Cherry flooring in Dakota County kitchen

Cherry hardwood flooring adds a warm finish to any room in your Dakota County home. It has an attractive red hue with dark brown streaks that darken slightly with age. Our team at Floor Coverings International Dakota County serves the greater Burnsville, Apple Valley, Eagan, & St. Paul area and is ready to make sure that your cherry flooring looks just the way you want it. Read on to learn more about this great hardwood option!

Different Species of Cherry to Choose

Like many other types of hardwood flooring, cherry comes from several different regions throughout the world, and each variety offers a slightly different hardness and appearance. A few of the most popular varieties of cherry flooring include:

  • 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 today. 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, and you’ll want to be sure the species you choose will hold up to the demands of your home.

Other Cherry Flooring Options

We carry a wide range of cherry flooring that will meet the demands of almost any environment. From solid hardwood planks to engineered cherry options, you’ll be able to find the right material to suit your project’s needs and budget. We even have laminate flooring and wood-look alternatives that closely mimic the look and feel of cherry that allow you to get the look of cherry hardwood where you might not expect it!

Prefinished vs. Cherry Finished On-Site

It’s important to know that natural cherry has closed pores, making it slightly more challenging to finish. Many homeowners choose prefinished cherry planks to ensure a consistent finish with increased durability that will help avoid premature wear. 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 skilled flooring experts will be happy to install and finish the best cherry hardwoods for your home.

Get Started!

To navigate through all the different styles, contact Floor Coverings International Dakota County and schedule your free in-home consultation with one of our knowledgeable design associates. We will make sure you get the perfect cherry flooring for your space.

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