There are many species of hardwood available for homes in the Waukesha and Brookfield area today. Maple hardwood flooring is a popular option. It ranks high on the Janka hardness scale, making it a great choice for areas that receive high volumes of traffic. Its hardness also makes maple hardwood a common choice for basketball courts, bowling alleys, and other sports arenas that tend to take a beating. 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.
Like almost all hardwood flooring, maple is relatively easy to clean and maintain. Simply sweep the surface regularly to remove dirt and debris, and wipe it down with a damp cloth to remove any spots or spills. It’s important to clean spills as soon as they happen to avoid moisture damage and stains. Your wood floors may also require periodic refinishing depending on the care and amount of traffic they receive.
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 sewn quilt or ripples on water. Birdseye, most often seen in Hard Maple, is a distinctive pattern with tiny dark flecks that resemble birds’ eyes. The variety of grain patterns available in maple hardwood flooring is another feature that makes it a popular choice for interior use.
Versatility & Popularity
Maple hardwood flooring is a popular flooring option that is available in a wide range of grain patterns, color options, and finishes, making it suitable for a diversity of design styles. Maple is also becoming an increasingly popular style for wood-imitation laminate as an alternative flooring choice. Ready to start the search for your perfect flooring? Let the experts at Floor Coverings International Waukesha help you find maple hardwood floors for your home. Contact us today to schedule your free in-home estimate and design consultation.
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