3 Hardwood Species to Keep in Stock and Why

In a perfect world, you would have every kind of hardwood a client could ever want in stock and ready to go at all times. Sadly, having a selection of everything is not possible, there are certain species that we aim to have in stock year round.


Here are three (sorta) hardwood species to keep in stock around the clock:

White Maple

Maple is one of the most popular hardwood options on the market. White maple is a hard maple, which means it is significantly harder and more durable than soft maple options, making it a great choice for flooring. It has an even texture and typically has a straight grain, although it is not uncommon to see a wavy grain.

It is important to always have white maple in stock thanks to its popularity with homeowners and its versatility; white maple has a wide variety of applications (in everything from flooring to cabinetry to doors) and can fit in with a number of different design styles.

Russian Birch

Russian Birch (which is sometimes also referred to as Baltic Birch) is a hardwood species known for being equal parts durable and aesthetically pleasing. Russian Birch's clean and light texture allows it to stay visually appealing no matter what project you pair it with. Keep Russian Birch in stock because its unique manufacturing allows the hardwood to hold screws exceptionally well, making it a great choice for furniture and also leads to cleaner joinery and a higher level of durability.

Melamine Textures

To be fair, melamine is a polymer, not a hardwood species. But you need to have it in stock at all times nonetheless.

Melamine is one of the most versatile materials in the hardwood space; with the wide selection of colors, finishes, and texture designs, you can use these panels for a variety of projects in virtually every room in the home. Having melamine textures in stock should be non-negotiable.

Having these three hardwood species in stock is a must if you want to keep your customers happy and deliver what they need when they need it. See what hardwood species we offer, and if you have any questions, don't hesitate to reach out to a specialist.

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