Maple flooring in Croton-on-Hudson NY 10520

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Maple flooring in Croton-on-Hudson NY 10520If you're looking for a light colored hardwood floor, consider maple  flooring for your home in Croton-on-Hudson 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 Croton-on-Hudson 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 Croton-on-Hudson New York 10520


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 (16)

Jay Markanich
Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC - Bristow, VA
Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia

I think maple if very pretty stuff because you can see the knots and spots, and there are various colors, sometimes dark mixed with light.  It's gorgeous.

Jun 07, 2013 08:12 PM
Debbie Gartner
The Flooring Girl - White Plains, NY
The Flooring Girl & Blog Stylist -Dynamo Marketers

Jay - You're right, it is gorgeous.  For maple, it really depends on what grade you get - clear vs. one w/ more character.

Jun 07, 2013 08:28 PM
Jay Markanich
Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC - Bristow, VA
Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia

I am into the character stuff, on floors and on kitchen cabinets.  Clear?  How boring!  With any wood, not just maple.


Jun 07, 2013 08:37 PM
Debbie Gartner
The Flooring Girl - White Plains, NY
The Flooring Girl & Blog Stylist -Dynamo Marketers

Jay - Yes, I figured. Makes sense, given what I know about you.  Here, we have a lot of old pine floors with lots of character.

Jun 07, 2013 08:44 PM
Sheila Anderson
Referral Group Incorporated - East Brunswick, NJ
The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133

Good morning Debbie. I just love reading your posts because I learn so very much. You are clearly the best at what you do and anyone interested in any flooring would be well served to use you.

Jun 07, 2013 09:05 PM
Tish Lloyd
BlueCoast Realty Corporation - Wilmington, NC
Broker - Wilmington NC and Surrounding Beaches

LOVE the gray!  Now you've got me thinking about re-doing my floors . . .

Jun 07, 2013 09:11 PM
Janis Borgueta
Key Properties of the Hudson Valley - Newburgh, NY
LIC RE Salesperson

I love when the flooring changes colors and becomes more charming. Many people want to stain the floors, but don't realize that it is an added expense. I say that allowing them to age naturally is a much nicer look. Of course it is only my opinion. Maple is a great choice and the quality of the wood really matters. Thanks for all the info Debbie. I'll be sure to pass it on to my clients.

Jun 07, 2013 09:33 PM
Potranco Realty
Potranco Realty - San Antonio, TX
"Sold with Potranco Realty"

Good Morning Debbie, your expertise in Maple Flooring is just one more reason customers should read your blogs and call Debbie Gartner for all flooring.

Jun 07, 2013 09:41 PM
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, I have seen some older maple floors that have 'sweetened' in color with age but do not find maple a wood clients think of when installing hard wood flooring...a great choice to showcase.

Jun 07, 2013 09:47 PM
Wayne Johnson
Coldwell Banker D'Ann Harper REALTORS® - San Antonio, TX
San Antonio REALTOR, San Antonio Homes For Sale

Debbie-Thanks for providing information on the many flooring products.

Jun 07, 2013 10:10 PM
Barbara Hensley
RE/MAX Properties - Rockwall, TX
Homes for Sale in Rockwall County, Texas

 Good morning, Debbie.

I would definitely select Maple as my floor choice.  I love how it provides extra light and opens up a room.  The dark hardwoods are major dust  collectors as well as making a room dark.  Furniture shows up better on the lighter colors. 

Jun 07, 2013 11:02 PM
Ed Silva
Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 - Waterbury, CT
Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally

Debbie, I learned a bit about maple and didn't know it was harder than oak, and can also produce an excellent syrup

Jun 07, 2013 11:25 PM
Gay E. Rosen
Julia B. Fee Sotheby's International Realty - Larchmont, NY
As Real as Real Estate Gets!

Hi Debbie - Great post as usual... I like the darker colors in flooring.. but I can always appreciate elegance in the maple flooring too.

Jun 08, 2013 01:07 AM
Kristine Ginsberg
Elite Staging and Redesign, LLC - Short Hills, NJ
NJ Home Stager

Debbie - I love this blond color and how it goes with every style home. I've seen it in a lot of new construction homes and it really warms up a space and makes it look larger - two great reasons to go for it! Hope to catch up soon - I'm off to CT today to see my niece dance in her recital!

Jun 08, 2013 02:47 AM
Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
The Dedicated Clarksville TN Realtor-(931)320-6730

Debbie, Maple is a beautiful wood for furniture and cabinets. It make pretty doors too. BTW, thanks for the re-blog on Saturday Subscriber Finds.

Jun 08, 2013 07:41 AM
Debbie Gartner
The Flooring Girl - White Plains, NY
The Flooring Girl & Blog Stylist -Dynamo Marketers

Sheila - Thank you so much.  You are so sweet and always supportive.

Tish - Glad you like the gray.

Janis - Thanks so much.  Yes, the aging naturally looks beautiful on the wood. 

Bob - thanks so much.  I really appreciate that.

Ginny - Yes, some of them look great, even after all these years.

Jun 08, 2013 08:31 AM