When it comes to hardwood flooring, Brazilian cherry is often considered one of the most desirable options. Its rich color, unbeatable durability, and timeless beauty make it the perfect hardwood for any homeowner. Here at Floor Coverings International East Lake, we don’t underestimate the value of Brazilian cherry and want to tell you why. Read on to learn about this luxurious, exotic hardwood.
Brazilian cherry was named after the deep red hues that are common throughout the wood. It is full of bright color variation, but the most prominent colors on any natural floor are warm pink to dark auburn. These shades are contrasted by creamy browns and light, golden streaks that give the board a very authentic character. It is possible to stain Brazilian cherry if you are looking for a more uniform profile. However, the natural aesthetic is what makes it so special.
On the Janka hardness scale, Brazilian cherry has one of the highest ratings of commonly used hardwood species. The scores are measured by how many pounds of pressure a species can withstand without becoming damaged and Brazilian cherry scored a 2350. Even in the busiest household, this hardwood will stand up to frequent foot traffic or scratches and dings from pet nails, dropped objects, or heavy furniture. However, even with a hardwood as durable as this, we still recommend applying a protective sealant to the surface to keep your floors safe from accidents or spills.
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Given the quality of Brazilian cherry, and the fact that it is an exotic resource, your hardwood floors won’t come cheap. You will likely pay anywhere from $5 to $8 per square foot, plus installation costs. The important thing to remember when committing to Brazilian cherry is that you are paying for a product that can last multiple generations in your home if properly taken care of. Speak with us about the proper cleaning treatments and procedures, and we can ensure your floors will be worth the investment.
If you choose solid hardwood planks, Brazilian cherry can be refinished upwards of 10 times through the years. When refinished by a professional, hardwood floors can look as good as they did the day they were installed. Depending on how long you plan to stay in your home before reselling, Brazilian cherry could be the perfect hardwood for you. Either way, you will be adding value to your home with a classic look that won’t go out of style.
Brazilian cherry has an irresistible beauty to go with any Tarpon Springs aesthetic. To look at samples and receive a free, no-obligation estimate, call us today! Floor Coverings International East Lake proudly serves the Clearwater, East Lake, New Port Richey, Oldsmar, Palm Harbor, Port Richey, Safety Harbor, Tarpon Springs and Trinity areas.
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