If you’re considering installing new hardwood in your home, maple hardwood is a great option! At Floor Coverings International KC South, we are your local Overland Park hardwood flooring experts! Maple hardwood flooring ranks high on the Janka hardness scale, making it a great choice for areas of your home that receive a high amount of foot traffic.
For that reason, you’re likely to see maple hardwood in common places such as basketball courts, bowling alleys, and sports arenas. While traditionally light tan in color, the shade of maple hardwood flooring can vary on a few factors, such as:
- Its age
- The area where it was grown
- 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 refinishing depending on the care and amount of foot traffic it receives.
Maple hardwood comes in three varieties of grain:
- Flame maple: Has wavy red lines and is often used to make acoustic guitars and other musical instruments.
- Quilted maple: Bears a pattern that resembles a quilt or ripples on water.
- Bird’s eye: This is the most common option, and has a distinctive pattern that resembles a bird’s eyes.
Maple hardwood flooring is available in a wide array of grain patterns and shades to pick from. It can be stained different colors and even distressed or hand-scraped for a rustic feel. Maple is also becoming an increasingly popular type of laminate hardwood, which provides an additional flooring choice. Let the experts at Floor Coverings International KC South help you find the style of maple hardwood flooring that’s perfect for you and your home. Contact us today to schedule your free in-home consultation where we bring the samples right to you. We proudly serve the greater Overland Park, Olathe, Leawood areas and are excited to work with you on your new project!
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