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.

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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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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.

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Jill - I'm so glad you like it too.

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Debbie,

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

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Patricia - Yes you are so right...it is so pretty and upscale.

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Author Bio: My name is Debbie Gartner, and I'm known as "The Flooring Girl." I own my own flooring store that serves Westchester NY and Fairfield CT counties. We install hardwood flooring, carpet, tile flooring, laminate, bamboo and cork flooring. We also refinish hardwood floors. We are a shop at home flooring store. You can call us at 914-937-2950 to schedule a free flooring consultation


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