Brazilian cherry flooring is one of the best hardwood floors that you can install in your home. From its name, the flooring material hails from Brazil. The material is red or salmon in color, but it’s common to find it streaked with attractive darker stripes. Great Features The material is available both as a solid wood and engineered. On the Janka hardness scale the solid wood has a rating of 2820. It comes in two standard sizes: 3/4″ and 3 1/4″.