Technical specie specifications for Cherry from Fantastic Floor - Discount Exotic and Domestic Hardwood Flooring, Prefinished Solid Flooring, Unfinished Solid Flooring and Engineered Flooring.
Cherry Hardwood Flooring
- Scientific Name, Other Names: Prunus serotina, American Cherry, Black Wild Cherry, Chisos Wild Cherry, Rum Cherry, Southwest Choke Cherry
- Description: Cherry wood is a North American wood with a distinctive reddish brown coloring that can vary from a very light to very dark shade, making it decoratively versatile. Cherry floors, much like other domestic species such as Maple and Oak, invoke a sense of tradition and distinction. This inherent beauty is a one of many reasons why Cherry flooring is a frequent choice of fine furniture designers and architects alike. Among the softer hardwoods, a harder wood might make a better choice in a high traffic environment than a Cherry floor. However, Cherry hardwood is rated as very resistant to decay and dimensionally stable, which, combined with proper maintenance, ensures a long life for your Cherry hardwood floor.
- Janka Hardness: 950 pounds
- Strength (MOR): 12,330 psi
- Stiffness (MOE): 1,490 1000 psi
- Density (KG/m3): 544
- Tangential Shrinkage: 7.1 %
- Radial Shrinkage: 3.7 %
- About: Our Cherry flooring is available exclusively in the engineered format. The boards are 1/2" thick with 3-5" widths available with 1-4' random lengths. All of our engineered products are FSC certified.
- Family: Rosaceae
- Tree Characteristics: The Cherry tree can reach heights of approximately 100 feet and diameters of 4 to 5 feet.
- Geographic Area: Cherry is found primariliy in the eastern half of the United States.
- Color: Reddish-brown heartwood with a golden luster, light yellow sapwood
- Photosensitivity: Cherry will darken dramatically after exposure to light.
- Luster: Golden
- Grain: Straight
- Texture: Fine, uniform
- Drying Characteristics: Rated as somewhat slow drying, some risk of warping.
- Working Characteristics: Rated as easy to work, smooth finishing, dimensionally stable.
- Durability Rating: Very resistant to heartwood decay.
- Applications: Fine furniture, flooring, piano actions, scientific instruments, engraving blocks, wooden ware.
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