Brazilian Cherry flooring, also known as jatoba, is best known for its rich, red hues with sapwood that ranges from light brown to a dark, reddish-brown. It’s a popular flooring choice because it accepts stain well, making it a versatile option.
Brazilian Cherry’s Durability
Brazilian Cherry is one of the hardest and most durable hardwood varieties. The Janka hardness rating is an impressive 2350, so it’s a good option for high-traffic areas that need to be resistant to scratching and scuffing.
Engineered Brazilian Cherry Flooring
When working with Brazilian Cherry wide plank flooring, we recommend sticking to engineered hardwood to ensure dimensional stability. This is also a more eco-friendly option, since less wood is used in the production of this product. When you select engineered floors, you have a ton of flexibility in terms of where you can install them. These can even be installed in below-grade environments, like a basement.
Because Brazilian Cherry accepts stain well, you can customize it to your liking. If you would like to go super light though, we recommend choosing a species that’s already light in color, like white oak.
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