Hard Maple is a hard and durable wood species – 30% harder than Oak. Kährs Maple flooring is made from North American hard Maple. This wood species varies in appearance, from a creamy color to a reddish-brown. It also undergoes a fairly major color change as its creamy tone becomes golden with age. Hard Maple is an excellent wood for cabinet-making.
Hard Maple (Lat. Acer Saccharum, sugar Maple)
Family: Maple (Lat. Aceraceae)
Size: Hard Maple can grow up to 98ft (30 m) in height. The trunk can grow to around 16ft (5 m) in circumference.
Origin of Kährs Hard Maple flooring: USA and Asia
Hardness: Hard and durable. Brinell value: 4.8
Color change: Medium-strong, from creamy white to a more golden tone over time.