What’s all the hype about hand scraped?

hand scraped flooring
Hand scraped flooring is durable, and great for Wisconsin homes where inevitable damage occurs.

handscraped flooring_lightHave you been drooling about hand scraped hardwoods on all the TV home décor shows? Or have you heard the term on a commercial and wondered what they were talking about?

We’ve got the answer! (Of course we do, we’re ‘Y’s’ about flooring!)

The answer actually dates back hundreds of years, when wood flooring was scraped with hand tools to make the boards smooth and even.

Fast forward to 2014, and the term “hand scraped” has taken on a whole new meaning. Instead of scraping floors to even them out, wood flooring manufacturers are scraping the wood to give them texture.

Why?

Two reasons:
1) Looks. Hand-scraped floors have a very worn and rich look that gives more dimension to a room that a traditional polished floor. Don’t get us wrong, we still love that polished look, but hand-scraped floors are different.
2) To blend in with the inevitable. Hand scraped flooring is great for homes with pets and kids, where, inevitably, something hard will be dropped that will dent the floor or a scratch is going to appear (I know—you’re thinking “that would never happen in my house!”).

What do you think about all the hype about hand scraped? Do you like the look?

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