Maple is a hardwood from North America. It is quite possibly the most common hardwood flooring. Maple is a light, super durable hardwood and is considered one of the hardest of all hardwoods. This makes maple a very stable hardwood. The sapwood is a creamy white while the heartwood is a light reddish brown. Maple is a closed grain making it very hard to stain.
- no knots
- very slight color variation
- No mineral streaks
- Dime-Sized knots
- some mineral streaks
- some color variation
- Large knots
- White and pink sapwood with dark heartwood
- worm holes
- Mineral streaks
Hardness/Janka: 1450 or 12% harder than Red Oak
Stability: 9.9 or 15% less stable than Red Oak
Origin: North America
Grain: Closed grain that is subdued. Contains fiddle-back, birds-eye and curly boards.