Durable, Low Maintenance, and Stylish
Choose Floor Coverings International of Medford and Klamath Falls, serving the greater Medford, Oregon area for all of your flooring needs, including maple hardwood flooring. Our flooring team is trained in all types of hardwood flooring, including maple. Our design associate will walk you through our maple flooring products and offer style guidance. Then, our team will perform a full, professional, and efficient installation of your new hardwood floors. We are committed to providing you the best service in order to complete your flooring project on-time and on-budget.
Maple is a popular and sturdy species of hardwood flooring and is used in common places such as basketball courts, bowling alleys, and sports arenas. While traditionally light tan in color, the shade of maple hardwood flooring can vary on a few factors, such as its age, the area where it was grown, and the stain or finish used to treat the wood.
Advantages & Disadvantages
The main advantages of maple flooring are its strength, ease of maintenance, and stylish nature. Maple flooring ranks highly on the Janka hardness scale, making it one of the most durable species of hardwood flooring. Additionally, maple flooring is very easy to clean with regular sweeping and mopping; plus, maple flooring won’t hold allergens as easily as other flooring materials, making it great for homes with people with allergies and/or asthma. Many customers love maple flooring’s very subtle grain pattern, which is due to its characteristic light coloring.
On the other hand, there are some things to take into consideration if you’re thinking of having maple flooring installed. Like many hardwood floors, it is best avoided in humid or wet areas like a bathroom as it could cause damage to your floors. Maple can be difficult to stain, especially with lighter tones. If you are planning on creating a custom stain, it is best to let the professionals – like the team at Floor Coverings International of Medford and Klamath Falls – perform the installation.
Grain & Style Options
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: bears a pattern that resembles a quilt or ripples on water.
- Bird’s eye: the most common grain variety, it has a distinctive pattern that resembles birds’ eyes.
You can also choose between a number of different stain and finish options. With an almost infinite number of combinations that can be made, you can be sure that you will find a maple hardwood option for any design that you have in mind.
Our partnerships with nationally-recognized manufacturers allow us to offer our customers a large selection of colors and styles of maple hardwood flooring at reasonable prices. Let the experts at Floor Coverings International, serving the greater Medford and Klamath Falls areas, help you find the maple hardwood flooring that’s just right for you and your home. Contact us today to schedule your free in-home consultation.
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