A species native to Central Europe and West Asia.
Its sapwood, which is white- or light yellow-coloured, cannot be told apart from its heartwood. Wood rays are clearly visible and look like very fine and decorative lines. The grain is fine and the fibre can be either straight or wavy.
Even though it air-dries well, it is advisable to dry it in low-temperature chambers. Slowly dried maple wood is sold as ‘aged maple’.
Its wood is considered a semi hardwood and does not pose any gluing, nailing, screwing or finishing problems. It bends readily in the presence of steam.
Both the heartwood and the sapwood can be impregnated.
It is very suitable for obtaining veneers by flat sawing.
In veneer form, it is used in decorative veneering and laminate flooring.
|Length||< 1.995 mm|
|Width ELEGANCE models||150 mm|
|DIMENSIONAL TOLERANCES OF PLANKS|
|Length||0,2 % ±|
|Width||0,2 mm ±|
|Face curvature||under 1,9 mm|
|Edge curvature||under 1,9 mm|
|CHARACTERISTICS OF PACKAGES|
|Number of PLANKS per BOX||10|
|Moisture content of the PLANKS||9% ± 1
|Approximate weight||30 Kg|
|m² per box||3,8 m²|
|Approximate installed weight||8 kg/m²|
|m² per box ELEGANCE models||3 m²|
|Approximate weight ELEGANCE models||27 kg|
|Top layer||Thickness: ±3.8mm, with different mosaic distributions|
|Shutter or intermediate layer||±8.2mm strips with plywood ends for reinforcing the tongue-and-grove at the edges|
|Base layer||±2mm waterproofed conifer wood layer|
SPECIES AND GRADES
|SPECIES AND GRADE||Nº OF PLANKS ALONG THE LENGTH OF THE FLOOR||Nº OF PLANKS IN THE FLOOR||GRADE CHARACTERISTICS|
| ARCE LATINA (Canadiense)
||Multiple||3||Light tone. Colour may vary.|
|ARCE PLUS (Canadiense)||Multiple||3||First selection. Light tone. Colour may vary.|
|ARCE FORESTAL (Canadiense)||Multiple||3||Colour may vary. It is a mix of heartwood and sapwood.|
| ARCE EUROPA PLUS (Europeo)
||2-3||2||First selection. Light tone.|
| ARCE ELEGANCE (Canadiense)
||1||1||First selection. Light tone.|