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The most often used species of hardwood used in Alberta are red oak, maple, birch, northern cherry and ash.

Red Oak

Red Oak

Red oak is most commonly used for lumber, railroad ties, fence posts, veneer, pulpwood, fuel wood, and mine timbers. It is commonly used for furniture, trimming, boat framing, desks and flooring. Heart and sapwood are similar with sapwood being lighter in color; most pieces have a reddish tone. 
- slightly redder than white oak. 
- strong and flexible
- durable and finishes well - resists moisture absorption

Maple

Maple

Hard Maple is commonly used for fine furniture, cabinets, decorative woodwork, flooring, veneers, cutting surfaces, bowling pins, utensils, and bowls. It is ideal for ballroom floors, bowling alleys and gymnasium floors as well as for cutting boards and countertops.
- fine textures.
- strong and hard.
- moderate shrinkage and machines well

Cherry

Cherry

Cherry is one of the most popular hardwood flooring material choices because of its beauty and versatility. Cheery wood has warmth, personality and charm. As a craft wood it cuts, stains and sands beautifully, which makes it a wood of choice for hobbyists and woodworkers. It is used in cabinet making, boat trim, novelties; solid furniture handles and turned projects.
- close-grained
- resists warping and shrinking
- will redden when exposed to sunlight
- ages well

Birch

Birch

Birch wood is fine-grained and pale in color, often with an attractive satin-like sheen. Ripple figuring may occur, which increases the value of the timber for veneer and furniture making. The highly decorative Masur (or Karelian) birch has a ripple texture combined with attractive dark streaks and lines. Birch wood is suitable for veneer, and birch ply is among the strongest and most dimensionally stable plywood.
- strong, sturdy and flexible.
- often has an exotic mixture of yellow and reddish brown.
- machines well
- blends well with many different home and office environments

Ash

Ash

The wood of ash is very similar in appearance and characteristics, to red oak. They are almost identical in grain pattern, but without the pink overtones of Red Oak. Widely used to make baseball bats, tool handles and other sports equipment. Like oak it is open pored so it is a little harder to get a quality finish.
- easy to work with and machines well
- durable and shock resistant
- tighter grain, smoother surface


Exotic wood, such as Brazilian Cherry, Brazilian Walnut, Tigerwood, and Bamboo Jara are becoming more and more popular among the homeowners now.
Mare's Hardwood Flooring offers:

Brazilian Cherry

Brazilian Cherry

Brazilian Cherry is a very beautiful reddish brown wood, with an interlocking grain and a golden luster or glow beneath. Brazilian Cherry is prized for its beauty and used in fine furniture and cabinetry, flooring, stair treads, parquet flooring, architectural details, highly decorative veneers, joinery and turnery.
- versatile and extremely durable
- hard, heavy and very strong wood
- steam-bends and glues well
- sought after look

Brazilian Walnut

Brazilian Walnut

Brazilian Walnut is a fine textured, strong, and easy to work with wood. Commonly used for gunstocks, solid and veneered furniture, novelties, cabinetry and wall paneling.
- very dense and durable.
- resists shrinking and warping
- resistant to scratches
- finishes well

Tiger wood

Tiger wood

Tigerwood is another beautiful Brazilian species of wood, which provides one of the most striking floorings you will ever see. Tigerwood is so called because it has a dark orange color with dark veins, which give it a tiger-like look. Tigerwood will darken slightly to a redder tone with exposure to sunlight.
- strong and durable
- highly distinctive unique look

Bamboo Jara

Bamboo Jara

Bamboo Jara is uniformly pinkish to dark red, and often has a rich, dark red mahogany hue, which turns a deep brownish red with age and exposure; sapwood is pale.
- modern and durable
- practical and environmentally friendly
- resistant to moisture

 

 


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