Hand Scraped Hardwood Flooring
Hand scraped hardwood flooring is the ultimate way to capture the warmth and rustic beauty in a space. As the name implies, these products are handmade using premium quality hardwood and hand tools to create a much sought-after texture. The process brings out the natural perfection of wood and the finished product exudes old world elegance in any home. What’s more, hand scraped flooring is highly durable and functions well in high-traffic areas.
Hand Scraped Hardwood vs. Wire Brushed Hardwood
Whether they’re hand scraped or wire brushed, authentic hand-crafted floors live on in the wide range of products at Metro Hardwood Floors. Each hand scraped wood plank bears the signature of its craftsman, using hand tools to scuff, sand, gouge and dent the surface of the wood for a distressed look. With wire brushed floors, the manufacturer runs each piece of flooring through a machine that scuffs the planks unevenly with a wire or steel brush for a worn look. Both hand scraped and wire brushed floors are rich in character and charm; it is simply a matter of your preference between these two looks.
The Advantage of Hand Scraped Flooring
Because hand scraped flooring already has marks and wear patterns, the occasional scuffs and dents and long-term wear of higher traffic areas are almost completely unnoticeable. These marks usually just give it more character. Still, seals and polishes can be applied after the scraping process is finished to preserve and enhance the texture. The installation of hand scraped hardwood floors depends on which type of engineered or solid wood it is, and which method is preferred. We also offer site-finished hardwood flooring for a truly one of a kind, custom look.
Care and Maintenance of Hand Scraped Wood
Because of the extra time it takes to distress the wood by hand, the price per square foot for hand scraped wood floors will be higher than other options. But the timeless, custom look these floors bring to any room makes it worth it. It does, however, become important to care for hand scraped wood flooring properly. With its extra grooves and indentations, it more easily collects dust and household dirt. This is why you may want to vacuum your hand scraped hardwood flooring more often than the usual care that you would give ordinary hardwood floors.
Use our online gallery to take a look at the largest selection of wide plank hand scraped hardwood flooring in Calgary, from brands like Wildwood and Vintage available at Metro Hardwood Floors. Then come into our beautiful showroom to see which option is right for your space.