Red oak is one of the most popular species of hardwood for flooring  in the USA.

However, there are some folks who prefer using maple and for various reasons.

Durability: The main benefit of maple hardwood floors is durability — it’s a long-lasting wood. Maple is a highly dense and a hard type of wood, harder than oak or ash. In fact, it’s one of the hardest types of wood around, with a 1450 rating on the Janka hardness scale, compared to 1,360 for white oak, 1,320 for ash, 1,290 for red oak, and 995 for cherry. It’s appreciated for its good resistance to decay

Cosmetic beauty: Maple flooring has a lighter look plus there is less grain. It’s appreciated for its uniform color.

Stain & Refinishing: Maple flooring can be little more difficult to stain and refinish, so the primary application that is recommended is a clear coat or a can a light stain in order to add  some contrast

Coloration Over Time: Like cherry, maple will darken over time, though far less dramatically. Maple starts off very light and bright, with a few pink and grey tones. Over time, it will age to a warm golden honey color.

Pricing & Heritage: Maple wood is a little more expensive that white oak and is harvested in the norther region of the United States and Canada too.

Elegant Floors is a 25-year family run businesses.  They take a lot of pride of being able to take good care of the hardwood flooring needs of homeowners throughout the entire South Bay area.

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1,800 sq.ft. Sunnyvale townhome with 3/4 x 3 1/4 inch Maple flooring; repaired and refinished and stained with 3 coats of Satin, a water-base finish.


All About Maple Flooring… A Long-Lasting, Beautiful & Strong, Hardwood Species