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Does Cumaru blend with Natural Cherry Cabinetry?

Posted by novicehomebuilder (My Page) on
Wed, Jan 13, 10 at 23:10

I am building a new home and love the rich look of Cumaru hardwood flooring. BUT...I also want to coordinate it with natural cherry kitchen cabinetry. I'm in a dilemma with the color coordination. Does it blend or am I better off going with a different hardwood? Over time the cherry will acquire more richness & depth. One other option I'm considering for flooring is a Select red birch (softer wood) but would prefer the hardiness of the Cumaru. Any opinions appreciated.

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RE: Does Cumaru blend with Natural Cherry Cabinetry?

I'm looking at Cumaru too. Note that the Cumaru will change too. I've seen both newer (grainy-er) and older (more uniform) samples. From the braziliandirect rep: "I will tell you that after the first 3-6 months the grainig will become finer and less noticible -the samples you recieved from us are fresh cut and have not yet oxidized."

I would definitely get samples of older versions of each element and compare them to see if you like the combination. A retailer might have an older cherry sample. There's also color variation amongst the floorboards - I was surprised that my two sample pieces were different colors.

RE: Does Cumaru blend with Natural Cherry Cabinetry?

I have been trying to decide on hardwood flooring with medium tone cherry cabinets for our remodel. I love the variation of cumaru,but a sample I bought online was more uniform and I really didn't care for it. Now I am looking at lumber liquidators. Their sample in the store is much different than the photos of actual installs. I am confused!
Any suggestions?

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