Are you looking to make a bold statement in the interior design of your home, or need a space that can accommodate the rumble and tumble of young children and pets? If so, Brazilian Cherry (also known as Jatoba) may be the perfect contender for your new flooring.
It's extremely durable, so it's excellent for high-traffic areas. Not only that, Brazilian Cherry is a stunning wood species, and one of the more popular exotic options imported to the United States. With it's beautiful reddish brown hues, it will make a great backdrop for your home, no matter the decor style you choose.
As the name suggests, Brazilian Cherry comes from the largest country of South America -- Brazil. It is one of the more popular exotic wood species in North America. This is due in large part to its stunning beauty and hardiness.
In addition to being used to create hardwood flooring, Brazilian Cherry is also used to create other goods, like tool handles, furniture, and decking.
Brazilian Cherry hardwood flooring is a champ when it comes to withstanding the pounding of high-traffic areas. If you're a family with children or pets, it's a great option. With a Janka Hardness Scale score of 2350, it's a durable wood, one of the most durable wood species -- highly resistant to indentations.
With its strength and beauty, Brazilian Cherry hardwood flooring works well with any decor style, from rustic or contemporary, to modern or traditional -- and anything in between.
To preserve the beauty of your hardwood flooring for a lifetime, all of our pre-finished hardwood flooring is protected by seven layers of UV Cured Polyurethane infused with Ceramic particles (aluminum oxide) for scratch resistance and gloss retention. The finishes are 100% solids with no volatile organic compounds (VOCs) that can be harmful to humans and the environment. The finish is cured instantly by UV lights thus creating a safe yet extremely durable finish. This process provides the highest quality finish and durability in an environmentally friendly way.
Choosing pre-finished hardwood flooring is a smart choice for the environment. Wood itself is green; it’s a renewable resource with a much lower carbon foot print then plastics that are found in many carpets and some laminate flooring. Do you or a member of your family suffer from allergies? Prefinished hardwood floors are hypoallergenic. The finish will not give refuge to dust mites or microorganisms as carpets can; making hardwood flooring a smart choice for you’re the environment in your home!
Q: What's up with the color change on my Brazilian Hardwoods? How can I fix it?
A:Brazilian Cherry hardwood floors, like other hardwood floors, are going to change in color over time. There's no getting around that. The deepening of the tone is part of the character that comes in the aging process of this exotic species. Exposure to sunlight does speed up this process. You may notice when lifting the corner of an area rug, the color of the wood underneath is lighter than the wood that was left bare. To even up the tones, you may consider removing the rug to allow the lighter color to eventually deepen to match the darker tone.