Edge Grain Maple features a lot of light colored hues, usually ranging between a bright beige and dim yellow. The sap wood tends to be tinted gray. Despite this, please note that sometimes there are pinkish or low saturated brown tints as well. We do believe that the wide range of photos we've offered here properly demonstrates the range you should expect. Rarely does Sapwood end up being more than 10% of the butcher block. I would say that it *never* exceeds 20%.
I would say that Maple is known best for being the industry standard when it comes to Butcher Blocks and Wooden Countertops. It's quite durable, so it can take a beating. If you go into a butcher shop, the odds are overwhelmingly high that they'll be cutting on maple.