Cherry hardwood flooring can breathe warmth into any room. It has a rich, reddish brown hue and a smooth texture that is right at home in both modern and traditional home decor.
Cherry hardwood comes in many varieties, including Brazilian, Bolivian, Asian and American. Brazilian and Bolivian cherry are the two most popular types because they rank high on the Janka hardness scale, making them an excellent choice for high traffic areas. American cherry is soft by comparison, so it is rarely used in flooring.
Like almost all hardwood flooring, cherry is relatively easy to clean and maintain. Just sweep the surface regularly to remove debris, and wipe with a damp cloth to remove any spots or spills. Be careful not to expose your cherry hardwood flooring to direct sunlight for a prolonged period of time; otherwise its color may fade.
Cherry hardwood flooring has a tendency to absorb moisture, so it’s not recommended for kitchens and bathrooms. You can, however, achieve the same look with laminate or engineered hardwood cherry. Let the experts at Floor Coverings International in Ocean Isle Beach NC help you find cherry hardwood flooring that’s just right for you and your home. Contact us today to schedule your free in-home estimate.
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