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Cherry Floors For A Lovely Home

By Dola Raheem

We give little consideration to the floor beneath our feet until the day dawns that we plan on building a home or wish to refurbish our current one. Cherry flooring can not only add value to your property, but are beautiful and durable and will give any room a wonderful atmosphere.

Cherry wood has been favored through the centuries for its lustrous finish, warm tones and for its deep red glow when properly polished. As cherry wood ages it natural tones darken to a beautiful burnished auburn glow that lend any living area a warm and welcoming feel as well as a timeless beauty.

Cherry wood is also a sustainable harvest, meaning that they are grown in plantations and as the wood is harvested, more cherry trees are planted to replace the ones cut down. You do not have to worry that the wood you are using for your flooring has been taken from an ecologically sensitive area or that you are contributing to global deforestation in any way.

Due to the fact that cherry wood is a hardwood, this makes it incredibly hard wearing, resistant to scuffs and marks and easy to maintain. Cherry should never be stained as it will take away from the natural lustre and individual color of this fine hardwood. It is known for having a fine, straight grain pattern with a smooth texture and brown pith flecks. The natural color ranges from a medium shade of reddish-brown to a deep rich red tone.

The vast forests of North America are the original home of the cherry tree. Its growing popularity and extreme versatility has increased the demand for this type of wood exponentially and has led to its cultivation on foreign shores. Its sheer popularity has made it more widely available.

Hardwood flooring is sold in lengths of various thickness but generally in lengths measuring no more than seven or eight inches. Though there are those who still use traditional methods of laying floors, the modern equivalent is a tongue in groove clip in place system.

A little care and maintenance will go a long way towards keeping your floors looking fantastic for a lifetime. The worst enemy of any wooden floor is the dirt and grit carried indoors on the soles of our shoes. It has a sand paper effect and cause scratches in the wood and giving the surface a dull finish.

Water or other liquid that are spilt onto a wooden floor can have devastating effects, staining it and causing warping if the wood is poorly sealed. Do not leave spills, but clean them up as they happen. Another easy way to damage your floor is to, instead of lifting your furniture, you drag it across the surface. Avoid this by lifting furniture and by placing protective felt contacts underneath.

Sunlight spilling into a room might brighten and warm the room, but it can have devastating effects on your flooring. Your floor can become bleached from constant sun exposure, so be sure to put up UV resistant window dressings or draw curtains to avoid sun exposure.

Get complete details on how you can turn unfinished hardwood flooring into a beautiful reflection of your style and taste today! When you add cherry flooring to your home, you will be creating an inviting place for family and guests easy and fast!

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