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Explore the Natural Beauty of Maple Hardwood Flooring

November 18, 2011 2:46 pm    Posted by EMSnyder    Comment (1)

Let me create a scenario for you and see if this sounds familiar: Maple - Cappuccino
You have flooring that absolutely needs to be replaced.
Your furniture tends to be more of a contemporary styling.
You definitely want hardwood flooring.

What flooring would you choose?

Consider a natural maple hardwood. The colors in this wood species range from creamy white to light reddish brown. The lighter end of the color range comes from the sapwood part of the tree, while the darker colors originate from the heartwood. The graining pattern in maple is more subdued than with other domestic hardwoods, which adds to the soft, clean visual of this type of hardwood floor. As with all hardwoods, maple will undergo a subtle color change over time. This patina process will turn the floor more amber or a creamy golden color. If you don’t like the golden color – and you have a solid hardwood floor (not an engineered hardwood) – you can sand and refinish the floor or choose a different color stain.

Let’s talk about the performance of a maple hardwood floor. If you have small children or pets, you’ll want a floor that’s durable and practical, as well as stylish. Maple flooring is very durable, with excellent resistance to scratches and indentations, making it a very good choice for a busy home. Like many natural hardwood floors, maple wood flooring adds value to a home and with proper care, can last for generations.

Take a closer look at maple hardwood flooring for your home.

Liz Snyder is a Technical Services Representative, Maintenance Specialist and trainer. She has been with Armstrong for over 30 years, spending most of her career in Customer Service for our Floor Products division. She enjoys her training responsibilities and assisting customers in choosing the best flooring for their home, while providing installation, subfloor preparation and maintenance assistance. Outside of work, she enjoys spending time with her family, dancing and vacationing on the beach and Disney World.