasons, you’ll need to ensure you have a dehumidifier or air conditioning in the summer, and a humidifier in the winter.

New Inventory

During spring flooring manufacturers usually release their new lines of flooring and eliminate old lines. This makes a perfect time to install new flooring, as those who are looking for the newest trends will have plenty to choose from, and those on a budget will have a bigger choice of discounted lines that manufactures discontinue. If you are shopping on a budget, spring is the perfect time to purchase with Flowers Flooring. During the months of March and April, Flowers Flooring provides a deep discount during the Tax Refund Sale. Customer’s can enjoy 18% off their entire project (both labor and material), plus qualify for 18-month, 0% interest financing. It doesn’t get much better than that!



The installation process comes with fumes and odors from the adhesive, stains and sealers, which is why ventilation is very important. During the spring months, it’s comfortable to keep your door and windows open for proper ventilation. Winter and summer are not the best times for installation, as leaving your doors and windows open for long periods of time will create extreme conditions for the professionals installing your floor, and your family.


If you are looking for more information on flooring stop by the Flowers Flooring showroom located in Cornelius, NC. If you are ready for a free in-home estimate call Flowers Flooring today to schedule (704) 445-7750. Flowers Flooring provides customers with top-notch service to meet and exceed your flooring expectations. Our on-site estimate technicians have the knowledge and expertise to assess your needs and help you choose the right floor for your family.

It’s a new year and that means out with the old and in with the new. The 2019 flooring trends are leaning towards brighter, bolder colors that add style and functionality to any room. Whether you’re currently considering tile, carpet, hardwood, vinyl plank or laminate, neutral colors are fading out and more vibrant colors that transform a room from drab into fab are making a comeback. Here’s what to expect in flooring trends in 2019:



While the wood-look tile is not a “new” trend by any means, it is certainly building momentum in regards to popularity and it is quickly becoming a whole house staple, which means it’s no longer being installed in just kitchens and bathrooms, but bedrooms, living rooms and more.

This trend is here to stay which is why Flowers Flooring recently added another line of wood-plank tile to our tile selection.


Vinyl Plank

Luxury Vinyl Plank (LVP) is upping the ante on realistic wood looks and is becoming a very popular choice among homeowners with high-traffic areas or children and pets. LVP is extremely durable and is the perfect choice for water areas such as bathrooms and laundry rooms, as this flooring is waterproof and virtually indestructible. LVP flooring is available in many styles that mimic current wood and tile flooring trends.

Flowers Flooring offers a wide array of LVP, including Shaw’s Floorte collection.


Solid and Engineered Wood Flooring

Even with the influx of wood-look flooring options, wood flooring is a classic choice and there will always be a market for wood flooring. The 2019 wood flooring color trends are gray, blonde and dark. Neutral wood flooring is out for 2019. Instead homeowners are looking for bold looks that make their home stand out above the rest. Standard 2.25 inch hardwood is becoming less popular and wider, more rustic looks are in. These include hand-scraped and wire brushed wood planks.




With numerous textures, patterns, and colors available, carpet is emerging as a focal point in interior designs. No, neutral carpet has not disappeared completely, but today’s carpet choices are bolder and brighter. Berber carpet is still a popular choice, but unlike plain berber that was popular in the 1990s, today’s versions have more texture and pattern. Variations in height and sculpted effects also offer a bolder look. Even more traditional carpets now offer more visual interest with more extreme differences in pile cut and thicker, deeper loop textures.




Laminate flooring has come a long way in the past few years. There are now laminate floors on the market that are waterproof. Yes, waterproof laminate. Flowers Flooring anticipates sales of this laminate to explode in 2019, as more homeowners seek a durable and economical flooring choice.



As you have read, there’s a lot going on in the flooring industry in 2019. There are plenty of different, unique options trending that will stick around for years to come. If you are looking to get started with new flooring, call Flowers Flooring today to schedule your FREE in-home estimate – 704-445-7750. Calling Flowers Flooring for your flooring needs is one trend that will never go out of style.





What’s popular today in furniture and accent pieces could be out of style come the new year. However, popular flooring trends shift and evolve slowly, making it possible to select style that keeps your home on point for years. Here’s a list of time-tested flooring trends that have captured the attention of Flowers Flooring experts.

Domestic Hardwood – The current flooring trends are moving away from exotic looks like Acacia and steering towards domestic hardwoods such as oak and maple. The classic nature of these domestic hardwoods brings warmth and comfort to the home. An added benefit is knowing exactly where the wood is sourced, which ensures environmental responsibility as well as quality.

No Gloss Finish – High gloss flooring is a thing of the past. The majority of homeowners are opting for no gloss finishes that create a dry, European look. Both satin and matte finishes can produce this look.

Flooring Trends -Shaw Archway Hardwood Floors

Archway Oak by Shaw.

Patterned Carpet – The bolder the carpet the better. This is flooring trend is no passing fad. Patterned carpet can create layers of texture that can add visual interest to any space in your home. There are so many patterns to choose from. Flowers Flooring recommends checking out carpet samples from the showroom to see what works best in your space.

Wide Planks – Many homeowners in the Charlotte area are replacing their builder grade narrow hardwood floor planks with wide planks. These wider and longer pieces of hardwood work to modernize a home, for a clean look that’s still traditional.

Long Lasting – The number one request we get from homeowners looking to replace their floor is the need for a floor that will last. Flowers Flooring experts work to educate the consumer on each flooring type, and the benefits of that floor. Our estimators will come to your home and assess the area to make recommendations best for you. Homeowners can’t go wrong by selecting a high-quality floor with unique details for a look that will stand the test of time in style and durability.

Call Flowers Flooring today to schedule your free in-home flooring estimate (704) 445-7750 or complete our Estimate Request Form online. Click through to the Flowers Flooring blog site for more flooring inspiration and expert advice.




Hire a Qualified Professional to Install Your Floors

You’ve made the decision to remodel your home and replace your old flooring – what’s next? Finding the right flooring for your home and the right contractor to install it are critical. So, what exactly should you look for BEFORE you purchase your new flooring and hire a flooring installer? The experts at Flowers Flooring have created this checklist to help you make the most informed decision. Make sure to ask these 8 questions before you hire any flooring company:

  1. Does your company sell and install flooring?

It’s always easier to work with one vendor. They can coordinate ordering your flooring and time delivery and the installation. The bonus of going through one vendor for both flooring and installation is you can usually obtain a better deal. Flowers Flooring is a sales and installation provider that has hundreds of floors to select from in our over 4,000 SQFT showroom located in Cornelius, NC. In addition, our estimators bring samples into your home when measuring your floors.

  1. Do you provide FREE estimates?

Many companies including the big box stores profit from estimating your project. Money is coming out of your pocket before you even decide on the type of flooring you want in your home. Flowers Flooring does not charge to provide a free, detailed estimate. Our estimate technician will come into your home or business and do a detailed laser measure of the area you want new flooring. They will give you advise on the best type of flooring for that area based on a few factors – traffic, pets, children, humidity, wet or dry area, budget, etc.

  1. Does the contractor have the proper business liability policy in place?

Any legitimate flooring company will have a liability policy in place. Flowers Flooring carries both general liability and worker’s compensation policies and we have never had a claim in our company history. Policies are available to customers upon request.

  1. What kind of warranty does the contractor offer?

Flooring is one of the biggest investments in home remodeling, so make sure you choose a contractor who’s got your back. Flowers Flooring offer’s a warranty for a period of one year for workmanship we supply. All materials we supply are backed by the manufacturers warranty. Warranty and maintenance information is available on the Flowers Flooring website.

  1. Does the contractor offer customer care for the life of your floor?

Any contractor can come in and install your floor, but are they qualified to maintain your floors beyond installation? Flowers Flooring offers the following methods of care for the life of your floors.

  • Hardwood Restoration – Sand Free Refinishing
  • Sand & Finishing
  • Tile Grout Colorant
  • EnduroShield
  1. Does the contractor acclimate the flooring?

Many flooring companies in our area deliver and install flooring the same day which will void your flooring warranty. Flowers Flooring strictly adheres to manufacturer warranty guidelines and properly acclimates all flooring to our region. Any flooring that must be acclimated is delivered to a customer’s home 48 to 72 hours prior to installation for acclimation purposes. Acclimation is a critical step in the process of installing floors. It lessens the chances of gapping and other problems down the road. Flowers Flooring will not compromise the acclimation process to accommodate a customer’s schedule.

  1. Does the contractor provide you with cleaning products and cleaning care instructions?

Flowers Flooring will provide you with a Shaw R2X mop kit and care instructions at the end of your project. Care and Maintenance Guides are also available on the Flowers Flooring website.

  1. Does the flooring company offer financing?

A home renovation project can be costly if you are doing everything at once. If you are considering financing a portion of your project, find out up front if the flooring company provides financing. Flowers Flooring provides zero percent interest financing through Sychrony Bank. Click here to learn more or to instantly apply.

Do your homework before you hire a flooring company to install your floors during your home renovation project. Schedule a FREE estimate with Flowers Flooring today (704) 445-7750.


Stair railings and spindles are an important aspect of any stairway. They are not only a safety feature, but can provide a sense of class and elegance to any set of stairs. If you are looking to replace or install a new set of stair handrails in your home, there are a few things to consider when shopping around.

There are a wide range of materials to choose from, so be sure to do your research and decide which stair railing look you like best before you buy. Here are a few options that Flowers Flooring now provides.

Stair Railing Options:

Wood – Wood is the most popular material used for spindles and railings. It can be stained and refinished or painted to match any décor.

Wood Stair Railing

Metal – Metal or Wrought Iron is also a popular choice. Metal is certainly the way to go if stair railings are going to be installed outside due to its longevity and resistance to weather.

Wrought Iron Stair Railing

Call Flowers Flooring today for a free in-home estimate (704) 445-7750 or visit our website at www.flowersflooring.com

Current February promo is 10% off the entire project. This offer expires 2/28/18. In addition, inquire about 6 or 12-month, interest free financing.

Restore Your Floors to Like New Condition Without the Hassle of Sanding with Sand Free Refinishing

Restoring your engineered or solid hardwood floors just got a whole lot easier with sand free refinishing. Flowers Flooring has expanded its service repertoire to include sand-less hardwood restoration. Now homeowners can restore their hardwood floors to like new condition without the hassle of sanding and refinishing.

Before Sand Free Refinishing Hardwood Restoration

Before Sand Free Refinishing Hardwood Restoration

After Sand Free Refinishing Hardwood Restoration

After Sand Free Refinishing Hardwood Restoration

This sand free and dust free restoration process brings damaged and worn hardwood flooring back to life by erasing the damage caused by pets and excessive wear. Engineered hardwood floors that are coated with aluminum oxide are unable to be repaired by traditional buffing and coating or sand and finish work. This hardwood restoration process restores floors to like new condition, saving homeowners thousands in replacement costs.

“Many homeowners think their damaged solid hardwood or engineered hardwood floors need to be replaced, which can be pricy. Hardwood restoration can save homeowners thousands of dollars in replacement costs or sand and finish costs, and have their floors looking like new in a fraction of the time,” said Catie Mullins, Flowers Flooring Sales Associate. “Hardwood restoration is a popular choice for people who are selling their home. Good looking floors bring value and help sell a house quicker. This is a perfect, less expensive way to get a home show ready, on the market and sold.”

The Restoration Process

Step 1: Remove all contaminants including dirt, trash, and residue from cleaning and polishing products. This de-contamination process takes the floor back to its original state.

Step 2: Once the decontamination process is complete, an etching compound is applied. This process melds damage such as scratches and mars, greatly reducing or eliminating their appearance.

Step 3: After the etching is complete a ceramic-reinforced, odorless 2-component polyurethane finish is applied. This finish provides exceptionally high scratch resistance, high elasticity and chemical resistance suitable for high traffic and commercial locations.

Call Flowers Flooring today to schedule your FREE in-home hardwood restoration with sand free refinishing estimate – (704) 445-7750.