Maple Hardwood Flooring
Maple hardwood flooring is a light cream color broken up by occasional dark streaks. The grain pattern can be straight or intricately swirled. As solid maple hardwood flooring, this product consists of a single piece of wood constructed entirely from the same species. A protective coating and stain have not been applied to this product, so it must be finished on site. As a select grade, this maple hardwood flooring shows balanced color variations produced by differences of natural heartwood and sapwood.
Finishing and installing unfinished flooring is certainly within the capabilities of an experienced DIY-type. If you are interested in learning more about the process of installing hardwood, view installation steps here.
As a select grade, this maple hardwood flooring shows balanced color variations produced by differences of natural heartwood and sapwood.
Select and Better
This select and better grade maple hardwood has a uniform color with few knots or pinholes.
Second and Better
Second and Better is a combination of 1st grade and 2nd grade developing from the production run. The lowest graded pieces allowed in this hardwood are 2nd grade.
As a #1 common grade, this product displays more color variation, shorter board length, and an increased chance of visible knots and pinholes.
As a #2 common grade, this product shows natural variations, manufacturing imperfections, pronounced character, and contrasting appearance.
As a #3 common grade, this product shows more knots, mineral streaks, and color variety. This product is also combined with utility grade hardwood featuring boards that show a lot of natural character such as light and dark boards, extremely short board lengths (approx. 9″), and very evident knots and pinholes. This grade of flooring may also include splits, cracks, open knot holes, broken tongues or grooves, and other natural defects. With this grade a small percentage may be unusable. It is suggested that a waste factor of 10 – 15% be added to your actual square foot calculation to allow for this possibility.
This Euro character grade contains a wide variation in both color and natural characters, consisting of a mixture of all grades and allowing for a floor with 2′ to 10 ‘ length planks.