The Uniqueness of Brazilian Cherry
Exotic Brazilian cherry hardwood is among the most popular imported species in homes today. Also known as Jatoba, Brazilian cherry is not actually a cherry species. It gets its name from its natural cherry color. When freshly milled, the colors in Brazilian cherry can range from salmon pink to reddish brown with orange-yellow highlights and dark accent stripes. Over time, these highlights fade, and the colors deepen into rich shades of dark honey-red, crimson, and burgundy with charcoal striping.
Sustainable Forestry Management
The Jatoba tree grows in the rain forests of South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Armstrong’s dedication to the environment includes helping protect the world’s tropical forests. We ensure that no endangered hardwood species are used in any of our products and partner with the Tropical Forest Foundation to support sustainable forestry management.
Brazilian cherry hardwood flooring has one of the highest hardness ratings of all wood species used in flooring, according to the Janka hardness test. Its hardness rating is more than 2x higher than domestic red oak, which is the industry benchmark for flooring durability.
With its superior hardness, Brazilian cherry can withstand heavy foot traffic and active households with pets. Like all hardwoods, however, care should be taken to keep pet nails trimmed and to remove dirt, grit, and any debris that can scratch the finish.
Armstrong Brazilian cherry is an engineered hardwood. Engineered wood is made of a thick layer of solid wood on top of a multi-ply wood structure that's bonded together under heat and pressure. It’s a unique construction that gives engineered flooring greater stability. This reduces concerns about shrinking and expanding when temperature and humidity change, and it also allows installation on any level of your home - even finished basements.
One-of-a-Kind Hardwood Floor
If you want to give your home a truly distinctive appeal, consider exotic Brazilian cherry flooring. The intense colors and striking wood grain of this popular exotic hardwood offer a one-of-a-kind look that will set your home apart from the rest.