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 Maple Wood Floors (Hard / Sugar Maple) : Maple  A Domestic Wood Floor Species

Maple ( Hard) Maple Wood Flooring
Maple Sports Floors-Basketball courts

Maple (hard) commonly used for sports floors
LEFT-Oil based               RIGHT-Water Based

Basketball court

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Maple Hardwood Flooring

Mullican Prefinished Moorish Castle Maple wood floors


Appearance: Color: Maple Heartwood is creamy white to light reddish brown; Sapwood is pale to creamy white.
Maple Wood Floors Grain: 
Closed, subdued grain, with medium figuring and uniform grain texture. Occasionally shows quilted, fiddle back, curly or bird's-eye figuring. Figured boards often culled during grading and sold at a premium.
Commodity item; figured grains limited
Properties of Maple Wood Floors: Hardness:
1450 janka Table, 12% harder than Northern red oak Durability: Dense, strong, tough, stiff, often used in bowling alleys and sports floors
Workability: Sawing:
Density makes it difficult Nailing: good, fair resistance to splitting Sanding: satisfactorily Finishing: Good in natural finish, DOES NOT stain uniformly

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