Homeowners who are interested in hardwood flooring know the value and beauty that this flooring option adds to their home. Once you’ve made the decision to invest in hardwood flooring in general, though, a more specific question comes to the surface: what hardwood flooring species is the best fit for your home?
At Floor Coverings International St. Petersburg, we carry a vast selection of hardwood flooring species and varieties, and our flooring experts are highly trained to help you understand the pros and cons of each option when it comes to your particular project. To learn more about maple hardwood flooring, a very popular option in the St. Petersburg area, read on.
All About Maple Hardwood Flooring
Maple hardwood is the second most popular hardwood species, coming only after red oak in its prevalence across the country. What draws many to maple hardwood is its uniform appearance, with light plank coloring and minimal grain patterns.
Pros and Cons of Maple Hardwood Flooring
When it comes to the benefits of maple hardwood flooring, homeowners generally praise this option for its durability, affordability, and ability to take dark stains well. Maple hardwood flooring scores a 1450 on the Janka hardness scale, which makes it even more durable than red oak flooring, known as a strong option, which scores a 1290 on the same scale. Maple hardwood flooring can also be stained to match pricier hardwood flooring types like cherry or mahogany, so homeowners can enjoy the aesthetic benefits of other wood flooring options at the price of maple. It is important to keep in mind, though, that one drawback of maple hardwood flooring is that if a professional team does not stain maple, the results could end up blotchy. At Floor Coverings International St. Petersburg, we have a host of experience staining maple hardwood and can bring our very best to your project.
Schedule Your Hardwood Flooring Consultation
If you’re interested in installing maple hardwood flooring, or another flooring variety, in your St. Petersburg home, call the experts at Floor Coverings International St. Petersburg today. We’re proud to offer free, in-home, Design Consultations and free estimates, so you can find the best flooring fit for your home. Call us today!