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Joined: December 2008
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Fort Lee, NJ
Posted: December 24, 2008 11:58 PM

Hi All,

We are going to buy hardwood from lumber liquidators and now I'm doing research on Maple floors. The confusion is that there are different types of Maple that are being sold:

1) Hard Maple or Acer sacharum (botanical name)

2) Norway Maple (Acer platanoides)

The problem is I can not find any information on the second one. The LL site mentiones the Janca rating of 1450 for this maple, which is pretty good I think, but what is the stability? My concern is that Norway Maple is not very stable, and I do know that Hard Maple is less stable then oak. The catalog number for this product is PRMA2S and it ids Builder's Pride by Dura-Wood. Everybody has different opinions on the Maple, including our contractor. That confuses me a lot.

Anyone familiar with this type of floors? Why I can not find any info on a Acer Platanoides? Please help, we are running out of time and have to make a decision.

Thank you,


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Posted: December 25, 2008 1:43 AM

RE: Maple? confused
Hi Brian,

I answered your question here www.findanyfloor.com/forum/FloorTa...
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Posted: January 15, 2009 2:33 AM

RE: Maple? confused
My sister has that flooring.  I installed it for her.  So far she is very happy with it.
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