cherry hardwood flooring waukeshaHere at Floor Coverings International Waukesha, we know hardwood, and we love spreading our knowledge of all things flooring to families in the greater Waukesha, Brookfield, Milwaukee area. When it comes to hardwood, it’s hard to find a species as beloved as American cherry. Read on for more information about this domestic hardwood treasure.

Simply Stunning

Cherry hardwood has a certain ineffable quality. Perhaps this can be attributed to its rich, maroon hues or its unique, unpredictable grain patterns. Cherry is just gorgeous. Waukesha homeowners often choose this medium brown hardwood for rooms with lots of natural light because the sun brings out cherry hardwood’s natural pink undertones. Another popular option is wide plank cherry because cherry can feel “busy” in normal strip hardwood.

A Note on Durability

American cherry will stand up to the normal wear and tear from an average Wisconsin family. With a Janka hardness score of 950, Cherry may seem soft if you’re used to harder domestic hardwoods such as oak and maple. If you have a large, busy family or pets, there are a few similar options to consider. Hickory—the toughest domestic hardwood—is similar to cherry in terms of color variation, however, it lacks the red coloration. Check out Brazilian cherry for a tough alternative to American cherry that captures its look and feel. This exotic cherry option has a Janka score of 2,820.

Learn More

For more information about American cherry—and to schedule your free, in-home consultation—reach out to the flooring experts at Floor Coverings International Waukesha today. We are proud to provide the greater Waukesha, Brookfield, Milwaukee area with quality flooring products and excellent service. What sets us apart is our commitment to customer experience. We believe that the best way to shop for floors is from the comfort of your home. That’s why we developed our mobile showroom. We bring the flooring samples to your door!

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