Published on Friday, September 22, 2017
For a durable, gorgeous hardwood to make statement flooring or panelling, consider hard maple.
Thanks to its durability, maple is most suitable for:
Maple is often creamy white in colour, generally with a reddish tinge. The heartwood can
occasionally be a dark brown colour and the sapwood is a light colour. The grain is usually
straight but can become curly or wavy, which looks particularly unusual.
Hard maple dries slowly with high shrinkage, so it can be susceptible to movement in
performance. Pre-boring is recommended when nailing and screwing. With care it
machines well, turns well and glues satisfactorily. It can be stained to an outstanding finish, suitable for enamel finishes and brown tones, and also polishes well.
Maybe maple is the right hardwood for you? To see our stunning selection of timber on offer, call in to our Joinery & Woodworking Centre and chat to our team.