Middletown maple hardwoodIf you’re in the market for new hardwood floors, maple is definitely an option to consider for its durability and modern design appeal. Maple is a domestic hardwood that’s tough enough for areas that see a lot of foot traffic, yet attractive enough to be installed in nearly any part of your home.

At Floor Coverings International Orange County NY, you can count on our experts for professional advice on everything related to hardwood flooring. Read on as we discuss what you should know about maple hardwood flooring to help you decide if it’s the right option for you.

Tough Wood, Durable Surface

Many homeowners love Maple for its hardness because they know it’s a hardwood that can last a lifetime with proper care. Maple ranks high on the Janka hardness scale (the scale that rates the hardness of different hardwood flooring species), making it a great choice for the busier areas of your home. It’s much harder than even the most common types of hardwood flooring, including both red and white oak.

Design and Appearance

While traditionally a light blond color, the shade of maple flooring can differ depending on its age and the area where it was grown. Maple’s appearance also differs based on how the trees are cultivated, and different trees and even parts of the same tree can produce different grain patterns. These grain patterns include flame maple, quilted maple, and bird’s eye maple that will give your room three distinct looks. Just be aware that some these different patterns will come at a higher cost than traditional maple with straight, tight grain.


In addition to the different types of maple flooring near Middletown NY, like other hardwood, maple can also be finished in almost any color imaginable. Because of its natural beauty, however, most people prefer to use a clear finish that protects the maple flooring while letting its true color and grain show through. Consider having your maple hardwood floors finished with a matte or satin finish to achieve a chic, minimalist design.

Get Started Today!

To figure out the best maple flooring option for your space, call a Design Associate at Floor Coverings International Orange County NY today and schedule your free, in-home design consultation. They will walk you through the different types, the colors, and every other decision that needs to be made to help you achieve the look you have in mind. Once you decide on a style,  our skilled installation team  will take care of every detail to make sure that your new hardwood floors look their best!

Book your free consultation today and let Floor Coverings International Orange County NY help you make your dream floors come true!

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