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North American Maple

North American Maple

Janka Hardness 1450 (what's this? )
Maple (North American) is 115% as hard as Red Oak (1450 on the Janka scale vs. 1260 for Red Oak).
  • Flooring Trade Name
    Maple (North American)
  • Botanical Name
    Acer, saccharum
  • Lumber Trade Name(s)
    Hard Maple, Sugar Maple, N. American Maple
  • Origin
    North America
  • Description
    Maple (North American) is dense and strong. It has a very fine texture, and beautiful curving grain patterns.
  • Stability
    Maple (North American) demonstrates a low level of stability, inferior to Red Oak.
  • Safety/Allergic Reactions
    Maple (North American) has been associated with contact dermatitis.
  • Color Change (photo-sensitivity)
    Maple (North American) undergoes a medium degree of color change, with slight ambering from a cream white to a more golden cream color over time.
  • Color Range
    Maple (North American) features a cream colored sapwood and heartwood in shades of medium to dark brown and tan. 

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