If you are searching for a unique hardwood flooring choice that will also provide extreme durability, then Brazilian cherry could be for you. This exotic, imported hardwood has a dramatic look, yet is still a practical choice for busy households. Ready to learn more? Our Floor Coverings International White Bear Lake experts can help you decide if Brazilian cherry flooring is right for your home.
About Brazilian Cherry
Brazilian cherry is one name for the jatoba tree, a legume that grows in South America and around the Gulf of Mexico. Its name does not stem from any cherry-like fruit, but from the deep red hues of the tree’s timber once it has aged. Combined with the languid lines of the darker grain, it has a refined look that stands out against other wood varieties. Brazilian cherry hardwood is one of the hardest types of wood flooring available, measuring 2,350 on the Janka hardness scale. Its solid construction means it is even more resistant to dents, scratches, and even moisture as compared to other hardwood species.
Factors to Consider
Because Brazilian cherry is an exotic and extremely hard wood, its price per square foot can be considerably higher than for more common woods like red oak. However, its resilience and durability make it an excellent long-term investment for your home. Keep in mind that any hardwood can suffer damage if left exposed to standing water, so your monthly deep cleaning should consist of sweeping or dust mopping, wet mopping with a wood-safe solution, then drying the floor with a towel.
Ready to see beautiful Brazilian cherry flooring for yourself? Then call Floor Coverings International White Bear Lake today to schedule a free consultation. We serve homeowners in White Bear Lake, Vadnais Heights, and beyond.
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