Select grade Maple is our highest grade of Maple flooring, featuring clear grain.
You probably know Sugar Maple as the tree whose sap is boiled to make maple syrup. Well Sugar Maple, aka Hard Maple, also has excellent resistance to abrasion and wear, making it ideal wood flooring for high traffic areas. They make cutting boards out of hard maple for a reason! Sugar Maple is also the wood of choice for ballroom and gymnasium floors. Maple wood naturally contains a mix of pale sapwood and darker heartwood.
Sugar Maple trees grown above the 38th parallel, as ours are, are renowned for their very tight and uniform grain—the result of the shorter growing season. This makes the wood of northern Sugar Maple trees extremely durable.