A fine grained wood usually wavy and uniform in texture with occasional dark gum pockets. Heartwood is light to dark reddish brown; sapwood is light brown to pale with a light pinkish tone. Flooring can be furnished essentially free of sapwood at a modest increase in cost. When finished with oil based polyurethane, exposure to natural light darkens the wood significantly to its full color, whereas when finished with water-based polyurethane, the color development is minimized. Dimensional stability is good when properly installed. Due to its somewhat softer characteristic, it can show wear patterns in heavy traffic areas if not protected by throw rugs. Cherry wood is abundantly available in the northern American forests.
- 3/4″ thick, T&G, Kiln dried, End matching
- Available widths – 3″ – 12″
- Available lengths – random
- Hardness = 950: 26% softer than red oak
- Price Range – $3.75-$12.00/sf
consistant grain pattern with very few natural characteristics such as knots and color variation
#1 Common Grade
middle of the road grade with fewer knots and a lower degree of color variation compared to a rustic grade, knots tend to be smaller.
high degree of natural characteristics including frequent knots, color variation and distinctive grain patterns