With its timeless style, it’s easy to see why so many North Jersey homeowners love hardwood flooring. It features a rich color, perfect for traditional-styled homes. If you think that cherry might be the right choice for your home, the experts at Floor Coverings International North Jersey are here to help.
About Cherry Hardwood
A classic flooring choice, cherry hardwood will add a level of warmth and depth to any room in your North Jersey home. It has a stunning red hue, with dark brown streaks that will darken with age. If you’re looking to add a layer of comfort and elegance to your home, cherry is the hardwood for you.
Strength & Durability
Every type of hardwood has been given a score on the Janka Hardness scale, which measures the strength of the wood. American cherry hardwood is rated at 950, which is slightly softer than the average hardwood.
This doesn’t mean that installing American cherry will immediately result in scratched and scuffed wood floors. It just means that American cherry will work best in low-traffic areas of your home, like bedrooms and living rooms. With regular maintenance, your cherry floors will stay stunning for years to come.
Varieties of Cherry Flooring
If you’re looking for an extremely durable floor, we recommend considering Brazilian cherry hardwood. This exotic hardwood has a very similar aesthetic to its American counterpart, but ranks higher on the Janka scale, with a score of 2,350. Brazilian cherry would be a great addition to any high-traffic areas of your North Jersey home.
Maintaining a Cherry Hardwood Floor
The key to beautiful floors is regular maintenance. Cleaning your cherry hardwood floors is easy. Sweep and vacuum the floors every week to prevent scratches from occurring. Every 5-10 years you should refinish your floors, to keep them shinning.
Start in North Jersey Today!
With its warmth and beauty, cherry hardwood is a great option for any home. If you’re ready to start your flooring project, schedule a free, in-home design consultation with one of our expert Design Associates today! We proudly serve the greater Mahwah, Paramus, Wayne, and North Jersey area.
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