St. Charles HardwoodCherry flooring adds a warm finish to any room. It has an attractive red hue with dark brown streaks that darken slightly with age. Like all hardwood, cherry is very durable and a beautiful addition to any home. The experts at Floor Coverings International West County, MO share the different benefits and looks of cherry hardwood below!

Looks of Cherry Hardwood

Like all hardwood, cherry can take stain, sealant, and polish to update the look of the wood. Cherry hardwood comes in a few different varieties:

  • Brazilian
  • Asian
  • Bolivian
  • American

These types of cherry flooring vary in terms of color, grain pattern, hardness, and other factors. Brazilian cherry is a popular choice in the greater Chesterfield, O'Fallon, St. Peters, St. Charles areas. Brazilian cherry has an open grain that looks similar to oak but is twice as hard. Some other species, like American cherry, are on the softer end of the Janka hardness scale.

Your St. Charles Hardwood Experts

This wide range of cherry flooring can meet the demands of almost any modern environment, we even have laminate and luxury vinyl flooring that mimics cherry hardwood! When it comes to installation, cherry has closed pores, making it slightly more challenging to finish. So if you choose a cherry flooring that is not prefinished, it’s important that a qualified installation team applies the finish evenly to achieve that perfect look. Our flooring experts will be happy to take these tasks on for you!

To navigate through all the different styles, contact Floor Coverings International West County, MO and talk with a design associate. They’ll ask a lot of questions to help determine the best hardwood for you. They’ll even provide a free proposal and estimate!

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