Hard Maple

Essential beauty of solid wood itself x High performance of compound flooring

A pure natural wood, “solid wood,” is processed into “sawed precious wood” with a saw to 2 mm thick to be used as a surface cosmetic material,
which is a new category of flooring materials, “cosmetic floor of solid wood ground plate.” created by Live Natural.

Natural wood compound flooring where the life of trees breathes.

Discovering of beautiful tree types suitable for flooring materials; stable procurement of environmentally conscious high-quality timbe; development of grain activation treatment and veneer design corresponding to each tree type; painting technology to keep its grain pure・・・. By adding hands of skilled craftsmen, you can enjoy the fresh wod texture and vivid wood grain created by nature.

Characteristics of tree
It is also called sugar maple. The sap is used for sugar making and syrup. It is a tree type known as maple leaf used in Canadian national flag. It has a silky luster and has been used for furniture for long time in Europe and the United States. Because of tough material, it has been heavily used as a floor material, and as elaborate musical instruments including piano and violin. The heartwood is yellowish brown, and the sapwood is slightly reddish milky white. It changes to a gentle yellowish color as time passes. The skin grain is dense, forming gentle material surface like human skin. The grain texture is a straight line, but there are figures such as bird’s eye like countless number of small bird’s eyes and shrinkage figure. Furthermore, it is the bark pocket (bark mark) scattered in a mottled way to emphasize the skin color that produces the unique taste of hard Maple. It is a trace of healing the injured body on its own.
Origin North America
Classification Temperate hardwood ・ Aceraceae

Tree story

Shall We Dance ?

Hard maple that originates around the Great Lakes of North America.
The tree has been used for bowling lanes and basketball courts, and has been told that it is used to make a favorite bat for a former major home-run batter, Barry Bonds, since this tree known as Maple in Japan is hard, sticky and resistant to shocks.

These information suggests a close relationship with North American culture. Maple is also widely used as a floor material for dance halls. It is said to be related to Chicago, a place of which represent a vibrant city for musical and dancing around the Great Lakes. It would be wonderful for couple to dance on the floor with the taste of beautiful grain of natural living wood.