Over the years Brazilian Cherry is a wood type that has become almost synonymous with exotic hardwood flooring. For many homeowners who desire to upgrade to hardwood floors but want to move past the standard oak or cedar choices flooding the market Brazilian Cherry is the logical next step. It comes at an affordable price, presents a lovely but not entirely unique color and grain pattern and takes well to a number of stains and treatments. For anyone looking to give their room an upgrade without breaking the bank, Brazilian Cherry flooring may be the best and most accessible answer.
What makes this wood type so desirable is its strength and durability. Brazilian Cherry is an extremely hard wood, one of the hardest found in the wood flooring market. Because of this its uses around the house are limitless. The planks are just as useful and popular in formal dining rooms that see little foot traffic as they are in utility closets and kitchens where things are dropped or stepped on constantly. No matter the abuse it’s a good bet that Brazilian Cherry flooring will stand up to the challenge, especially if it is properly stained after installation. And when it comes time for that there is no stain that would go wrong on this hardwood.
The planks start off as a fairly standard light brown, almost tan on some pieces all the way to a more reddish hue on others. The grain is fairly light, showing off very nice unique patterns but in lines so thin it often blends into the background color when not treated with a paint or stain. For this reason dark stain is often utilized to really bring out the true character of a piece of Brazilian Cherry flooring. Under proper care the wood will continue to mature, eventually turning into a much richer and more noticeable design of grain lines and dark browns. The opportunity for such eye-catching designs in a long-lasting wood is what makes this type an extremely popular, yet always affordable, option for flooring.