Best Brazilian Cherry I Could Find

DIYer1July 15, 2011

A year ago my wife and I put in an engineered floor in our 3500 sq home in Orange County, California. We were looking for a Brazilian Cherry, but ended putting in Santos Mahogany because of the better "uniformity".

We shopped everything from crappy 2' Brazilian from China to very expensive Mannington. We ended up using:

Urban Floor Handscraped Collection Santos Mahogany HSE-5061NT

Pros: Beautiful Coloring, Uniform color, 4' planks (make sure you don't get a lot of short planks!), Cost: very reasonable

Cons: Darker Wood (shows dirt easily-recommend getting the scraped)

The finish dents and finish "shatters" very easily.

I highly recommend this product if you can tolerate the "pea size" shattered lacquer if you drop a fork. Feel free to contact me with questions.

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