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Before You Buy
Hardwood Flooring

  • Choosing a hardwood floor may look complicated.  You may become frustrated and confused, but in reality it is simple.
  • Upgrading your home with hardwood floors has many benefits:  may last up to a lifetime, easy to maintain, adds value to your home, hypoallergenic great for people who suffer from allergies, and available in variety of styles.
  • With so many options of hardwood flooring which species should you select? Should you select Oak? Maple? Moreover should you select solid wood, or engineered wood? What about width and thickness?
  • After visiting a few flooring stores, speaking with different people, you find that you have become more confused than ever. At McCurley’s Floor Center we will supply you with honesty, straight talk, and answer any questions you may have.
  • Contrary to what some may say, the best way to select a hardwood floor is to understand the characteristics of species of wood.
  • Maple is considered harder than Oak, has a clean finish, and has very minimal grain apperance. Maple is beautiful due to its tight uniform grain, and clean finish.
  • Hickory is harder than Oak and Maple. Hickory is considered Americas heaviest hardwood. Hickory typically has a variation of grain, knots, streaks, and character.
• Hardwood Services
  European White Oak | White Oil Hardwood


Pecan is harder than Maple, it is resistant to scratches, and has very tight grain.
Oak the most popular and common popular wood, that has a very deep and rich grain.
Brazilian Cherry is a tropical species of wood better names as Jatoba. It has deep, rich colors, and is among the most popular hardwoods available.


Hardwood Flooring Basics

Types of Hardwood Flooring

  • Solid Hardwood Flooring: A piece of solid wood from top to bottom. There is a large range of versatility when it comes to solid floors, including species of wood, finishes, stains, with add to the options for they buyer. Primarily solid hardwood floor must be installed on top of a wood subfloor.
  • Engineered Hardwood: Engineered hardwood is made up of layers of wood pressed together under high heat and pressure. Engineered hardwood is a therefore must more stable to changes in humidity, allowing it to be installed virtually anywhere.
  • Prefinished- Wood that is ready to be installed does not require any sand or refinish
  • Unfinished wood- Wood that is ready for installation, but needs to be sanded and refinish

Styles of Hardwood Flooring

Strip Hardwood Flooring- Narrow long hardwood, various lengths.

Plank Hardwood Flooring- Comes in thicknesses of ½” and ¾”, various width

Parquet Hardwood Flooring- Parquet floors have a very different look from typical hardwoods. They are made up of geometrical patterns composed of individual wood slats held in place by mechanical fastening or an adhesive.


FloorScore™ certified.
On average, we spend 90 percent of our time indoors. You might be surprised to learn that over 20 percent of households include someone with allergies and/or asthma. Many items in the home can emit volatile organic compounds (VOCs) that can aggravate symptoms of these illnesses. When you choose a product with the FloorScore™ certification seal, you are assured it has passed a third-party (Scientific Certification Systems) process that certifies it contributes to good indoor air quality. FloorScore certification means that the product helps lower the risk for certain health problems like headaches, dizziness and allergic reactions. Cleaner Air = Healthier Air = Healthier People.

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