Classic Maple Meets Engineered Excellence
Maple is even harder than oak wood, the type which sets the industry standard for hardness. It’s so tough it’s the wood used for the lanes in bowling alleys. Its color goes well in nearly any room by adding light and warmth. Maple’s natural, pale tone is an excellent option for contemporary, clean, or Scandinavian-inspired decor. Our 5″ Maple Natural is part of our traditional collection and has a soft brown, warm hue often desired in large, airy spaces.
Maple wood is very durable and less prone to dents than some woods, but because it has a smooth grain, it will show scratches if improperly sealed. However, this fine grain tends to make each plank hold a consistent appearance, helping your floors create a clean background to your overall interior decorating style. Some homeowners may prefer this to the “busier” look of other woods.
Since maple is locally sourced from the United States, it’s widely available and is a responsible choice for the environment.
How is Maple Flooring Prepared?
5″ Maple Natural is made of engineered hardwood, which means a layer of plywood runs perpendicular beneath the solid, real wood on top. This construction makes the flooring stronger and better able to withstand changing temperatures and variations in humidity. Once this floor is installed, it’s unlikely anyone will be able to tell that it’s not solid hardwood. Our 5″ Maple Natural is unstained and prepared with a medium finish, making your floors easy to clean but not overbearing in shine.
Reasons to Choose Maple Flooring
- Maple floors are easy to clean with a damp mop dipped in a mixture of vinegar and water.
- Although maple doesn’t respond well to custom staining, adding color really isn’t necessary because this wood looks fantastic in its natural color palette.
- Its delicate grain and blonde tones blend seamlessly with minimalistic schemes. Although it’s adored in large spaces, the light color helps to brighten up small or dark rooms.
Engineered Hardwood: Benefits Beyond Beauty
- The top layer is real wood, a distinguishing feature over laminate flooring.
- Engineered hardwood allows for a variety of installation options, such as laying it directly over the tile or existing floor.
- Because a layer of plywood runs beneath the natural, top plank, engineered hardwood flooring is less expensive than solid wood.
- It’s available in different colors, species, and designs, such as antique, reclaimed, and hand-scraped.
- Because it’s more resistant to changes in temperature, engineered hardwood won’t swell or warp and is more durable. It works with heated flooring systems and is suitable for bathrooms and kitchens.
- Engineered hardwood is easy to install and maintain.
5″ Maple Natural Engineered Hardwood Installation Options
The flooring experts at District Floor Depot are happy to discuss the pros and cons of maple engineered hardwood for your home. We’ll consult with you on the floor best suited to your family’s needs and personal decorating style, the overall price, and the timeline in which you expect installation to be completed. Our installers in Herndon, Virginia, and Washington, DC, are conscientious and pride themselves in leaving your home clean and tidy after installing your new floor. Let us help you create your ideal maple floor!