There are many different species of tree under this genus, Prunus, including the most widely known cherry tree, Prunus Avium. This genus comes under the rose family, or Rosaceae. It can be found in the wild as a native tree in Europe, North Africa and parts of Asia.
The flowers on the tree are generally white and pink and the bark is a red-brown colour with stripes. The species is often better known for the fruit which it produces, which is low in calories and high in fibre.
This fruit has historically been used in medicine because of its diuretic properties, and has been used to help with rheumatism. It has also been applied as a topical treatment for acne.
Wood from the cherry tree is a specialised timber and usually comes in a dark, rich red-brown colouring which is a really welcoming, homely tone for cherry flooring and it is most often from one of the larger species, for instance the wild cherry.
These trees vary in size with some growing to be 30 feet tall and others just six. There are even a few species which will only grow to be as big as a shrub.
The timber is a beautiful colour and there is a great selection of cherry flooring products avaialable to fit around whatever stylistic and practical considerations you may have.
Cherry is a relatively hard, heavy wood and is very solid and resistant to shock and damage. This makes cherry floors an ideal choice for flooring as it is so durable. Cherry flooring has distinctive characteristics which make it a unique choice in engineered wood flooring and full of character.
Cherry flooring ages well and looks great in a variety of finishes.
Our solid cherry flooring is the highest quality real wood flooring available. The natural markings of the wood give these cherry floors character and an authentic feel. The colouring is a mixture of red and brown, which makes a really warm and welcoming shade.
Solid wood cherry flooring has real authentic features which other flooring types would find difficult to match.
Engineered flooring comprises several wood layers stuck to one another using high pressures. This method of production results in cherry floors which are actually stronger than a solid piece of wood so it is a very hardwearing option.
Solid wood flooring also has a tendency to swell and shrink with changing weather conditions, while engineered floors are not susceptible to this so if you want a more practical option for cherry floors then engineered cherry flooring could be ideal.
Because of the high price of cherry wood floor many people instead opt for the substantially cheaper option of laminate flooring. There is also the benefit that, as an artificial product, the colouring and grain of these cherry floors are engineered for a natural, yet more uniform, look.
This is a great value option for those who want the look of cherry flooring without the expense of other varieties.