In the U.S., two of the most famous trees grown are the maple tree and the oak tree. Incidentally, they are the two biggest sellers in the wood flooring industry. The woods are extremely durable, classically beautiful, and may suit a wide range of design tastes. Since they are grown domestically, they are also very affordable. The differentiation between the woods, appearance clever, is the big pores and marks of the oak tree. You will know oak whenever you see it due to the big brown rings that run throughout the wood. With maple, the pores are so little, they can be virtually undetectable.
This gives maple a smoother appearance, and causes it to be more positive for high gloss finishes. Both woods react well to antiquing methods like dyes and handscraping, and are available in both strong and manufactured products. Among the top producers of oak and maple wood floorings is Somerset Hardwood Flooring. Somerset has a whole collection devoted only to Maple Hardwood floors alone. Available in seven colours and 4 widths, Somerset’s maple wood selection cannot be beat. If you are searching for oak, Somerset provides a line dedicated completely to oak hardwood floors also! Available in both strong and manufactured woods with 2, 3, 4, and 5 inches boards, and seven rich colours, Somerset Oak hardwood products are not only beautiful, but offer smooth installation with their precision milling.
Lovers of solid oak and maple woods will appreciate the Somerset Country Collection, offering distressed oak, maple, and walnut. This collection has a rustic feel, like its name implies, with woods antiqued and handscraped to draw out the character. Pigments settle into these woods superbly, emphasizing their natural grooves and rings, not diverting. This collection is only accessible strong hardwood, and is available in 3 and 5 inches boards.