The tradition of hand-scraped hardwood floors dates back to the 1800s, when all homes had solid wood floors. It has remained a very popular option for people who desire a unique look, coupled with lasting durability.
Back in the 1800s, there were no prefinished or engineered wood flooring options. Hardwood floors were made from freshly hewn lumber, which gave the wood an authentic, rustic feel. Hand scraping brings out natural heavy graining, mineral streaks, knots, and each tree type’s unique personality. As fads go, it’s lasted over 200 years. And counting.
All About That Texture
The perceived quality of hardwood flooring is no longer just about the grain or color of your hardwood floors. Texture and personality is rapidly becoming the new measure by which hardwood floors are judged. Texture has a large impact on the look and feel of the floors in your home or office. Hand-scraped hardwood floors add a dimension of texture and color variation which cannot be duplicated by other wood flooring types.
It’s The Best Camouflage
Hand-scraped hardwood floors have the ability to mask everyday wear and tear much better than the smooth flooring options. A perfectly milled, lustrous, flat cherry floor will shine like a beautiful dark mirror. Showing every dent, scratch and scrape it ever endures. If you have pets, children, high traffic or just expect guests who will refuse to take off their shoes, hand-scraped hardwood floors are far more forgiving.
Vintage That Never Gets Old
Hand-scraped hardwood floors provide a beautiful look and feel, giving your space character and vibrance. When your floors have the lasting beauty of that vintage vibe, every piece you place on it, art or furniture, seems to fit perfectly. It’s hard to go wrong when your floors are so right.
Hand-Scraped Hardwood Floors Are An Art
At Artisan Hardwood Floors, we have the experience and talent necessary to create exactly the right look and feel from hand-scraped hardwood floors to suit your tastes perfectly. We are, as the name implies, Artists in our chosen craft.
I would love the opportunity to spend a short few minutes discussing your needs. Your initial consultation is always free, and you’ll be amazed at how affordable your new hardwood floors will be.
Contact me right away, while the idea is fresh in your mind.
Master Craftsman, Artisan