Handscraped floors are exactly what you think; wood floors that are scraped by hand instead of being milled by a machine. Each plank has its own unique characteristics, making this flooring choice extremely distinctive. But, you might not have known these facts about this floor choice:
It is the oldest method of floor finishing
This style of hardwood floor gives a rustic feel to a home, unlike the more modern finishing types that provide a more polished look. Although it overshadowed by more modern looking hardwood flooring at one point, handscraped hardwood floors has now resurfaced in recent years as being a popular flooring choice for homeowners who want a less refined look to their floors.
They’re easy to maintain
If you have children and/or pets, scratches, scrapes and stains are much less noticeable compared to machine-finished flooring. The lines and effects in the handscraped flooring conceal any marks that could appear over time.
It involves the use of chisels, hammers, saws and chains
Handscraped floors require an extensive process of nuts and bolts into the board, and the use of wire brushes. Sometimes, craftsmen use a broken beer bottle to make a crystalized effect on the wood. Acids, dyes, and inks can also be added for effect. The use of all the stains and scraping give the floors an antique look.
If you have any more questions on handscraped or machine-finished flooring, contact the hardwood flooring experts at Signature Hardwood Floors for any questions, and a FREE ESTIMATE. You can call us at 410.415.0755 or click here today! You can also follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn!