Maple Hardwood Flooring
Long considered the favorite of architects, designers, homebuilders and homebuyers alike, maple hardwood flooring’s acclaim has been well earned for a variety of reasons, most notably its appearance and stamina. Is it durable? Just ask the countless basketball courts and dance floors that maple wood flooring adorns. As far as looks go, maple engineered hardwood flooring’s subtle beauty can be attributed to its natural cream color and fine grain, which ranges from uniformly straight lines to curly, swirling patterns.
Why Maple Engineered Wood Floors?
Maple’s graining pattern makes each plank truly stunning and one-of-a-kind. Some cuts of maple even contain a unique mark called a “birdseye,” which is a distinctive pattern of small marks resembling tiny eyes, that add an extra hint of character to its otherwise understated appearance. Unlike most other hardwoods, the sapwood of maple lumber is more commonly used instead of the heartwood, which accounts for maple hardwood flooring’s lush, milky hues which look great whether stained or in its natural state.
As for how maple wood flooring will wear in your home and with your busy lifestyle, be assured that maple hardwood flooring scores the second highest of any non-exotic species on the Janka Hardness scale, earning a whopping 1450 (as opposed to American Cherry, which scores 950.) Abundant in supply, maple hardwood flooring is a also sustainable hardwood choice. A beautiful, enduring classic that never goes out of style, maple wood flooring always has been and always will be a great way to invest in your family and in your home.