Are you seeking to place hardwood flooring in your home? Do you need something that's both highly durable, as well as good-looking? Read on about Brazilian Chestnut hardwood flooring to see it’s right for your space.
Brazilian Chestnut (not to be confused with Brazilian Teak, which is also sometimes referred to as Brazilian Chestnut) is a popular choice for homeowners due to its unique look and hardiness. It's an imported wood, grown mostly in Brazil and other areas in South America.
Not only is Brazilian Chestnut used to create hardwood flooring, it's also made into railroad ties and furnishings, among other products.
Brazilian Chestnut is a durable flooring option for your home. With a Janka Hardness Scale score of 2140, it is a dense wood that can take the day-to-day impact of living in your space, whether it's just you and a spouse, or children and pets. It's suitable for high-traffic areas -- highly resistant to indentations and scratches.
Brazilian Chestnut is also simple to clean. A vacuum or cloth mop is good for picking up dirt and debris. Follow up with a damp cloth for deeper cleaning.
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: Most of what I’ve read about hardwood flooring suggests that all change colors after a while. Should I expect that Brazilian Chestnut installed in my home will change in color too?
A:Unlike most other hardwood flooring, Brazilian Chestnut does not change color over time. It is one of the few that maintains the color it has when first installed in a space. This is a plus for those who do not wish to see many changes in a flooring’s appearance over the years.