Brazilian Cherry Hardwood Flooring in Westchester NY

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Brazilian cherry hardwood westchester NYBrazilian Cherry Hardwood Flooring is growing in popularity in Westchester NY.  Its brilliant red color and exquisite graining gives is breathtaking.

 

As the name implies, Brazilian Cherry hardwood grows in Brazil. Due to the climate and growing cycles, Brazilian Cherry is much harder than the typical oak you traditionally see here in the US. On the Janka hardness scale, Red Oak is a 1290 while Brazilian Cherry is 2350 - almost twice as hard.

 

But, the main reason customers love Brazilian Cherry is its beauty. The redness and depth of color is unparalleled, along with the richness of its smooth graining. Even if you stain oak to be red, you can't get same effect - it's impossible. Take a look.

Westchester brazillian cherry hardwood flooring Westchester NY

 

Brazilian Cherry typically comes in wider planks which is more stylish and makes the space look larger. What a lot of customers don't realize about Brazilian Cherry is that there is a lot of color variation across the planks - some will be lighter and some darker. Unfortunately, many sample boards in the stores and/or the store clerks don't explain this, so some customers feel misled. I always explain this to my customers because I want them to understand what they are getting - last thing I want is for someone to be surprised. Most fans of Brazilian Cherry love this color variation because it celebrates the beauty of a natural product. But others, want a more uniform look for their house, and for those customers, Brazilian Cherry is not the best option.

 

Brazilian cherry flooring in Westchester NYVirtually all hardwoods darken over time due to light - just like our skin tans in the sun from the melanin, so does hardwood. Well Brazilian Cherry, along with the other exotic hardwoods from South America, tend to darken more as they are more sensitive to light. So your Brazilian Cherry will start out lighter, but over the first year will darken to its brilliant red tone. Customers do need to understand this and realize that spaces with area rugs or furniture won't darken as much, so if they move them, those spaces will be lighter. But, not to worry as once they are exposed to the light,they will eventually catch up.

 

Customers should be careful if they are going to use area rugs since the wood underneath will often be lighter vs. the wood that is exposed to the sunlight.  If you are planning to get an area rug, it's ideal if you can wait 6 months before putting it on top of the wood since most of the darkening will take place during this interval.  Also, customers need to understand that the fresh new hardwood will look lighter than the samples they saw when they selected the product, but then they will darken and redden to like the color they selected.

 

Some customers get Brazilian Cherry and American Cherry confused...or they just say "cherry" and they don't realize that these are two different species. Brazilian Cherry is more brilliant in its redness and it's a very hardwood (2,350 on hardness scale) vs. American Cherry is actually a much softer wood (950 - significantly softer than oak). Its graining is different - doesn't look as rich and it dents super easily because it's so soft.

 

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Check out this article for more info on other Exotic hardwood species.  There is info on Brazilian Walnut, Brazilian Teak, Santos Mahogany and several other exotic hardwoods.

 

If you live in Westchester and are interesting in Brazilian Cherry hardwood flooring, give The Flooring Girl a call at 914-937-2950.

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Bobbie - You are welcome.  Yes, there is a lot of variation and that's one of the things that makes it beautiful, and customers need to understand this.

Joanna - Oh right...I need to find that picture!

Jul 02, 2012 05:41 AM #10
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Debbie, I am seeing some of this wood flooring used in my area. It has a lot of character and really creates a mood in the room.

Jul 02, 2012 07:53 AM #11
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Great looking flooring. I really like the colors of this flooring. How does it compare in expense to oak hardwood or other hardwood floors?

Jul 02, 2012 08:55 AM #12
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Debbie, that wood really is beautiful. I haven't seen any here but I'm sure our higher end markets have it.

Jul 02, 2012 12:19 PM #13
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Debbie - Yes, it reallly does.

Doug - Glad you like them too.  They are more expensive than oak but often a bit less than some of the other exotic hardwoods (and less of a gap vs. oak compared to several years ago).

Connie - I'm glad you like it too.  yes, this is typically in higher end homes.

Jul 02, 2012 04:45 PM #14
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I love the Brazilian Cherry colors Debbie.

Until reading this post, I thought cherry was cherry.

Jul 02, 2012 09:14 PM #15
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Debbie- You have told me more about flooring than I can keep up with!  Good suggestion about waiting 6 months before putting down a rug. 

Jul 07, 2012 12:39 PM #16
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Kathy - Thx so much...I think.  Glad everyone is learning.

Jul 07, 2012 12:47 PM #17
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  Thanks for the Ah-ha moment!
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Jul 07, 2012 06:11 PM #18
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Kathy - Oh thank you.  I'm so honored.

Jul 08, 2012 12:39 AM #19
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Stopping by from Kathy's Sunday favorites.  I love the floors!!  I have to admit, I have learned so much about flooring over the past year or so from your blog.  Who knew??  Brazilian hardwood, my new favorite!

Jul 08, 2012 04:35 AM #20
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Cindy - Thank you so much.  That is so nice to hear.  Thx for making my day.

Jul 08, 2012 04:45 AM #21
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Dorie Dillard
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Good morning Debbie,

I too am stopping over from Kathy's weekly post this morning. I somehow missed this post! Very informative..I will keep that in mind..don't put area rug down for at least 6 months after installation!

Jul 08, 2012 05:29 AM #22
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Dorie - thx so much and I hope that tip helps.

Jul 08, 2012 05:40 AM #23
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Wonderful explanation of all things "who knew?" -- I want Brazilian Cherry hardwoods (whiny voice).

Jul 08, 2012 12:04 PM #24
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Carla - Thanks.  You're so sweet.  Yes, I do, too!

Jul 08, 2012 12:32 PM #25
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I love the Brazilian red cherry. I was just telling my husband I wanted to darken the floors. May have to wait a bit, though.

Jul 08, 2012 04:47 PM #26
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Jill - I'm so glad you like it too.

Jul 08, 2012 05:00 PM #27
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Debbie,

I love the Brazilian Cherry - it's rich looking and has character unmatched by other hardwoods.

Jul 08, 2012 06:19 PM #28
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Patricia - Yes you are so right...it is so pretty and upscale.

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