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 ConsSince 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 GradesWe 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