belleville hardwood flooring

At Floor Coverings International Metro East, we help Belleville families find flooring that matches their lifestyle and design preferences. For many homeowners living in the O'Fallon, Edwardsville, and Belleville area, Brazilian cherry is a great choice. With its bold color variation and incredible strength, it is no surprise that Brazilian cherry is the most popular exotic hardwood that we sell. Read on to learn if it is the right hardwood for your home.

Look and Feel

Brazilian cherry—known to Brazilians as Jatoba—is a striking hardwood that’s great for making a statement. It has large shifts in color from board to board, giving it a dramatic look. This beautiful hardwood has colors ranging from deep reddish brown to light reddish brown with blonde highlights. Over time and with exposure to light, Jatoba darkens and becomes richer, transforming your new floors into a unique, authentic work of art.


Exotic hardwoods are among the most durable floors you can purchase, and Brazilian cherry is no exception. This strong hardwood has a Janka hardness rating of 2,820. The most popular domestic hardwood is white oak. It’s known for its durability, which has a rating of 1,360—half that of Brazilian cherry. When you choose this hardy flooring option, you can rest assured that it will stand the test of time. With minimal maintenance, your Brazilian cherry hardwood can last for generations.


Brazilian cherry is an extremely versatile hardwood. In addition to its many hues you can choose from, this hardwood can be found in a variety of options. We carry plank, wide plank, and strip Brazilian cherry. It also comes in prefinished and unfinished varieties.

Getting Started

To learn more about your hardwood options, give your local flooring experts at Floor Coverings International Metro East a call today. We carry thousands of products, including Brazilian cherry, and we offer free, in-home consultations, so you don’t have to leave your house!

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