Maple hardwood flooring ranks high on the Janka hardness scale, making it a great choice for areas that receive a high amount of traffic. This is why homeowners in the greater Orange County, Middletown, Goshen, and Warwick areas love maple hardwood for high traffic areas of their home. Due to its durability, maple 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.
Varieties of Maple
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.
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.
Hardwood Flooring Experts in Middletown, NY
Maple hardwood is available in a wide array of grain patterns and colors and is therefore suitable for a wide range of styles. Let our trained design associates at Floor Coverings International Orange County NY help you select the perfect hardwood look for your unique home during your free design consultation. We’ll show you different samples and provide a free proposal and estimate. We proudly serve the greater Orange County, Middletown, Goshen, and Warwick areas and look forward to working with you!
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