The most common is redwood, a beautiful rich red/cinnamon color that will add distinctive style to any home. However, it can also be used anywhere; whether flooring, decking, furniture, or trim is durable, it can stand up to any wear. Sometimes red oak can have a pinkish/reddish hue to its brown color, but it can also look white or true brown. To learn more, feel free to come into the Cherokee Floor Covering hardwood flooring showroom when shopping for your Woodstock, GA home.
Brazilian Cherry: maybe the most well-known of the exotic species
From the early to mid-2000s, it wasn't unusual to see Brazilian Cherry (Jatoba) wood floors in almost any home. Like all exotic species (harvested outside North America,) it is rugged and durable, with a Janka rating of 2350 and a blazing red color. In addition, it works well with stains and finishes, which is one reason it’s so popular.
Other redwoods include:
These are all exotic species (harvested outside North America), and, as such, they are all strong and durable.
- Redheart, harvested in CentralAmerica, starts with a bright red color that darkens over time.
- Chakte Kok, also harvested inCentral America, is sometimes confused with Redheart, but it has acolor that turns from pink and becomes bright red with purple andbrown streaks. Chakte Kok is also more widely available.
- Bloodwood is a hard, heavy wood,also referred to as cardinal wood and Satine. It is strawberry red,with streaks of gold, that eventually turn to a red-brown shade.This is harvested both in Central and South America.
- Padauk comes from Central and WestAfrica. It has an orange-deep crimson color orange to deep crimsonthat can deepen to almost purple and a spicy smell when left in itsnatural state (unfinished).
- Sapele. Harvested from Africa,this has a golden-to-reddish brown color.
For over 30 years, Cherokee Floor Covering has provided quality products, superior residential and commercial installations, and a range of services, including hardwood refinishing. In Woodstock, Ga, our showroom is convenient to Woodstock, Marietta, Canton, Acworth, and Kennesaw. You'll be glad you came in to learn, be inspired, and get a free wood flooring quote.