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Hand-Scraped Hardwood – A Lasting Floor Trend

October 5, 2012 1:30 pm    Posted by sara    Comments (4)

Armstrong Hand Scraped Hardwood

First, what is a hand-scraped floor? An authentic hand-scraped (hand-sculpted) wood floor has a distinctive surface texture. To make our collections, each plank is scraped with a tool for a distinctive, one-of-a-kind floor. No two planks are the same. Then we give the wood a color stain and pre-finish it with a factory coating using leading edge technology.

Here at Armstrong, I’ve designed many different styles of hand-scraped hardwood floors – and believe me, this is a style trend that is here to stay. Homeowners like the rugged appeal of these floors, with their depth, character, rustic features, and hand-crafted look.  

Hand-Scraped Hardwood Collections

Let me introduce you to the hand-scraped collections that Armstrong offers. You’ll notice some of these floors have been influenced by the West Coast or the Southwest design styles, but hand-scrapes are popular all over the country.

Century Farm
• Low gloss
• Open graining
• Soft scrape (little to no chatter)
• Developed for the West Coast

View Century Farms Collection

Rural Living Hand Scraped Hardwood Rural Living™
• Low gloss
• Open graining
• Rustic scrape (medium chatter)
• Developed for the South West

View Rural Living™ Collection

Legacy Manor Hand Scraped Hardwood Legacy Manor™
• Low gloss
• Open graining
• Rustic scrape (medium chatter)
• Developed for the South West

View Legacy Manor™ Collection

Frontier Birch Handscraped Hardwood Frontier Birch
• Medium gloss
• Full face, no open graining
• Soft, undulating scrape (no chatter)
• Developed for the West Coast

View Frontier Birch Collection

New American Hand Scraped Hardwood *NEW American Scrape (*not available in all stores)
• Medium gloss
• Full face, no open graining
• Soft scrape, similar to what you see on furniture
• Developed for all geographic regions

I loved designing these floors! Hand-scraped hardwoods celebrate the past and present in beautiful style!

Sara Babinski has worked with practically every type of flooring, and is currently the lead designer for our hardwood and laminate flooring products. She received a BFA in Illustration and Design from the Ringling College of Art and Design in Sarasota, Florida. Sara likes to blog about how nature influences design and new hardwood and laminate products. Born and raised in the beach community of Sagaponack, New York, she looks for inspiration in the textures and colors found in nature.