Brazilian Cherry Hardwood Flooring
Brazilian Cherry is special and unique because it is both strong and attractive. Its dark reddish-brown color and occasional lighter streaks make it visually appealing, and its slightly harder wood makes it a great choice for flooring applications that require extra durability. Its unique grain pattern is also an interesting feature, as it often features curly or wavy grain pattern.
How did Brazilian Cherry get its name?
Brazilian cherry wood, also known as Jatoba, got its name because it is native to Central and South America, particularly in Brazil. The scientific name for this species of wood is Hymenaea courbaril, and it is known for its dense, durable and attractive wood grain, making it a popular choice for furniture and flooring.
How does Brazilian Cherry compare to other hardwoods?
Brazilian cherry hardwood floors are known for their durability, strength and distinct reddish-brown color that darkens over time. In comparison to other leading hardwoods:
- Compared to Walnut hardwood, Brazilian Cherry has a more uniform grain pattern, a harder surface, and a brighter color, but is also more expensive.
- Compared to Maple hardwood, Brazilian Cherry has a stronger surface and a more distinctive color, but is also more prone to scratches and dents.
- Compared to Oak hardwood, Brazilian Cherry has a denser grain pattern, a harder surface, and a more distinctive color.
Ultimately, the choice between Brazilian cherry and other leading hardwoods will depend on factors such as personal preference, budget, and the desired end result for the project.
Specials - Brazilian Cherry
FSC Brazilian Cherry$5.99 / sqft
Brazilian Cherry 2-5/8″
Global Exotics Solid Brazilian Cherry Natural
Brazilian Cherry (Jatoba) Solid 3-1/2″