American Cherry hardwood flooring is an elegant choice for your home. With its rich brown and reddish tones that deepen with age, it's sure to add a level of beauty, class, and depth to any living space.
Not to be confused with cherry hardwoods of other origins, American Cherry is native to North America. It's grown largely in the Midwestern and Eastern United States, and Canada. In addition to its use as hardwood flooring, American Cherry is a wood traditionally made into furniture, cabinetry, and printing blocks, among other goods.
American Cherry hardwood flooring is a strong wood. It has a Janka Hardness Scale score of 950. While lower in rating than the industry standard Red Oak, by roughly 26 percent, it can withstand general daily use.
It's also a stunning hardwood, known for it's beautiful range of color, simple grain, and satiny texture. Hues span the spectrum of reds and browns. Over time, the tone deepens to a rich auburn. The color variation occurs greater and at a quicker rate with this species than other hardwood flooring.
American Cherry is also simple to maintain. A broom and dust pan are the basic tools required to remove dirt, dust, and debris. For heavier cleaning, a damp cloth mop will suffice. To prevent the floors from warping, be careful not to saturate them with water.
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: My fiance' and I recently installed American Cherry hardwood flooring in our home. I've noticed that already the boards seem to have changed color. They are darker than before. I know it's a common thing for hardwoods to get darker or lighter over time, but didn't think it would happen so quickly, or be so drastic. Is this just the nature of the wood?
A: You are absolutely correct. It is a natural occurrence for hardwoods to change color as they age. They are natural products. However, American Cherry hardwoods change at a quicker rate than other hardwoods, and darken to a greater extent. This is due to oxidation as well as exposure to sunlight. Eventually the tones do balance out.