carya illinoinensis

At Hardwood Design Company, we use true Southern Pecan. Native only to the United States, the pecan tree can be found in river bottoms and flood plains from the Mississippi Valley to Texas. Southern Pecan hardwood flooring is pale auburn and swirled with dark, pecky streaks. These aesthetic features give it visual interest unlike any other wood. The Southern Pecan Sapwood radiates shades of cream and white with fine brown lines allowing for subtle depth and visual intrigue. With distinctive mineral streaking, as well as grain patterns that are wavy and irregular, our wide plank Southern Pecan floors are well suited to a variety of design aesthetics. 

The diverse options can make it challenging to choose your favorite. Work one on one with our product design consultants to craft your custom, one of a kind hardwood floor.  Our expertise on wood species, color, and style make the sample process seamless.  Request a sample below and we will contact you to begin crafting your one of a kind floor.


Available in 3/4" solid or 5/8" engineered flooring.

Available unfinished or custom finished.

Random Widths: 4" - 8"

Veneer: 4.5 - 8 mm sawn wear layer

Random Lengths: 2'-10' (avg. 6.5')



  • Highly textured

  • Subtle undulations that create the look of a timeworn floor

  • Old World look and feel



  • Medium texture

  • Visible depth and aged look

  • Rich in charm and character



  • Little to no texture

  • Smooth and seamless look

  • Flush joints


Our hardwood flooring originates from natural, organic wood, so each species features distinct grade and color variations. Knots, cracks, and mineral streaks define the wood grain, while the natural color varies from lighter, softer shades to darker, richer tones. You can view our large sampling below to get an idea of how grade and color differ within the Southern Pecan hardwood species.  

In addition to the distinct natural elements, we employ several finishing techniques to create unique textures. You can choose from natural face, hand scraped, or flat sanded. Learn more about each technique below to add the right amount of depth, character, and charm to your custom hardwood floor. Each option delivers a different style and personality.