If you’re in the market for new hardwood flooring in your Marietta area home, maple is a beautiful and durable option. At Floor Coverings International West Metro Atlanta, we love the many benefits maple hardwood provides. Read below to learn everything you need to know about this popular hardwood species!
Maple is a light-colored hardwood species that can be found in many different homes. If you have a small or dark home, maple is a great way to make a space feel bigger and lighter. Maple is a light, creamy color with shades that vary some from plank to plank. This closed-pore wood doesn’t take stain very well, so the coloring can only be customized slightly. Homeowners can pick between different textures, board widths, sheens, and more, however.
Due to maple being a closed-pore wood, it is much more water resistant than most hardwoods. While moisture should still be cleaned up right away, it will hold up well to any spills that happen. Ranking at 1450 on the Janka hardness scale, maple is a very durable option without feeling too hard underfoot. Maple is great for busy families with kids and pets. The light color will help to hide dents and pet hair and it will hold up well to any wear and tear that does occur.
Like all hardwoods in Marietta, maple can be sanded and refinished to get rid of any dents, scratches, and to make the wood look like new again. This can be done several times, but more on thicker boards. Make sure to sweep your floors once a week, clean up any spills, and wax and mop as needed.
Let the experts at Floor Coverings International West Metro Atlanta help you select the perfect new hardwood floors. Schedule a free design consultation where we bring our mobile showroom full of samples right to your door. We proudly serve the greater Marietta, East Cobb, Powder Springs, and Smyrna areas and look forward to working with you!