If you tend towards classic, traditional looks when it comes to flooring, then you’re sure to love cherry hardwood floors. Cherry is known for its rich, luxurious look and vibrant color – the perfect addition to your living room, dining room, entryway, and more. If you want to learn more about cherry hardwood for your Southport home, here are some tips from the Floor Coverings International Shallotte experts:
About Cherry Hardwood Floors
- Cherry is recognizable for its warm red-brown hues and smooth grain. Though it can be stained to a range of colors, cherry is usually medium to dark and has a reddish tint. This gives it a more traditional, formal look, but still allows it to blend easily with your home’s décor. Keep in mind that the color of cherry hardwood has a tendency to darken with time.
- Cherry is a relatively durable hardwood. Most cherry flooring you will see is American cherry, which is slightly lower than oak on the Janka hardness scale. This means it will resist most wear and tear, but may get the occasional scratch or dent. However, some varieties, like Brazilian cherry wood, are far more durable and scratch-resistant.
- As with other hardwoods, cherry can be restained or refinished down the road if you want to refresh its look. However, you should still take care of your floors with regular sweeping or vacuuming. When mopping, use a hardwood cleaner and be sure to let your floors dry completely to avoid moisture damage. If you are concerned about scratches on your cherry floors, use rugs, runners, and mats to help protect them in high traffic areas.
To learn more about cherry flooring or see our product samples in your own home, simply call and schedule a free consultation. Our Floor Coverings International Shallotte team is proud to serve homeowners in Shallotte, Ocean Isle Beach, Southport & St. James and beyond!
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