Maple Hardwood Flooring

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2.25", 3", 3.25", 4", 5"


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Atlanta Office: (678) 691-0533

Boise Office: (208) 982-5749

Spokane Office: (509) 921-5585

Specs and FAQ of Maple Hardwood Flooring

Common Name(s): Hard maple, sugar maple, rock maple
Scientific Name: Acer saccharum
Distribution: Northeastern North America
Tree Size: 80-115 ft (25-35 m) tall,
2-3 ft (.6-1.0 m) trunk diameter
Average Dried Weight: 44.0 lbs/ft3 (705 kg/m3)
Specific Gravity (Basic, 12% MC): .56, .71
Janka Hardness: 1,450 lbf (6,450 N)
Modulus of Rupture: 15,800 lbf/in2(109.0 MPa)
Elastic Modulus: 1,830,000 lbf/in2(12.62 GPa)
Crushing Strength: 7,830 lbf/in2 (54.0 MPa)
Shrinkage: Radial: 4.8%, Tangential: 9.9%,
Volumetric: 14.7%, T/R Ratio: 1.9

How does Maple hardwood contribute to the overall value of a home?2023-12-11T01:22:34+00:00

Maple hardwood’s timeless appeal, durability, and potential for customization enhance a home’s overall aesthetic and resale value, making it an investment that not only beautifies living spaces but also adds value to the property.

Can Maple hardwood be stained to match existing interior elements?2023-12-11T01:22:27+00:00

Absolutely, Maple hardwood readily accepts stains, allowing homeowners to customize the flooring to achieve a desired color that harmonizes with existing interior elements and personal design preferences.

Is Maple hardwood suitable for homes with pets and children?2023-12-11T01:22:16+00:00

Yes, Maple hardwood is a resilient choice for households with pets and children due to its hardness, offering resistance to dents and scratches, making it a durable and practical flooring option for active households.

Why choose Maple hardwood flooring for your home?2023-12-11T01:22:13+00:00

Maple hardwood flooring is valued for its light and neutral tones, providing a clean and timeless aesthetic that easily adapts to various design styles, and its inherent durability ensures long-lasting beauty in your living spaces.

Why People/Homeowners Love Maple Hardwood Flooring

Maple hardwood flooring holds a special place in the hearts of homeowners for several compelling reasons. One of the primary attractions is its naturally light and neutral color palette, which lends a sense of brightness and airiness to any space. The light hues of maple effortlessly complement a variety of interior styles, from modern and minimalist to classic and traditional, making it a versatile choice that suits diverse design preferences.

Beyond its aesthetic appeal, maple hardwood flooring is renowned for its durability and hardness. The wood’s robust nature ensures resistance to dents and wear, making it an ideal flooring option for high-traffic areas within the home. This longevity contributes to maple’s popularity, as homeowners appreciate a flooring solution that not only looks beautiful but also withstands the test of time.

Another noteworthy aspect is the fine, consistent grain pattern of maple, which imparts a smooth and uniform appearance to the flooring. This characteristic makes maple a canvas for showcasing a range of stains and finishes, allowing homeowners to personalize their spaces according to their unique tastes. Additionally, maple’s ability to take on different stains provides flexibility for adapting to evolving interior design trends.

Maple hardwood flooring also stands out for its ease of maintenance. Its smooth surface is easy to clean, and the wood’s natural resistance to moisture adds to its practical appeal. This combination of beauty, durability, versatility, and ease of care makes maple hardwood flooring a beloved choice among homeowners who seek a timeless, resilient, and visually appealing foundation for their living spaces

What Makes Rustic Wood Floor Supply Unfinished American Cherry Hardwood Flooring “Premium”?

Rustic Wood Floor Supply distinguishes its Unfinished Maple Hardwood Flooring as “Premium” by upholding a commitment to quality that permeates every stage of production. The distinction begins with the careful selection of high-quality maple hardwood, known for its light hues and subtle grain patterns. The company’s dedication to excellence is evident in the precision milling of the flooring, ensuring each board is crafted with meticulous accuracy. This attention to detail extends to the tongue and groove fittings, resulting in boards that not only showcase the inherent beauty of maple but also contribute to a seamless and visually appealing installation.

Premium quality is further emphasized by the choice of random length boards, ranging from 1-8 feet, enhancing the overall aesthetic appeal and facilitating a versatile and straightforward installation process. Rustic Wood Floor Supply also adheres to stringent kiln drying standards, ensuring optimal stability and minimizing the risk of warping or cupping due to changes in environmental conditions. By delivering a product that reflects the natural elegance of maple and surpasses industry standards in craftsmanship and durability, Rustic Wood Floor Supply’s Unfinished Maple Hardwood Flooring stands out as a premium choice for those seeking enduring quality and timeless beauty in their flooring solutions.

Maple Solid Wood Flooring Grades

NWFA-NOFMA SELECT & BETTER HARD MAPLE: Shall have the face practically free of all defects,

but the natural color of the wood shall not be considered a defect. The highest standard grade, combines appearance and durability.

Will admit the following: variations in the natural color of the wood (with use of some finishes, slight shadows and
color variation may appear); an occasional small, firm pin knot, not over 1/8″ (.125”) (3.18 mm) in diameter,
provided it does not occur on edges or ends of the piece; occasional dark green or black spots or streaks not over
1/4″ (.250”) (6.35 mm) wide and 3″ (76.2 mm) long (or its equivalent) which may contain a tight check not over 1/2″ (.500”) (12.7 mm) long, provided it is boxed within the piece; bird’s eyes and small burls; slightly torn grain; or similar defect which can be readily removed by the ordinary method of sanding the floor after it is laid; a slightly shallow place not over 12″ (304.8 mm) long on the underside of the flooring if it does not extend to either end of the piece. Pieces with one-half (1/2) tongue for no more than 25% of the length are allowed. The wood must be sound and free of shake. Bark streaks shall not be permitted.

NWFA-NOFMA NO. 1 COMMON HARD MAPLE: A floor with varying wood characteristics and colors to include distinct color variations, numerous streaks, stained sapwood, sound knots, and checks. All defects must readily fill.

Will admit the following: sound tight knots, provided they do not occur on edges or ends of pieces; slight
imperfections in machining; distinct color variations; sticker stain/shadow; numerous dark green or black spots or
streaks, provided they do not occur in combination with predominantly dark heartwood; slight checks not exceeding 3″ (76.2 mm) in length (may be slightly open) and running parallel with and well inside the edges and ends of the pieces; dark spots or streaks with slight checks in center; small rough spots (torn grain) which cannot be wholly removed by ordinary method of sanding the floor after it is laid; slightly torn edges; short tongue if sufficient to hold properly in the floor; shallow or waney back, if piece has sufficient bearing of full thickness to support it in the floor; small bark streaks where bark is as sound as surrounding wood; and slight variation in angle of end matching. The face shall be free of shake and wood must be sound.

NWFA-NOFMA NO. 2 COMMON HARD MAPLE: Must be of such character as will lay and give a good serviceable floor. The wood must be firm, serviceable and may contain all defects common to Maple.

Will not admit: Knot holes over 3/8″ (.375”) (9.53 mm) in diameter or unsound knots where the unsound portion is
over 1″ (25.4 mm) in diameter; voids on ends or edges; or shake, heart checks, badly split ends and imperfections in manufacture which would materially impair the serviceability of the floor. Occasional scant thickness (hit or miss) on the back of the flooring board the entire length of the piece admitted, providing there is full bearing across the board at some point within three inches of the ends. A limited number of pieces with no tongue admitted.

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