|Hard Maple Floors
Hard Maple is the state tree of Wisconsin, New York, West Virginia and Vermont. American crafters have been a fan of maple since early Colonial days. Until the turn of the century, women’s heels were made of this durable wood. Hard Maple is the standard wood used for cutting boards (kitchenware in general) because it holds up well and imparts no taste to food. It is also used for furniture, flooring, toys and table tops.
The sapwood is creamy white with a slight red- brown hint, and the heartwood varies from light to dark red- brown. This high quality grade lumber is strong, hard, and heavy with good steam-bending properties. This wood has a closed, subdued grain and a uniform texture. Maple floors are extremely durable and available in a variety of colors and grades. It is one of the most popular types of flooring on the market with an unmatched durability and finishing touch.
Appearance: sapwood of sugar maple is a lovely creamy white, while the heartwood ranges from creamy white to light red brown.
Grain: a closed, uniform grain.
Characteristics: stiff, dense and tough.
Janka Hardness: 1450
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