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Cherry Wood Floors: Cherry (Black) A Domestic Wood Flooring Species


 

Cherry Wood Floors

Cherry Wood Floors

Cherry wood floors in the dining room

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Cherry Wood Floors Properties

Cherry Wood Floor Appearance: Color: Heartwood is dark to reddish brown, lustrous; sapwood is light brown to pale with a light pinkish tone. Some manufacturers steam lumber to bleed the darker heartwood color into the sapwood, resulting in a more uniform color. 
Cherry Wood Floor Grain:
Fine, frequently wavy, uniform texture. True quartersawn has distinctive flake pattern. Texture is satiny, with some gum pockets.
Availability: 
Limited
Properties: Hardness:
950 janka Table, 26% softer than Northern red oak Durability: Strong, moderately hard. Usually considered too soft for an entire floor-mostly used for accents and borders
Workability
: Sawing: Good Nailing: Good Sanding: Satisfactorily Finishing: No known problems

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