Scientists still do not understand what causes birdseye figure to occur.
Birdseye Maple Flooring.
Birdseye Maple is the name for a figured grain pattern that resembles tiny swirly eyes floating in the grain. Most notable in Hard Maple, Birdseye grain is also found in Red Maple, Yellow Birch, and a few other woods. Our Birdseye Maple floors are milled exclusively from Hard Maple lumber that exhibits this grain. Birdseye Maple is sought after for use in veneers, furniture, and woodworking.
Hard Maple, aka Sugar Maple, is perhaps best known as the tree whose sap is boiled to make maple syrup. Hard Maple also has excellent resistance to abrasion and wear, making it ideal wood flooring for high traffic areas. This is why Hard Maple is the wood of choice for cutting boards and gymnasium floors. The wood of the northern Hard Maple tree exhibits a tight grain (the result of a shorter growing season) which helps make your floor even more durable.
Have questions about Birdseye Maple or any other wood floor? Call us between 8am and 4pm (Eastern time) at 1-800-928-9602 or email anytime.