Brazilian Cherry Hardwood Flooring
Brazilian Cherry is special and unique because it is both super strong and wonderfully attractive.
Did we say attractive? We mean truly exotic and unforgettable!
Brazilian Cherry's 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 often features curly or wavy grain pattern making your space a true one-of-a-kind.
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 wood species is Hymenaea courbaril.
Brazilian Cherry Styles
Brazilian Cherry Engineered Hardwood Flooring
Brazilian Cherry Engineered Hardwood Flooring is made from layers of Brazilian Cherry wood attached to a plywood core. This design adds stability and makes the flooring less prone to warping from moisture or temperature changes. The flooring has a rich, reddish-brown color and is known for its durability. It's a practical choice for various rooms, including kitchens and basements.
Solid Brazilian Cherry Hardwood Flooring
Solid Brazilian Cherry Hardwood Flooring is made entirely from Brazilian Cherry wood. Unlike engineered versions, solid flooring offers the same wood material throughout its thickness, making it possible to refinish multiple times. However, it's more susceptible to warping from moisture and temperature changes. This flooring is often used in areas with stable climates and is considered a long-lasting option for various rooms in a home.
Unfinished Brazilian Cherry Hardwood Flooring
Unfinished Brazilian Cherry Hardwood Flooring is made from durable Brazilian Cherry wood and comes without any stains or finishes. This allows for customization but requires additional steps like sanding and sealing after installation.
Prefinished Brazilian Cherry Hardwood Flooring
Prefinished Brazilian Cherry Hardwood Flooring comes with a factory-applied finish, making it easier to install and eliminating the need for sanding or sealing.
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, Brazilian Cherry has a more uniform grain pattern, a harder surface, and a brighter color. But it is also more expensive.
- Compared to Maple wood, Brazilian Cherry has a stronger surface and a more distinctive color, but is also more prone to scratches and dents.
- Compared to Oak, Brazilian Cherry has a denser grain pattern, a harder surface, and a more distinctive color.
Brazilian Cherry Hardwood Flooring Cost
Whole Wood typically offers Brazilian Cherry wood from $7.99 to $8.99 per square foot. Call us or stop by for the latest prices!