Hard Maple Wood Countertops and Table Tops

Hard Maple

General Description:

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.

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Janka Hardness



Cream 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 time.


Hard maple flooring has a close fine, uniform texture and is generally straight-grained with a natural luster.


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.


Takes stain satisfactorily and polishes well.