Combining strength and beauty, maple has a delicate, tight grain and a naturally light colour tone. With a Janka Scale hardness rating of 1450, maple is harder than other indigenous North American woods such as oak, providing durability and long-lasting qualities. Indeed, combining stunning looks with its natural, hard-wearing characteristics, maple has been the commonly used hardwood surface for basketball courts for over a century. As a native species, maple is also abundant and grows relatively quickly. This makes maple one of the most environmentally conscious choices. We offer a 30 year residential warranty with this product.