Maple flooring in Pound Ridge NY 10576

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Maple flooring in Pound Ridge NY 10576If you're looking for a light colored hardwood floor, consider maple  flooring for your home in Pound Ridge NY. Maple flooring is a light blond color with low graining. It’s a light, smooth look that can open up any room and give a modern, contemporary and northern European feel.  


Maple flooring is harder than oak. On the Janka hardness scale, Maple is a 1450 vs. red oak which is 1290. Maple is lighter than oak flooring and its grain is smoother.While traditionally a light blond color, the shade of maple flooring can differ depending on its age and the area where it was grown. Maple’s appearance also differs based on how the trees are cultivated. Flame maple, quilted maple and bird’s eye maple are 3 different types grain patterns that will give your room 3 different looks.  


Maple flooring in Pound Ridge NYMaple flooring comes in many grades, and it’s important to know what grade you are getting. The clearer the maple, the more expensive it tends to be. Natural flaws such as mineral streaks and pin knots tend to lower the grade and the price of a maple floor. Some of the lower grade maples have a lot of gray boards, and sometimes the samples can be misleading.  


Like other hardwoods, maple flooring can be stained darker. Maple tends to be more challenging to stain as it is closed pored, and as a result, sometimes the stains look blotchy. It’s important to add a conditioner to maple before staining, to open the pores and often maple requires a 2nd coat of stain. And, interesting enough, some of the darker brown stains turn gray for a very sleek and stylish look. (Gray has become a very chic color regardless of whether it is tile or metal flooring, carpet or hardwood. Because of its natural beauty, however, most people prefer to use a clear finish that protects the maple flooring while letting its true color and grain show through.   Maple flooring in Pound Ridge New York 10576


Maple flooring has a close fine, uniform texture and is generally straight-grained with a natural luster. Hard maple hardwood for flooring can exhibit a bird's-eye or burl grain. Bird's-eye grain in hard maple hardwood flooring resembles small circular or elliptical figures. Clusters of round curls are known as burl.  


All woods change color with time, and maple tends to grow more yellow with age. That's another characteristic to consider.  


Scientific name: Acer saccharum  


Maple Origin: Throughout most of North America; concentrated in the eastern United States and Canada, particularly in the mid-Atlantic and Lake states.  


If you’re considering maple hardwood flooring for your home in Westchester NY, give The Flooring Girl a call at 914-937-2950 and let us “bring the store to your door.”

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Comments (17)

Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Happily Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

Good morning, Debbie.... this is great information for all thinking about adding hardwood flooring or building a home....standard is oak from builders...... I have one builder who pays $3/sf for strip oak....the floors are beautiful and the profit is incredible.... when the market was booming I sold that extra for $9/s.f....

May 26, 2013 09:17 PM
Debbie Gartner
The Flooring Girl - White Plains, NY
The Flooring Girl & Blog Stylist -Dynamo Marketers

Barbara - Thanks so much.  Oh, and BTW, hardwood prices have been rising quickly due to increased demand.  It's unbelievable - up 30-40% vs. beginning of year for oak. I should probably blog about that.

May 26, 2013 09:23 PM
Annette Thor
Connecticut Homes and Commercial Fairfield Cty,CT - Westport, CT
Residential & Commercial Real Estate Broker in CT

My favorite wood for kitchen cabinets is maple. Debbie, why would someone choose maple for the floor rather than oak? Enjoy the rest of the holiday weekend.

May 26, 2013 09:30 PM
Debbie Gartner
The Flooring Girl - White Plains, NY
The Flooring Girl & Blog Stylist -Dynamo Marketers

Annette - Many prefer that maple is lighter than oak and has less as well as smother graining.  It's also harder than oak.

May 26, 2013 09:31 PM
Sally K. & David L. Hanson
EXP Realty 414-525-0563 - Brookfield, WI
WI Real Estate Agents - Luxury - Divorce

Our kitchen/dinette has maple floors and I think it is a wood most people certainly helped promote the features of it here ...happy Memorial Day !

May 26, 2013 09:47 PM
Jay Markanich
Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC - Bristow, VA
Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia

I seldom see maple, perhaps due to tradition or cost.  But I think it is gorgeous wood.  And its color goes with all kinds of furniture.

May 26, 2013 09:51 PM
Barbara Hensley
RE/MAX Properties - Rockwall, TX
Homes for Sale in Rockwall County, Texas

Debbie, looks like maple flooring might be the best selection.  I like that it comes in different stains and that it is more durable than some others.  I learned something new today! 

May 26, 2013 10:30 PM
Anita Clark
Coldwell Banker Access Realty ~ 478.960.8055 - Warner Robins, GA
Realtor - Homes for Sale in Warner Robins GA

Debbie: The standard hardwood flooring in my area is Oak but I have started to see a few custom homes with maple flooring.  

May 26, 2013 11:15 PM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Pasadena And Southern California 818.516.4393

Good morning, Debbie -- your knowledge all things flooring continues to shine in each report and this report on maple hardwood flooring is no exception.   

May 26, 2013 11:20 PM
Kristin Johnston - REALTOR®
RE/MAX Platinum - Waukesha, WI
Giving Back With Each Home Sold!

I love maple floors, cabinets etc....very pretty.  I hope you have a great weekend and holiday!

May 27, 2013 12:20 AM
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Debbie, maple is a nice looking floor, but I still prefer the Oak Floors.  I always thought that Oak was harder than Maple, so I learned something new.

May 27, 2013 03:12 AM
Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate Services

Debbie, you are a master at your trade.  A true encyclopedia for everything floors.  That's why you are THE Flooring Girl.

May 27, 2013 04:25 AM
Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
The Dedicated Clarksville TN Realtor-(931)320-6730
Debbie, I like maple for cabinets but not as much for floors. It doesn't have enough grain in it to suit my taste. You did a great job explaining it though.
May 27, 2013 07:04 AM
Potranco Realty
Potranco Realty - San Antonio, TX
"Sold with Potranco Realty"

Debbie I like the look of Maple Wood but I prefer the darker look? I wasn't aware that you could stain the Maple wood darker, that is interesting and will benefit many homeowners. Thanks for you for sharing your flooring knowledge.

May 27, 2013 07:33 AM
Gay E. Rosen
Julia B. Fee Sotheby's International Realty - Larchmont, NY
As Real as Real Estate Gets!

Hi Debbie--  glad to hear that B & R chose you for their flooring girl!  Great choice of course!  They were very impressed with your long list of satisfied customers...


May 27, 2013 10:02 AM
Ginny Gorman
RI Real Estate Services ~ 401-529-7849~ RI Waterfront Real Estate - North Kingstown, RI
Homes for Sale in Southern RI and beyond

Deb, did not know that maple is harder good to know with much a square foot now?

May 27, 2013 09:31 PM
Calgary Carpet Floor
Nice Blog Flooring is a very important part of our house.we must decorate it..
Dec 23, 2013 04:02 PM