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Maple

Maple

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For pricing call 718-633-4300

Available Thickness:

  • Strip flooring is less than 3” wide, and creates a linear effect in a room. It generally is considered “traditional” wood flooring.
    Available in 1", 1¾", 1½", 1⅓", 2", 2¼", 2½", 2¾"
  • Plank flooring is greater than 3” wide. It is linear, like strip flooring, and evokes a casual look.
    Available in 3" or 3¼", 4" or 4¼", 5" of 5¼", 6" or 6¼", 7"

Available Grades:

  • No. 1 Common has a varied appearance, light and dark colors, knots, mineral streaks and wormholes.
  • No. 2 Common is rustic in appearance and emphasizes all wood characteristics of the species.
  • Clear wood has minimal character marks and a uniform color and appearance.
  • Select wood has natural color variations and includes knots, mineral streaks, and other natural characteristics.

Available Cuts:

  • Plainsawn is the most common cut. Characteristics include a varied grain appearance.
  • Quartersawn is more expensive than plainsawn. Characteristics include a uniform grain appearance with ray flecks. Ray flecks give the wood a shimmering flake effect.
  • Riftsawn is more expensive than plainsawn. Characteristics are similar to quartersawn without the ray flecks.
  • Livesawn is a combination of plainsawn, quartersawn and riftsawn.

Available Styles:

  • Strip flooring is less than 3” wide, and creates a linear effect in a room. It generally is considered “traditional” wood flooring.
  • Plank flooring is greater than 3” wide. It is linear, like strip flooring, and evokes a casual look.
  • Parquet flooring can vary in size and generates a geometric, non-linear look. It can be simple or complex in design.

Appearance

Color: Heartwood is creamy white to light reddish brown; sapwood is pale to creamy white.

Grain: Closed, subdued grain, with medium figuring and uniform texture. Occasionally shows quilted, fiddleback, curly or bird's-eye figuring. Figured boards often culled during grading and sold at a premium.

Variations Within Species And Grades: Black maple (B. nigrum) is also hard; other species are classified as soft.