Hand-scraped hardwood flooring is often referred to as hand-sculpted hardwood flooring. This phrase describes a process that gives new hardwood flooring a desirable time-worn appearance.
Hand-scraped hardwood is similar to distressed hardwood. Instead of scraping the wood’s surface by hand, however, distressed wood is created by machine. This also creates an aged look, but does not always offer the individual character of hand scraping.
After the hardwood has been hand scraped, it’s usually coated with a tough urethane finish to protect the wood and give it long-lasting shine. A broom and dustpan are generally all that are needed to clean hand-scraped hardwood floors, though your floors may also require periodic hardwood refinishing and scratch repair, depending on the traffic they receive.
When cleaning the hand-scraped hardwood floors in your home, keep in mind that excessive water and some detergents can damage wood floors. Floor Coverings International of East Cincinnati, OH, offers free in-home flooring consultations. Call us today to learn more about hand scraped hardwood flooring in East Cincinnati, OH.