Hand-scraped floors are a popular flooring choice these days. Homeowners love the distressed wood look, combined with rich colors, that produce floors of incredible beauty.
Hand-scraped refers to the surface texture. The boards for this floor style are individually scraped to create a rustic or refined texture on the surface. The scraping process shows off the unique graining and natural character marks of each wood species.
Love the look of my new floor
We just finished installing the Gunstock Oak American Scrape hardwood flooring in our Great-room. I didn't know if I wanted Oak but I loved the color and it is so rich looking. I just love, love, love this floor. The color is beautiful, not too dark and not too light. It also compliments our wood ceiling. The hand scraping is going to be very forgiving and it adds a great look to our lake-house. As you can tell I'm very happy I chose this floor from Armstrong.
Why Choose Hand-scraped Flooring
Hand-scraped flooring holds wide appeal for homeowners all over the country. The variety of scraped visuals, wood species, and colors available means there's a hand-scraped floor for every type of interior decorating style. West Coast? Soft, subtle scraping is preferred. Southwest? Deeper hand-scraping for more rustic looks is popular. Northeast? You could choose either or something in the middle.
Hand-scraped floors work well in rooms with high traffic, where the textured surface is more forgiving of small scratches or dents than completely smooth floors.
Hand-scraped Flooring Collections
- American Scrape™: individually hand-scraped wide planks in rich, authentic colors
- Rustic Accents™: acacia and walnut hardwoods with a slightly rustic hand scrape
- Artesian Hand-Tooled™: deep, hand-scraped looks and random width boards
- Century Estate™: subtle scraping on extra-wide planks that look hand-crafted
- Rural Living™: deeply textured rustic looks
- Gatsby™: solid oak and birch with hand-scraped looks
Floor Cleaning and Care
You may be wondering: do hand-scraped hardwood floors require special care and maintenance? The short answer is NO. The rustic or refined scraped texture of these hardwood floors does not call for any complicated cleaning procedures.
Actually, caring for your hand-scraped wood floor is just as easy as caring for any other hardwood floor. A dry mop, vacuum, or broom are all you need. Remember to promptly clean up any spilled liquids right away and sweep regularly to enjoy your beautiful floor for many years to come.