cherry hardwoodAmerican cherry is a common hardwood flooring option that many Albuquerque, Santa Fe homeowners choose for their homes. Cherry hardwood offers a beautiful, classic look with deep, red hues. Our team at Floor Coverings International Albuquerque and Santa Fe has found cherry to be a great option for many homes. Read on to learn more about cherry hardwood and see if it’s the right flooring for your home.

Basics of American Cherry Flooring

American cherry is a domestic hardwood that is a common choice for flooring. As its name implies, cherry has pink and red undertones, which are then enhanced by deep-toned wood stains. It’s known for its smooth texture and distinct grain pattern. Overall, cherry has a dignified look and can add elegance to your home. It is worth noting that it’s a softer hardwood option, softer than oak, maple, and hickory hardwood. Since it’s softer, you may want to take extra precautions to protect cherry hardwood floors from damage. Adding felt pads under furniture can help prevent the wood from getting scraped and occasionally rearranging the room can help prevent the floor from getting stained from sunlight. Cherry hardwood can be difficult to finish, so be sure to have a team of professionals install and finish this hardwood so it’s done evenly. 

Varieties of Cherry Hardwood

Other varieties of cherry flooring are also available, including Brazilian cherry. Brazilian cherry does not produce cherries but is named for its deep red tone. Unlike American cherry, Brazilian cherry is extremely hard and durable. There are also cherry varieties from Asia and Bolivia, so it’s important to figure out what the main priorities of your project are so that you pick the right hardwood!

Add Cherry Hardwood To Your Albuquerque Home

Give our team at Floor Coverings International Albuquerque and Santa Fe a call for a free in-home estimate so you can truly find the right hardwood for your home. We proudly serve the Albuquerque, Santa Fe area and are ready to give you the remodel of your dreams! Our mobile showroom makes it easy so you can see flooring samples from the comfort of your own home.

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