Maple delights the eye with its soft, consistent color tones and clear grain. Hardwood Maple will enhance the beauty of both the light-splashed, wide expanses of large rooms, hallways and stairways, as well as in smaller rooms.
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, fiddle-back, curly or bird’s-eye figuring. Figured boards often culled during grading and sold at a premium.
VARIATIONS WITHIN SPECIES AND GRADES: Black maple is also hard; other species are classified as soft.
HARDNESS (JANKA): Hard
DIMENSIONAL STABILITY: Average
DURABILITY: Strong, dense, hard, stiff.