Maple hardwood flooring in BurnabySelecting flooring for your Burnaby home is a big decision. After all, the flooring has a direct effect on the appearance of the space and the feel and tone of the room. Your choice will determine how well the floor holds up after a few years in your home and how much maintenance you will have to put into it. Fortunately, Floor Coverings International Northshore can help you through the process. Here are a few of the things you need to know if you are considering maple hardwood flooring:

Appearance

Maple hardwood floors tend to have a light or creamy golden brown color. They also naturally have a very fine grain, meaning you won’t see much of a pattern on the wood. Some varieties are stained to bring out the grain, but as a general rule of thumb, it isn’t visually prominent.

Durability

Maple hardwood floors are fairly durable. However, maple can be vulnerable to warping if exposed to moisture and humidity. As such, you will want to keep it out of bathrooms, laundry rooms, and basements.

Maintenance

Maple floors do not require any special care or maintenance compared to other hardwood floors. They should be swept regularly to remove dirt and dust. If something is spilled on them, the spill should be immediately cleaned up. If your maple floors begin to look worn after years of use, you can always have them professionally refinished.

Advantages and Disadvantages

One drawback to maple hardwood is that you may notice scratches and scuffs more because of its light color (dark stained versions will hide marks better). However, one of the advantages of maple is that its clean, simple look blends with both modern and traditional styles.

Talk to our Floor Coverings International Northshore experts to learn more about maple hardwood floors for your Burnaby home. We can show you a variety of flooring options, including maple, to help determine which is right for you.

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