Cherry Black

Cherry Black Wood Flooring
Sample above is .75" by 2.25" inch square-edge solid strip. Top portion is finished with water-base urethane; bottom with oil-modified polyurethane.
Appearance

Color: Heartwood is light to dark reddish brown, lustrous; sapwood is light brown to pale with a light pinkish tone. Some flooring manufacturers steam lumber to bleed the darker heartwood color into the sapwood, resulting in a more uniform color. 
Grain: Fine, frequently wavy, uniform texture. Distinctive flake pattern on true quartersawn surfaces. Texture is satiny, with some gum pockets. 
Variations Within Species and Grades: Significant color variation between boards.

Properties

Hardness/Janka: 950; 26% softer than Northern red oak. 
Dimensional Stability: Above average (change coefficient .00248; 33% more stable than red oak). 
Durability: Strong, moderately hard; excellent shock resistance. Usually considered to soft for an entire floor – mostly used for borders and accents.

Workability

Sawing/Machining: Good machining qualities. 
Sanding: Sands satisfactorily.
Nailing: Excellent holding ability. 
Finishing: No known problems.
Comments: none