Since 1897 the Maple Flooring Manufacturers Association (MFMA) has been recognized as the authoritative source of technical and general information on maple flooring. MFMA has attracted a membership of manufacturing mills, installation contractors, distributors and allied product manufacturers who subscribe to the highest standard of quality for which the association stands.

The quality of this exquisite hardwood begins in the northern forests above the 35 th parallel where shorter growing seasons and longer winters produce a densely grained maple with rich, consistent color and fewer imperfections. MFMA maple comes with peace of mind and quality assurance. An MFMA mill number is embossed into the back of every strip of MFMA maple. It is our guarantee that strictly enforced MFMA grading rules and quality standards have been painstakingly followed in the production of each strip of flooring. It assures that the wood has been kiln dried to between 6% to 9% moisture content making each strip more dimensionally stable. It assures that the finished maple strip has been milled to consistently exact tolerances as mandated by the MFMA. Each MFMA mill is subject to periodic, unannounced third party inspections to assure strict adherence to MFMA rules governing continuity of specie, millage and grading of MFMA maple flooring. The Milling Company Manufacturer members of the MFMA have dedicated their production of solid strip maple flooring to the highest levels of quality.

Year after year, installation after installation, MFMA grading rules have assured consistent quality. Due to their prominent position in the athletic flooring market, the MFMA mills collectively continue to lead by establishing performance standards for sports floors. In the unlikely event that an on-site inspection of an MFMA floor is required, inspection and evaluation by qualified MFMA staff is available.

If you have any additional questions, please contact MFMA’s Technical Director at 888-480-9138.


Revised 02/98
Disclaimer: The MFMA provides general information to architects, specifiers and consumers. The MFMA, its members, officers and agents disclaim any responsibility whatsoever for the accuracy or applicability of these guidelines under all circumstances and conditions.
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