Hand-scraped wood floors add character to your family room, dining room, entrance way and bedrooms. It creates a sense of warmth in any area of the home and also presents several distinct benefits consumers won’t find with standard wood floor finishes. Check out these advantages and consider investing in handscraped wood flooring for your living space.
Both hand-scraped and distressed wood flooring create an old world feeling in your home. The distressed finishing process presents a fairly uniform look, while each hand-scraped plank looks unique. Choose the handmade option if you’re looking for an authentic rustic finish.
This type of finish also allows for more visual interest across a broad area. Give your living space optimum character and style with planks that offer a one-of-a-kind view, as opposed to smooth finishes or machine-distressed styles that mimic a blank canvas on your floor.
The uneven finish on this type of floor also changes appearance with different light levels. Enjoy the hues and shadows created by the morning sun and appreciate how your floor mellows in appearance as light changes throughout the day. The skills of trained craftsmen allow wood’s natural beauty to shine through at all times.
This type of wood floor is ideal for homes with pets and small children and in any high traffic area. Small marks, scratches and dents hide easily within the varied scrapes, making normal wear and tear much less stressful for many homeowners.
Smooth finishes display the smallest mark and often look worn in a short period of time. Your hand-scraped hardwood will look just as good year after year, with small markings blending in and enhancing the original finish.
Use floor pads and area rugs to extend the life of your wood floors, but shrug away the worry that small flaws and accidents will ruin the beauty of your new wood flooring.
Lower Maintenance Needs
Experts agree that keeping hard surface flooring clean is easier than keeping carpets clean. Dust can be thoroughly removed using minimal effort and spills are quickly wiped up, whether you opt for solid hardwood, engineered wood or laminate flooring. The various types of hard surface floors also have different maintenance levels. Hand-scraped and distressed wood floors come out on top in that comparison.
Smooth wood floors must be ritually swept to maintain a tidy appearance, as the solid finish allows dirt to stand out. Rough finishes hide dust and small debris, such as pet hair, sand and small dirt particles, allowing you to sweep less often. The grooves remain fairly shallow as well, making it simple to sweep the floor clean.
Many homeowners use natural cleaners on hand-scraped hardwood, such as diluted apple cider vinegar. Always read through the manufacturer’s specific cleaning instructions in order to properly maintain all types of wood floors.
Think about the unique appearance, extended durability and lower maintenance needs of hand-scraped wood flooring when you’re considering the options. Prices vary depending on the wood species, but the character and beauty of hand-scraped styles are priceless.
If you are in the Danville, Alamo, San Ramon, Walnut Creek, Blackhawk or Diablo area then stop by and visit our showroom! We have a wide range of hand scraped floors to choose from!