Hard Select Grade – Maple Flooring


Plank length range
4 to 10+ feet
Average plank length
7+ feet
3/4 inch
Milled profile
Tongue and groove four sides. Unfinished floor planks have a square edge; prefinished floor planks have a slight microbevel on the long edges.
Unfinished floors available with smooth or skip planed surface. Prefinished floors available with smooth surface only.
Lead time
4 to 6 weeks for most orders. Additional 2-3 weeks for prefinished orders.
Available unfinished or prefinished
Widths available in this grade
3 to 8 inches

Acer Saccharum.

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.