For any Cuyahoga Falls homeowner seeking to add a rustic feel in their home, hand-scraped hardwood flooring is worth considering. Known for its unique grooves and lovely timeworn appearance, hand-scraped hardwood is a growing interior design trend with pre-industrial revolution roots. Read on to learn more about this historic method of hardwood finishing from the experts at Floor Coverings International Cleveland South.
What is Hand Scraped Hardwood?
Hand-scraping is a method of finishing in which the hardwood planks are cut and sanded by hand. Before machine manufacturing allowed for the creation of completely smooth boards, hand finishing was the norm. Nowadays, hand-scraped wood is prized for its totally original and handcrafted look.
The beauty of a hand-scraped floor lies in its individuality. Since each board is scraped by hand, no two floors will be the same. While it’s possible to achieve the appearance of a hand-scraped floor with a machine, only woodworkers will be able to achieve the most authentic scraped appearance. Achieving this look is possible with any type of wood, but softwoods like cedar and pine are naturally easier to scrape.
One of the biggest benefits of hand scraped flooring aside from its beauty is its durability. Because it already has a rougher texture than machine-finished planks, hand-scraped hardwood requires less maintenance. Any small marks, scratches, or dents will blend into the existing varied scrapes, and sanding and refinishing the floor is not typically necessary. For these reasons, hand-scraped hardwood is a great choice for a Cuyahoga Falls homeowners with pets or kids. However, general hardwood maintenance rules still apply: regular sweeping and upkeep will keep your hand-scraped hardwood looking good for years to come.
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Due to its craftsmanship, hand-scraped hardwood is a more expensive hardwood option, but it is an investment that will withstand the test of time. Stunning and easy to care for, we love recommending hand-scraped hardwood to Cuyahoga Falls homeowners. If you’re interested in learning more, contact our flooring experts at Floor Coverings International Cleveland South. We are proud to serve Stow, Cuyahoga Falls, Hudson and Akron and the surrounding areas. Schedule a free on-site design consultation today!
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