Janka Hardness Scale: 2350
Origin: Brazil and most of South America
Exotic hard wood
Most Brazilian Cherry is milled in South America to save on cost. It is usually in 1-7′ lengths and 2 1/4″ to 5″ widths as to fit into shipping containers. If long lengths are needed, raw lumber is shipped to the U.S. and milled there. However, this can nearly double the price because raw lumber is heavily taxed to support the South American economies. This type of wood is very durable and wear resistant.
- Clear grade is color sorted for a consistent, deep red color. Only the heartwood is used in this grade. This is the most popular grade for this flooring.
- Select and Better has a lighter red and tan color variation.
- Rustic Brazilian Cherry has drastic color variation. This grade has a mixture of heartwood and sapwood.
- We also carry a quarter-sawn Brazilian Cherry. This is when the raw lumber is cut perpendicular to the growth of the tree’s rings.