The characteristics of a hardwood maple floor:
The most common hardwood used for flooring in North America is oak, and it has many wonderful qualities that make it a great choice for your floor. One of the drawbacks of oak, however, is its strong grain pattern, which some people like and others don’t care for. Maple is another popular choice for hardwood floors. It’s a blend of beauty and strength that really appeals to many homeowners.
If you’re looking for a light-colored hardwood floor, maple is a great choice. Its grain is fine and light, so it has a lot more subtle appearance than the look of a lot of other woods. Another big advantage of maple is that it is very hard and resistant to dents.
Maple is nearly non-porous and doesn’t absorb dark stains well. Dark-stained maple often ends up looking blotchy. Experienced flooring professionals know this about maple, and they also understand that maple can have the tendency to yellow as it ages. All of this should be taken into consideration when deciding on a stain or color for your maple floor. The clearer the maple is, the more expensive it may be. Maple can have natural flaws such as mineral streaks and pin knots.
Day Flooring professionals have experience with many different types of hardwoods. We are ready to help you understand the differences between all the kinds of hardwood floors you can choose from when you have them installed, refinished or repaired in your home or business.