Beautiful and durable – what more could you want from a hardwood floor? Fortunately, maple flooring offers both. Our experts at Floor Coverings International Huntsville think maple is a great option for Huntsville homeowners who want a durable, long-lasting wood floor that also comes in a wide range of stains and finishes.
Why Choose Maple Hardwood Flooring?
Maple has a unique look. In its unstained form, maple has a pale, creamy color with a smooth finish and subtle grain pattern. If you want to give your home a clean, airy look with natural materials, unstained maple is just the wood for the job. But maple wood flooring also comes in a wide range of colors and stains, if you happen to be looking for something darker or more traditional. Maple tends to look better in lighter hues, however, since dark stains can tend to look blotchy on its non-porous surface. Maple ranges from very even and clear (with minimal blemishes) to more rustic, with natural flaws like mineral stains and pin knots. Typically, the clearer the wood, the higher its quality and price tag.
Maple is extremely durable. If a tough, dent-resistant floor is important to you, maple wood flooring should be high on your list. There’s a reason you often see maple floors in high-traffic areas like school gymnasiums. With a rating of 1450 on the Janka hardness scale, maple is tougher than other woods like oak, cherry, and walnut. Proper installation, sealing, and the occasional cleaning are all you need for your maple floors to stand up to the wear and tear of everyday life.
Maple is affordable. Whatever your budget, there is likely a maple flooring option for you. If you want to stay on the lower end, natural, unstained maple is the way to go. If you’re willing to spend a bit more for a particular look, you’ll have a wide variety of stains and finishes to choose from.
Ready to take a look at our maple hardwood floor offerings? Call Floor Coverings International Huntsville today! We provide free in-home estimates throughout the Huntsville area.
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