Northern Maple - Silver Shade

5 in. Engineered Hardwood Wide Plank

Category Floors
Flooring Type Hardwood Flooring
Species Maple
Product Number ERH5309
Collection Rural Living
Performance Class Best
Get estimated project costs that include installation and other often overlooked flooring costs. Flooring Costs Price This Floor
Refers to the number of years the product is warranted by Armstrong Warranty Residential Warranty : 25 years
Armstrong Hardwood Warranty (Eng.)
Construction relates specifically to either solid or engineered hardwood. Solid hardwood flooring is of one piece of wood while engineered hardwood flooring is made up of 3 to 10 thin layers of hardwood that are bonded together. Construction Engineered
The protective surface coating found on all flooring. Finish System HartGuard Deluxe
Color Silver Shade
Design / Texture refers to a flooring surface appearance. Design / Texture Hand-scraped
Gloss describes the shiny coating that adds a polished look to the floor’s surface. Every flooring category (hardwood, vinyl, laminate) offers gloss levels (high, medium, low) from which to choose based on your room design and lifestyle. Gloss Level Low Gloss
Describes the way the hardwood and laminate board edges and ends are cut. The most common edges are described as:<br/><b style="display:block;text-align:left;padding-left:7px">Beveled-Edge</b><img src="/flooring/i/images/Beveled.gif"/><b style="display:block;text-align:left;padding-left:7px">Eased-Edge</b><img src="/flooring/i/images/EasedBevel.gif"/><b style="display:block;text-align:left;padding-left:7px">Micro-Edge</b><img src="/flooring/i/images/MicroBevel.gif"/><b style="display:block;text-align:left;padding-left:7px">Square-Edge</b><img src="/flooring/i/images/SquareBevel.gif"/> Edge Type Pillowed Edge / Pillowed Ends
Width refers to how wide (in inches) each hardwood plank will be. Armstrong offers many widths, but <a href="/flooring/products/hardwood/wide-plank-5-in-and-up/_/N-67oZ6xc">wide plank hardwood flooring</a> is currently popular. Width 5 in.
Length Varying Lengths: 10 - 48 in.
Thickness 1/2 in.
Sq. Foot per Carton 28
DIY Level Experienced
Installation Location Below/On/Above Ground Level
Installation Method Glue or Staple or Floating
Product Classification
Board-to-Board Color Variation

Board-to-Board Color Variation
Wood is a natural material that features changes in color and tone. The board-to-board color variation is more pronounced in some species, less in others. If you like the look of contrasting light and dark tones, select a species that offers most color variation. If you prefer consistent color from board to board, choose the least color variation.

Hardness Scale

Hardness Scale
The density/hardness of the wood species and its ability to withstand foot traffic, children and pets will impact its wear performance, and will vary from species to species. Strong, resilient Oak is used as the industry benchmark. The hardness scale shown to the left shows the relative hardness of this wood species.

Hardwood Floor Care Products

To preserve the beauty of your hardwood floor, sweep or dry mop as needed. Periodically clean with Armstrong Hardwood and Laminate Floor Cleaner, and be sure to wipe up spills immediately.

More information on how to clean hardwood floors

(A) Hardwood Laminate Cleaner Spray

For routine cleaning of all no-wax hardwood and laminate floors.

  • A unique cleaner that lifts soil from the surface of the urethane finish without leaving a film
  • Great for spot cleaning or all over floor cleaning
  • Ready-to-Use formula, no rinsing required
  • Appropriate for all gloss level finishes
  • Perfectly formulated for no-wax hardwood or laminate floors
Armstrong Hardwood & Laminate Floor Cleaner Trigger Spray

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LA295727-1111 3/8" & 1/2" Install Instruc (Tri)

Professional Installation

No matter what flooring type you choose, we recommend you consult your retailer to locate an Armstrong Certified Installer near you. Armstrong Certified Installers undergo rigorous flooring installation training on all Hardwood flooring products. You can rest assured that when you use an Armstrong Certified installer, your wood flooring will be installed properly and provide many years of satisfaction.

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DIY Installation

Visit the DIY Hardwood Flooring Installation section of the site to explore installation information and options for this and other Armstrong products

How to Install Hardwood Floors

Trim and Moldings Overview

Complete your floor with coordinated transitions such as threshold, stair nose, reducer strip, quarter round and t-molding. We offer a complete selection of species and colors providing the finishing touch to your flooring installation

Trim and Moldings for Hardwood - Northern Maple - Silver Shade
Quarter Round

Quarter Round

A molding used to cover expansion space next to baseboards, case goods, and stairs steps. Pre-drill and nail to the vertical surface, not to the floor.

Reducer Strip

Reducer Strip

A teardrop shaped molding used around fireplaces, doorways, as a room divider, or as a transition between wood flooring and adjacent floor coverings that are less thick. Fasten down with adhesive, small nails or double-faced tape.

Stair Nose

Stair Nose

A molding undercut for use as a stair landings trim, elevated floor perimeters, and stair steps. Fasten down firmly with adhesive and nails or screws. Pre-drill nail holes to prevent splitting.



A molding used as a transition piece from one flooring to another of equal height or to gain expansion spaces. Fasten at the heel in the center of the molding. Additional support may need to be added to the heel of the molding dependent upon the thickness of the goods covered.



A molding undercut used against sliding door tracks, fireplaces, carpet, ceramic tile, or existing thresholds to allow for expansion space and to provide a smooth transition in height difference. Fasten to subfloor with adhesive and/or nails through the heel. Pre-drill nail holes to prevent splitting.

Rated 3.5 out of 5 by 2 reviewers.
Rated 3 out of 5 by Beautiful floor but way too susceptible to deep scratches I love my flooring (installed by the home builder) and I love the shade, but as in the other review I just read, it does show a lot of dust and dog hair - not the fault of the manufacturer - but any dark flooring will do this. However, if you are looking for something with a slight gray tint to it, this works excellent. My main problem is the softness of the wood/product. We moved in during November and immediately started unboxing Christmas ornaments to decorate. Some of the ornaments lost their colorful crystals and ended up on the floor underfoot, or under chair legs, etc. I have deep, through the wood, scratches down to the light untreated surface color of the wood. Wow. I was surprised. I have over 2500 sf of this wood and every room has deep scratches. My kids are even grown and out of the house now so there's little traffic. I'm sending Armstrong an inquiry about what type of filler product I can buy to take care of this. After living here 7 months, I also have hundreds of light scuff marks that won't come off with regular cleaner (mop style or hand rag) that were created by table and chair legs - so I am inquiring about a different product for that as well. Prior to this house, I came from a house with 3000 sf of genuine handscraped hardwoods and never once had a scratch in the ten years I lived there - including big dogs and multiple growing kids. Big difference in wood hardness. However, I absolutely love the color and it is hard to find in the genuine hardwoods. June 18, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by Recommended, but with caution I’ve had the floor installed for one month now (January 2013). As background, I used about 1,000 sq. ft of product on a concrete slab, covering the first floor (foyer, office, living room, kitchen, pantry, closets and powder room). I was looking for a fine grain product with a grey color. I also wanted some natural warmth from brown hues to come through the stain. It seems that many producers are attempting to make this color, although many tend toward a deep brown or an industrial grey. The Armstrong product was the only I found (after four months of research) that seemed to balance the grey/brown mix. The small sample board looked good in my space. After I received the product and inspected individual boards, I thought that the product might be too brownish. As it was installed, I began to see the considerable grey come through, as well as how deep and dark the color is overall. It is a decidedly dark floor. After a month, I can tell you that it looks graphite or nearly black at night or dim lighting, but in the sun, warm browns come through, along with a wonderfully rich grey. It is a wonderful color and changes in the light. The maple is characteristically smooth, with fine grain. That said, it has whorls and knots that add color, variety and character (in addition to the rural living distressed feature). Overall, I am pleased with the floor, but have some reservations. Everyone that visits comments on how beautiful the floor is, but the dark color means that every speck of lint or carpet fuzz shows. I've noticed that dust also is visible in the daylight and I might soon adopt a routine of wiping it each week to address the dust build-up, especially in low traffic areas (like corners and near walls and furniture). The product is also ribbed, which creates a regular wavy pattern at even intervals across the floor. Not sure if I am a fan of this characteristic, but I have gotten used to it. I did not notice this feature at all on the sample boards, but I should have. As another reviewer mentioned, the boards have knots which are not wholly smooth and can snag socks if not careful. My biggest issue/fear is the scratch resistance of the product. I live alone, but have my 4 year old son often. Moving furniture back onto the floor created some light-colored scratches that are visible (to me) on the dark finish. I wonder how long it will be before I see scrapes and marks on the high traffic areas. Again, there are very few people walking on it every day. The main question is would I buy it again. I would. It is a beautifully-colored floor that will require more maintenance than a lighter colored floor. But when clean, it is stunning. January 28, 2013
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