maple floors wood hardwood flooringWant a beautiful light-colored floor that will work in almost any room of your home? Maple might just be the right hardwood for your needs. Here are a few reasons why our experts at Floor Coverings International Arch City think you should consider maple flooring for your St. Louis home.

Why Choose Maple Hardwood Flooring?

  • Beauty – If you want your home to have a clean, airy look, a light-colored hardwood like maple may be the way to go. Maple is known for its creamy, pale color and smooth finish, which is beautiful in its natural, unstained form. However, think carefully before choosing a maple wood flooring with a dark stain – maple is a very non-porous wood, so it can be resistant to certain stains. Dark stains in particular may appear blotchy or uneven on maple wood. Maple has a very subtle, light grain, which can range from straight lines to curly patterns. The quality of the maple wood will also affect its look (and price). The higher the quality, the clearer the wood will be; if the quality is lower, the wood is more likely to have natural flaws like mineral stains and pin knots. To see the range of maple flooring options, take a look at our Product Gallery.
  • Durability – Homeowners often choose maple for its durability. This wood is very hard and dent-resistant, making it a great choice throughout your home – even in high-traffic areas like hallways or kitchens. On the Janka scale, which rates the hardness of different wood materials, maple flooring is at 1450 – higher than other types of wood, like cherry, oak, or walnut. Even if you have pets or children in your home, you can rest easy knowing that your maple floors will last for many years to come.

Not sure if natural or stained maple is right for you? Want to see how maple flooring would look in your home? Need a free in-home estimate on your project? Give Floor Coverings International Arch City a call! We visit homes throughout the St. Louis area. Let us bring our full range of product samples to your home, give you a free quote, and answer all your questions.

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