Unlike most other hardwoods, Hard Maple lumber is used for its sapwood instead of its heartwood. Colours range from nearly white, creamy colours, to medium reddish and golden hues. The grain is wavy, and often curly and quilted patterned. Once stained it is very uniform in appearance, especially in higher grades . Some people prefer it for the lack of grain and cleaner pattern. In lower grades such as rustic or country grades, the heartwood included and knots can be very prominent making it look a lot more colorful and grainy.
Janka Hardness scale: 1450
Staining ability: Excellent
Available in over 50 styles and finishes in both solid and engineered.