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The specialty of hand scraped wood floors

The specialty of hand scraped wood floors


There are many types of flooring methods existing now in this century which is much more than what we can ask for because there weren’t half as much as methods, materials or ways to make floors almost a 50 years ago. Now there are different types and designs that can suit anyone’s needs. You can even get the looks of a flooring method that existed years ago with the durability, strengths of modern flooring methods all thanks to different types of floor engineering methods. The different types of flooring methods now include laminate flooring, vinyl flooring, hardwood flooring, stone flooring using marble or granites, and Marmoleum flooring. Some of these are from natural sources and they are eco-friendly while others are man-made.

How it is made

Hand scraped wood flooring is a type of hardwood flooring which is catching on as quite a trend in the recent years. Their popularity is mainly because if the rich and classic, old school look it provides. It looks much like the wooden floors in the cottages or houses from years ago. The rich and warm atmosphere it provides when matching furniture’s are placed with it is incomparable with any other positive atmosphere that interior furnishing can provide. This type of flooring method is costlier than other types available in the market. This flooring method is also known as hand sculptured wood flooring. The wood in this type of flooring is usually scrapped off for attaining smoothness and a certain pattern that only scraped wood has. It is due to this scraping that this flooring method got the name hand scraped wood flooring. However now the scraping can be done by machines to aside from man. When this work is done by machines, it is done perfectly but the natural patterns (which happens because of the irregularities caused by the scrapes that appear when done by hand) will go missing. For much more detailed and prettier appearance, it is advised to use man force. Hand scraping is an option that is applicable to both solid wood and engineered wood to leave marks on it like it would have on an old wooden flooring.


The finishing of hand scraped wood is usually done using urethane, which is a clear substance than enhances the durability of the wood. If this finish is used, then further maintenance won’t be required to an extent. This flooring will look best in houses that were built taking inspirations from cottages or in a small house. It will also look good if the interior designing in your house has a wooden finish and the rest of the furnishing takes after it.

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