Maple Hardwood Flooring

An introduction to Maple hardwood flooring.

With hard flowing grain, neutral colors and remarkable density, Maple hardwood flooring is a popular choice for flooring surfaces for traditional and contemporary settings alike. The cleaner and lighter hues of this hardwood will appeal to homeowners seeking to a more neutral floor to enhance other aspects of their interior design.

In this guide to Maple hardwood flooring, you’ll find answers to basic questions and details about the many options for Maple flooring available from Carlisle Wide Plank Floors.

Creating your one-of-a-kind Maple hardwood flooring.

Carlisle offers many possibilities for customizing your Maple hardwood flooring to create a surface that is the perfect reflection of your sense of style and taste.

Wood, grade and width

When designing a hardwood floor with Carlisle, your first decision is which wood to use. In addition to White Maple and Brown Maple hardwood, we offer hardwood floors in Oak, Ash, Birch, Walnut, Hickory and Cherry, along with several pine floors and Reclaimed Oak, Reclaimed Heart Pine and Reclaimed Chestnut floors.

For most Carlisle woods, you’ll also be able to select a grade, enabling you to achieve a uniform look for your floor. Our Original Grade has a more rustic look with more variation in knots, color and grain, while our Heirloom Grade shows less variation for a more refined look. Our Signature Grade balances characteristics of both Original and Heirloom Grade timbers.

You also have a choice in the width of your floorboards, with Maple floorboards available from 5″ to 12″. Mixing widths produces an interesting and compelling visual look, while maintaining consistent widths across the floor will yield a more uniform look.

Structure

Your choice in structure of your Maple hardwood flooring includes both solid floorboards and engineered flooring. Solid boards are cut from a single piece of Maple while engineered boards are made from multiple layers of material. With Carlisle engineered flooring, a thick top layer of Maple hardwood flooring is adhered to multiple layers of Baltic Birch to produce the most stable engineered floor in the industry. Engineered Maple hardwood flooring is ideal for locations that experience significant shifts in temperature and relative humidity, such as basements, installations on concrete slabs and radiant heating systems. Engineered floors may also be appropriate in homes where the relative humidity significantly rises or falls at different times of the year – the multilayered construction of engineered flooring minimizes expansion and contraction of the floorboards. Engineered floors are not recommended for locations that fall below 30% relative humidity.

Finished or prefinished

Unfinished flooring is delivered ready for installation – it must be sanded, stained and sealed on site, with all the mess and inconvenience that these processes involved. Prefinished Maple hardwood flooring, on the other hand, is finished at Carlisle’s facility and delivered ready to be installed, allowing you to save time and money on installation while also avoiding the mess of sawdust and the inconvenience of having to leave your property while the floor is finished with polyurethane.

Choosing a stain or going natural

Most people who opt for Maple hardwood flooring choose not to stain their floors, preferring the natural and neutral hues of the Maple hardwood. But Maple takes stain easily and can be colored to meet the needs of any design scheme. Carlisle offers a vast number of stain colors, and our design consultants can help you choose the hue that is best for your needs.

Carlisle: your leading source for Maple hardwood flooring.

Carlisle has been a leading force in flooring for more than five decades, with a reputation for producing wide plank Maple hardwood flooring of exceptional beauty and durability. Every Carlisle floor is destined to become a defining feature of the space it fills, and a welcome reminder of where you are every time you enter the room.

When you come to Carlisle for Maple hardwood flooring, you’ll have a customer experience like no other. Our team is dedicated to making the process of designing your wide plank floor as fun as living on it, and we work diligently to provide expert guidance and knowledgeable assistance. Our craftsmen are dedicated to perfection – they live and breathe fine wood and are highly skilled at finding the perfect planks to make sure your floor exceeds your expectations.

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Frequently Asked Questions: The 411 on hard Maple flooring

Can Maple hardwood flooring be stained?

Maple hardwood flooring can be stained to a variety of colors, though it is most often finished with its natural hues. Carlisle offers a virtually unlimited assortment of stain choices, making it easy to achieve light or dark Maple floors.

What are the best ideas for how to clean Maple hardwood flooring?

Maple hardwood flooring should be swept clean of debris that may cause the floor to be scratched. A mixture of vinegar and water is an ideal solution for loosening dirt and contaminants that can then be damped mopped away. As with any hardwood floor, it’s important to consult the manufacturer’s or the installer’s instructions for the best ways to clean Maple hardwood flooring.

How durable is Maple hardwood flooring?

Hard Maple flooring has a Janka rating of 1450, making it one of the denser options for hardwood floors. While Maple floors will be less susceptible to dents, the subtle nature of the grain may cause scratches to be seen more easily.

What is white Maple versus Brown Maple hardwood flooring?

Both White Maple and Brown Maple hardwood flooring come from the white Maple tree, but Brown Maple hardwood is cut from trees that have developed heartwood at the core of the timber. This produces a distinctive brown heartwood with rich brown streaks and striking variations in color and character.

What is wide plank Maple hardwood flooring?

Wide plank Maple hardwood flooring is made with floorboards that may be as wide as 12″ and as long as 12′. With planks that are 2 – 6 times wider than standard commercial flooring, wide plank Maple hardwood flooring has a more elegant feel, with floorboards that allow the grain structure and personality of the Maple wood to be fully seen and appreciated. Wide plank floors have a fraction of the seams of standard floors, producing a less busy look and making any room seem more spacious.

What is Maple hardwood flooring?

Maple hardwood flooring is a flooring surface made from timbers cut from a Maple tree. Maple floorboards feature clear, hard flowing grain with occasional swirls and neutral hues that range from creamy white to light brown. Maple is a highly dense hardwood, helping to produce Maple hardwood flooring that is resistant to dents and dings. Maple hardwood flooring can be dressed up or down to match the decor of any interior design.