Canadian maple, known as hard maple or sugar maple is one of the hardest North American types of wood used for hardwood flooring. Select and clear hard maple flooring is often compared to ivory. It is creamy white and with closed grain and no blemishes. On the other hand when you look at hard maple flooring in rustic grade you will see the flooring with all shades of ivory, amber and reddish brown color.
There is a sharp contrast between almost white heartwood and brown sapwood, which makes it look like a hand-made carpet made with a lot of imagination.