Hard Maple Flooring

Maple flooring has characteristics of the Maple tree. Maple’s sapwood is creamy to pale white. Heartwood is light to medium brown with fine light brown lines. Maple has a closed subdued grain. Maple has fine uniform texture. Maple is harder than red oak and average stability. Maple is not generally recommended for radiant heat applications or sites near bodies of water . Maple does not stain uniformly. Sanding marks and finish lines are more obvious because of Maple’s density and light color. Care must be taken. Maple is said to have a clean pleasant appearance.

Grades

Museum quality white maple flooring

Each board is hand selected for even grain, clarity and color. Boards are creamy white to pale white with no mineral streaks. We strive for the best color maple can offer. A nice light uniform floor.

Select white maple flooring

Boards are creamy white to a very light tan. Mineral streaking is allowed. Knots and checking are not permitted. A nice light floor. We work diligently to select the lighter hues.

Select conservation maple flooring

Boards are clear with colors ranging from creamy white to medium brown. Most of the tree is represented by this grade. Knots and checking are not permitted. Called conservation by the Sampsons given that this grade is a very sustainable use of the tree. This grade can be considered less formal.

Note: All flooring is milled in Warren, Maine by the Sampson family to your specifications and is packaged by order.

Face Widths:

3” up to 5” museum white
3” up to 7” select white
3” up to 9” select conservation

Accent Strips:

3/4” up to 2 1/2” available in both grades

Thickness

25/32”

Lengths:

ranges available, maple usually averages between 5’ to 7’

Milling:

Tongue and groove with back relief.
Endmatching option available.
Flooring can be ordered with endmatching (a tongue or groove at the end of board length).

Fun facts/traditional uses:

piano parts, butcher blocks, flooring in bowling alleys, flooring

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