Cherry is a gorgeous wood and other than its relative softness, it makes for an excellent hardwood floor. When first installed Cherry Hardwood Flooring has a light pink tone that deepens to a rich red over the course of six months to two years depending on the lighting in the home.
Janka Hardness: 950
As a flooring option black cherry is just under forty-four percent harder than Douglas fir, five percent softer than teak, around seventy-three percent as hard as red oak, close to two thirds as hard as hard maple, about fifty-eight percent as hard as wenge, approximately fifty-two percent as hard as hickory or pecan, and nearly forty-three percent as hard as santos mahogany’s ranking of 2200.
Learn where Cherry Hardwood Flooring fits on the Janka Hardness Scale