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MAPLE

GRADES

Museum Quality White

Each board is hand selected for even grain, clarity and color. Boards are creamy white to pale white with no mineral streaks. We strive for the best color maple can offer. A nice light uniform floor.

Select Conservation

Boards are clear with colors ranging from creamy white to medium brown. Most of the tree is represented by this grade. Knots and checking are not permitted. Called conservation by the Sampsons given that this grade is a very sustainable use of the tree. This grade can be considered less formal.

Select White

Boards are creamy white to a very light tan. Mineral streaking is allowed. Knots and checking are not permitted. A nice light floor. We work diligently to select the lighter hues.

Seth Bournival has forged strong relationships with loggers and mills to get lumber specifically suited to our custom grades. Our grades are unique.

SPECS

Face Widths

3” up to 5” museum white
3” up to 7” select white
3” up to 9” select conservation

 

Accent Strips

3/4” up to 2 1/2” available in both grades

Thickness

25/32”

Lengths

Range available, maple usually averages between 5’ to 7’

Milling

Tongue and groove with back relief.
End-matching option available.
Flooring can be ordered with end-matching (a tongue or groove at the end of board length).

Fun Facts

Traditionally used for piano parts, butcher blocks, flooring in bowling alleys, flooring