Jerri Nicholson Flooring November 28th, 2018 - 07:02:35
Maple hardwood flooring is a northern American species, predominantly typically when we're going to source hardwood flooring, that's what we're getting it from is from North America, Lots up north and the northern United States and Canada there's tons and tons of maple. So the good thing for you is the price point on maple should always be pretty good and aggressive, obviously, depending on who you're buying from maple is one of the hardest domestic species. It's about 1450 on the hardness scale, depending on where you're getting your numbers from Hickory, Hickory and pecan would be the only one.
That's that's harder than we're using for hardwood flooring. So that's definitely a good advantage for it. Color-wise maple is a creamy white light. Coloring with a little bit of reddish, sometimes so that's what it's going to look like, naturally, typically we're always until our customers to find a floor finish that they like that is finished. Naturally, that way, if it comes time to refinishing later, you know what you have underneath and maples one that you really need to know, because of maple in the factory stains really well, some of the more beautiful floors on the market. Right now are stained maple floors.
Very, very nice: the challenge was standing. Maple, though, is very few contractors will do it on-site and even the guys that do very few can do it successfully and the reason is maple to closed grain, so it doesn't want to accept stain very evenly. So you get a very, very blotchy look, so you need to know that before you buy, especially if you're buying, let's say like a charcoal colored maple and it comes time to refinish this floor in five to ten years and then you think you're gonna get A charcoal color back if you had a Salesman that didn't tell you that now you got a floor, you can't do anything with you're gonna go back with a maple natural or you're gonna have to be okay with the imperfection that comes along with staining.
A maple on-site, the other thing you want to pay attention to with maple is an actor is acclamation and the reason I say that I mean acclamation is important with all woods but with maple when you're finishing it. Naturally, you know because it's a lie. If you get shrinkage, you're gonna actually see darker lines on your floor because of the shrinkage, because it's a light wood, so maple is one of the only woods when you have shrinkage, you can actually see some things so make sure you're. Taking the proper steps.