Introducing American Scrape Hardwood Floors
If you follow the latest decorating trends, you may know that textures inspired by nature are popular in home design today. Some designers even consider texture the new “color”. They suggest that bringing the textures of nature indoors has a positive effect on people. I’ve even read that homeowners are happier and healthier because a bit of nature inside their home creates a calming environment.
Armstrong has responded to this trend with a truly beautiful new hardwood collection that embodies both texture and nature. It’s called American Scrape™.
An American Tradition
The new American Scrape collection features wide plank floors with a hand-scraped look, designed to look like vintage floors from long ago. This unique collection got me thinking about the history of scraped floors, and after researching the topic, I discovered that wide-width scraped floors were an American tradition as far back as the 1800s – when most homes had solid wood floors. Back in those days, the boards were scraped to even out the differences between the planks.
Hickory and Oak Wood Species
The American Scrape collection features two wood species selected for their rustic looks: domestic hickory and oak. Hickory is available in engineered and solid wood, while oak is available only in solid construction. Both collections offer ten regionally-inspired colors, like Red Rock Canyon, Amber Grain, and Western Mountain that reflect the timeless beauty of the American landscape. Each 5” wide plank is individually scraped with no detail spared, right down to the vintage scraped edges and beveled ends.
American Scrape Hardwood Flooring
If you’re like me, you want a beautiful looking floor that’s going to add a warm, natural look to your home, and most importantly, last a long time without needing a lot of coddling. Armstrong’s American Scrape collection fits the bill in more ways than one. Not only does American Scrape look good, but it has an exclusive lifetime urethane finish that provides superior stain and scratch resistance. And it’s all backed by Armstrong’s Lifetime Limited Residential Warranty.
Beauty, durability, and rustic texture all captured in one hardwood collection. What more could you ask for?
Rosanne Macrina is a Category Marketing Manager responsible for Hardwood Flooring and as a second- generation Armstrong employee “grew up” with Armstrong products. She enjoys traveling, gardening and running with Maximo, her spunky West Highland Terrier.