THE WOOD FLOOR STORE
New Jersey's Leading Wood Flooring Center

1271 Route 22 East, Lebanon, NJ 08833
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Maple Wood Floor

Maple Flooring Room Scene 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, fiddleback, curly or birdís-eye figuring. Figured boards often culled during grading and sold at a premium.

Variations within species and grades: Black maple (B. nigrum) is also hard; other species are classified as soft.

Hardness (Janka): 1450; 12% harder than Northern red oak.

Dimensional Stability: Average (change coefficient .00353; 4% more stable than red oak)

Durability: Dense, strong, tough, stiff; excellent shock resistance ó often used in bowling alleys and athletic facilities. Markedly resistant to abrasive wear.

Workability
Sawing/Machining: Density makes machining difficult.

Sanding: Sands satisfactorily.
Nailing: Fair resistance to splitting; good holding ability.

Finishing: Takes neutral finish well; does not stain uniformly.

Comments: Light color lends itself to contemporary light floors. Extra care must be taken during sanding and finishing, as sanding marks and finish lines are more obvious due to mapleís density and light color.

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The Wood Floor Store
Lebanon Plaza, 1271 Route 22 East
P.O. Box 690, Lebanon, NJ 08833
Hunterdon County, Central New Jersey
908-236-7117

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