Cherry hardwood madison

Cherry hardwood kitchen flooring.

In Madison, WI cherry hardwood flooring can breathe warmth into any room. It has a rich, reddish brown hue and a smooth texture that is right at home in both modern and traditional home decor.

Cherry hardwood comes in many varieties, including Brazilian, Bolivian, Asian and American. Brazilian and Bolivian cherry are the two most popular types because they rank high on the Janka hardness scale, making them an excellent choice for high traffic areas. American cherry is soft by comparison, so it is not as commonly used for cherry flooring.

Like almost all hardwood flooring, cherry is relatively easy to clean and maintain. Just sweep the surface regularly to remove debris, and wipe with a damp cloth to remove any spots or spills. Be careful not to expose your cherry hardwood flooring to direct sunlight for a prolonged period of time; otherwise its color may fade.

Many homeowners love the color of cherry and can use it to contrast beautifully with wall color as well as cabinetry. The reddish color works well with many color palettes and it gives you a multitude of options when it comes to furniture color or backsplash color.  Often with hardwood flooring, a few well-placed area rugs will help to protect your investment in high traffic areas.

Cherry hardwood flooring has a tendency to absorb moisture, so it’s not recommended for bathrooms. You can, however, achieve the same look with laminate or engineered hardwood cherry. Let the experts at Floor Coverings International in Madison, WI help you find cherry hardwood flooring that’s just right for you and your home. Contact us today to schedule your free in-home consultation.

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