Cherry Hardwood Flooring Information – Gaylord Flooring

Cherry Hardwood Flooring Information

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Cherry flooring is rarely stained, due to its beautiful soft color. Although Cherry is softer, with a Janka hardness of 950, it is still a popular flooring choice. Cherry flooring is unique, as it starts with a soft pink tone and deepens to a rich red where exposed to light. This color change can take anywhere from 6 months to 1 year.

Cherry Flooring Pros and Cons

Since Cherry flooring has a Janka hardness of 950, it is quite a bit softer than Maple, at 1450. The softness leaves Cherry wood susceptible to dents and scratches. On the pro side, Cherry flooring will give you a unique natural color.

Cherry Flooring Grades

We offer Cherry flooring in prime and country grade. Country grade cherry flooring will have a substantial amount of character, with knots and color variations. Prime grade Cherry flooring will provide a more consistent appeal.

Cherry Hardwood Flooring Details

Cherry is a gorgeous wood and other than its relative softness, it makes for an excellent hardwood floor. When first installed Cherry Hardwood Flooring has a light pink tone that deepens to a rich red over the course of six months to two years depending on the lighting in the home.

Janka Hardness: 950

As a flooring option black cherry is just under forty-four percent harder than Douglas fir, five percent softer than teak, around seventy-three percent as hard as red oak, close to two thirds as hard as hard maple, about fifty-eight percent as hard as wenge, approximately fifty-two percent as hard as hickory or pecan, and nearly forty-three percent as hard as santos mahogany’s ranking of 2200.

Learn where Cherry Hardwood Flooring fits on the Janka Hardness Scale


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