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16May/17
white-oak-spartacus-wire-brushed

WHITE OAK WB SPARTACUS

WHITE OAK WB SPARTACUS

Description White Oak Oiled Wire Brushed Character Grade Fumed
Width 5" & 7"
Thickness 3/4"
Length Random
Species White Oak
Colour Spartacus
Manufacturer Vintage Hardwood

16May/17
red-oak-gryphon

RED OAK GRYPHON

RED OAK GRYPHON

Description Solid, Wire Brushed, Pre Oiled, Available in Character, Heritage & Select-V grade
Width 3 1/4" & 5"
Thickness 3/4"
Length Random
Species Red Oak
Color Gryphon
Manufacturer Vintage
 

16May/17
red-oak-titan

RED OAK TITAN

RED OAK TITAN

Description Solid, Wire Brushed, Pre Oiled, Available in Character & Select-V grade
Width 3 1/4" & 5"
Thickness 3/4"
Length Random
Species Red Oak
Color Titan
Manufacturer Vintage
 

16May/17
red-oak-natural

RED OAK NATURAL

RED OAK NATURAL

Description Solid, Wire Brushed, Pre Oiled, Available in Heritage & Select-V grade
Width 3 1/4" & 5"
Thickness 3/4"
Length Random
Species Red Oak
Color Natural
Manufacturer Vintage
 

16May/17
red-oak-venus

RED OAK VENUS

RED OAK VENUS

Description Solid, Wire Brushed, Pre Oiled, Available in Character & Select-V Grade
Width 3 1/4" & 5"
Thickness 3/4"
Length Random
Species Red Oak
Color Venus
Manufacturer Vintage
 

16May/17
red-oak-mojave

RED OAK MOJAVE

RED OAK MOJAVE

Description Solid, Wire Brushed, Pre Oiled, Available in Character & Select-v Grade
Width 3 1/4" & 5""
Thickness 3/4"
Length Random
Species Red Oak
Color Mojave
Manufacturer Vintage
 

16May/17
red-oak-zambezi

RED OAK WB ZAMBEZI

RED OAK WB ZAMBEZI

Description Red Oak Oil Finish Wire Brush
Width 3 1/4" & 5"
Thickness 3/4"
Length Random
Species Walnut
Colour Natural
Manufacturer Vintage Hardwood

12May/17
ash-coventry

ASH WB COVENTRY

ASH WB COVENTRY

Description Ash Oil Finsih Wire Brushed
Width 2 1/4", 3 1/4", 4 1/4"
Thickness 3/4"
Length Random
Species Ash
Color Coventry
Manufacturer Vintage Hardwood

12May/17
ash-manchester

ASH WB MANCHESTER

ASH WB MANCHESTER

Description Ash Oil Finish Wire Brushed
Width 2 1/4", 3 1/4", 4 1/4"
Thickness 3/4"
Length Random
Species Ash
Color Manchester
Manufacturer Vintage Hardwood

12May/17
ash-cobblestone

ASH WB COBBLESTONE

ASH WB COBBLESTONE

Description Ash Oil Finish Wire Brushed
Width 2 1/4", 3 1/4", 4 1/4"
Thickness 3/4"
Length Random
Species Ash
Color Cobblestone
Manufacturer Vintage Hardwood


WIRE BRUSHED WIDE PLANK FLOORING

Wire brushed hardwood is usually wide plank flooring that has been scraped with hard wire brushes either during or after manufacturing to create a unique texture. Wire brushed wood plank flooring is characterized by a rough, toothed consistency and accented grain, whereas hand scraped hardwood has a smoother, more weathered texture and more even grain, depending on the technique and species. Wire brushed wide-plank floors can look very dramatic as more of the wood’s natural grain is exposed and you can see all of the wood’s rich character and knots.

Advantages of Wire Brushed and Wide Plank Flooring

Wide plank flooring and wire brushed hardwood in particular, creates a unique look that is extremely popular in the Canadian market – especially with those looking for the European hardwood look. With wire brushing, all the soft sapwood is scraped off the top of the wood planks, leaving only the hardest wood behind. This greatly increases durability, meaning chips, scratches and scrapes are a lot less likely to appear. And, since the surface has already been distressed, damage that does occur from things like furniture legs and pet claws usually blend right in. Another key advantage is that due to its rougher surface, wire brushed wood plank flooring is less slippery than smooth hardwood flooring – which could prevent dangerous slips or falls.

Wire Brushed Hardwood Care and Maintenance

Since it has many more natural nooks and crevices exposed to the surface, wire brushed wide-plank hardwood flooring can sometimes be more difficult to clean than other hardwood flooring options. We recommend regular care and maintenance to avoid sticky patches or compressed dirt, which can make cleaning even more difficult. Unlike traditional solid wood floors, wire brushed wide-plank flooring has a unique texture that refinishing could destroy if not done properly.

Wire Brushed Wide Plank Floors in Calgary

Have a look at Metro Hardwood Floors’ unbeatable selection of wire brushed wide-plank hardwood flooring from manufacturers like Preverco and Wildwood in our online gallery, and then stop by our beautiful showroom to decide which will work best for you and your space.