Maple hardwood flooring ranks high on the Janka hardness scale, making it a great choice for areas that receive a high amount of traffic. For that reason, maple hardwood is a common choice for basketball courts, bowling alleys and other sports arenas. While traditionally light tan in color, the shade of maple hardwood flooring can differ depending on its age, the area where it was grown and the stain or finish used to treat the wood.

Like almost all hardwood flooring, maple is relatively easy to clean and maintain. Just sweep the surface regularly to remove debris, and wipe with a damp cloth to remove any spots or spills. Your floors may also require periodic hardwood refinishing depending on the care and amount of traffic they receive.

Maple hardwood comes in three varieties of grain. Flame maple has wavy dark red lines and is often used to make acoustic guitars and other musical instruments. Quilted maple has a pattern that looks like a quilt or ripples on water. Bird’s eye, most common in hard maple, is a distinctive pattern with tiny dark flecks that resemble birds’ eyes.

Maple hardwood flooring is available in a wide array of grain patterns and colors and is therefore suitable to a wide range of styles. Maple is also becoming an increasingly popular type of laminate, which provides an additional flooring choice. Let the experts at Floor Coverings International in Wexford PA help you find maple hardwood flooring that’s just right for you and your home. Contact us today to schedule your free in-home estimate.

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