Hard maple is the hardest of all maple hardwood
species. It is known as one of the most reliable hardwoods found in
North America, with a fine and uniform texture, straight grain, and
natural strength and stability. These qualities make hard maple a great
choice for many applications.
Janka Hardness: 1450
to light reddish-brown.
Color Change: North
American Hard Maple undergoes a medium degree of color change, with
slight ambering from a cream/white to a more golden cream color over
Hard maple hardwood for flooring has a close fine, uniform texture and
is generally straight-grained with a natural luster.
Takes stain satisfactorily and polishes well.
Heavy, hard, strong, close-grained and possesses a uniform texture. Hard
maple has excellent resistance to abrasion and wear, making it ideal for
cutting boards and chopping blocks.