Hard Maple is known for its consistent appearance, denser grain and rich consistent color. Maple provides a clean and contemporary appearance, however it can also be used for a ultra modern look or a country setting depending on the grade and color used. Maple hardwood is stunning in any setting. Maple Heartwood is creamy white to light reddish brown; Sapwood is pale to creamy white. It is very strong and durable, while being very versatile and stylish. Hard Maple is distinguished from other maple because it is harder, more durable and has a much denser grain.
FEATURES AND BENEFITS
- Excellent durability
- Suitable for residential and commercial use
- Consistent product
- Distinguished dimensional stability
- Can be installed on or above grade
Grain: Closed, subdued grain, with medium ﬁguring and uniform grain texture. Occasionally shows quilted, ﬁddle back, curly or bird’s-eye ﬁguring. Once stained, the grain is fairly even and consistent.
Hardness: 1450 Janka Hardness Scale, 12% harder than Northern red oak
Durability: Dense, strong, tough, stiff, often used in bowling alleys and sports ﬂoors.
Widths: Available in solid planks 2 ¼ to 7.
Weight: 2.88 lbs per sq.ft. Thickness: ¾”
Available in: Square-Edge and Bevel-Edge
SELECT & BETTER
All white sapwood with little to no blemishes are permitted. Minor mineral streaking is allowed. No brown is premitted.
Average board length is 39”.
2ND & BETTER
A clean ﬂoor that allows color variation between the very white sapwood and very dark brown heartwood. Sound knots up to 1/4” diameter are acceptable and moderate mineral streaking. Color variation will vary upon production. Average board length is 32”.
Allows prominent natural variation in color, with various imperfections and obvious character marks. Open knots permitted up to 1” in diameter that do not go through the board. Average board length is 23”.