The most recognizable feature of cherry hardwood flooring is its warm, beautiful hue. Franklin Township homeowners often choose cherry hardwood for its red undertones, which perfectly complement darker stains. Overall, cherry floors add a classic and luxurious touch to both old and new homes.
Keep in mind that there are two types of cherry hardwood used in flooring: American and Brazilian. Only the American variety actually comes from a cherry-producing tree; Brazilian cherry hardwood is in fact named for its rich, cherry-red coloring. In this case, our Floor Coverings International Hillsborough experts are focusing on traditional American cherry.
About Cherry Flooring
- Cherry hardwood flooring is available in a range of hues. Though medium to dark shades are most common for cherry floors, you can also find lighter styles if that’s your preference.
- American cherry isn’t as tough as some hardwoods. It has a Janka rating of 995, so it may be vulnerable to scratches and dents. Use area rugs and runners to protect high-traffic areas, and remember that your floors can be refinished to erase marks of wear and tear.
- Because cherry wood is produced domestically, it is a fairly affordable option for hardwood flooring. Cherry hardwood floors can range in price from $3 to $8 per square foot.
- Dark hardwoods, including many styles of cherry flooring, tend to show dust more than light hardwoods. You’ll need to sweep or vacuum regularly if you want to keep your floors looking clean and beautiful (particularly if you have pets that shed).
If you like the color of American cherry flooring, you may want to consider Brazilian cherry flooring as well. It is the pricier option of the two, but it also has a darker, richer color and is much more durable.
Call Floor Coverings International Hillsborough today to get started on your next flooring project! We provide free consultations to homeowners in the Franklin Township area and beyond.
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