Do you love the look of distressed or rustic hardwood flooring? There’s a new hardwood trend called hand-scraped or hand-sculpted hardwood flooring. Although the trend is relatively new in the flooring world, the technique is actually very old. Hand-scraped hardwood is a beautiful choice for your The Woodlands, Magnolia, Spring, Conroe, and Tomball area home. Learn more about this popular flooring option below.
About Hand-Scraped Hardwood Flooring
Before machines were used to manufacture hardwood planks, woodworkers had to smooth and shape each plank by hand. Depending on the homeowner’s aesthetic, they can create planks with a subtle texture. While this practice is no longer necessary, some people opt for hand-scraped hardwood because they love the rustic look and the unique character it adds to their home. Floors that are authentically hand-scraped are usually more expensive since they require more time and labor to produce. However, you can get the same look for a lower price with a machine-replicated version.
Benefits and Drawbacks of Hand-Scraped Hardwoods
Hand-scraped hardwoods are great for hiding dirt, dents, and scratches due to the distressed look. If you appreciate the rustic character of hand-scraped wood, then this may be the perfect choice for your home. Hand-scraping can cost more than other hardwoods, so it’s not always ideal for homeowners trying to stick to a budget. It will also be more expensive to maintain your floors down the road since hand-scraped floors are more difficult to refinish.
Now that you’ve learned a bit more about hand-scraped hardwoods, it’s time to give the experts at Floor Coverings International of The Woodlands a call today! Schedule a free in-home design consultation to learn about all of your different flooring options. We’ll help select the perfect flooring for your home and even provide a free proposal and estimate. We proudly serve the greater The Woodlands, Magnolia, Spring, Conroe, and Tomball areas.
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