If you are entertaining the idea of upgrading the flooring in your home consider the beauty and durability of hardwoods. Hardwood flooring can add style to all manner of homes regardless of design along with being a popular and low maintenance addition to your space. When selecting hardwood flooring, the experienced design experts at Mike’s Custom Flooring recommend adding hardwoods that contain surface texture such as hand scraped, distressed or wire brushed to add warmth to any room within your home.
Popular Hardwood Flooring Textures
Textured hardwood flooring is prized for it natural beauty, resilience and easy maintenance which makes hardwoods the perfect combination of long lasting style and durability especially for multifamily homes with pets. With the selection of colors, textures, wood species and styles available, you will be sure to find the perfect accompaniment for your space.
Smooth Hardwood Floor Finishes
Smooth finish hardwood flooring is one of the most popular surface finishes available. A smooth finish brings a rich sophistication to the entire area especially when stained to a dark glossy finish. Smooth finish hardwoods are available in a wide range of classifications including classic, matte and high gloss. Keep in mind that a smooth finish will show dents and scratches more readily than textured flooring and is best suited to areas with low foot traffic such as a formal dining or sitting areas.
Hand Scraped Hardwood Flooring
Hand scraped textured surfaces can vary in appearance from subtle to extreme and add a definite casual and lived in feel to the space. The more texture your hardwoods are given, the more ability the flooring has to hide dents and scratches. Homeowners with large breed dogs often choose hand scraped flooring because of its ability to hide everyday wear and tear. Textured flooring is perfectly suited for living areas that are considered medium to high traffic including kitchens, casual dining and family rooms.
Distressed Wood Flooring
Distressed hardwood flooring is often referred to as antiqued flooring and can include natural and fabricated markings such as burns, dents and blackened edges. The idea behind the distressed look is to make the flooring appear aged and vintage. Distressed flooring is perfect for homes that accumulate heavy foot traffic such as large families with multiple pets. The distressed finish works perfectly to camouflage scratches and dents and can be used in all areas of the home from kitchens to bedrooms.
Wire Brushed Hardwood Flooring
Wire brushed flooring offers the perfect compromise between smooth and hand scraped flooring. Just as the name implies, the wire brush finish is completed by lightly scraping the flooring in long strokes with a wire brush to accentuate the natural grain of the wood. It is mostly done in the factory but some hardwood flooring contractors such as Mike’s Custom Flooring can apply this finish after the hardwood flooring is installed as well! Oak in particular works especially well with the wire brush process by adding interest to the naturally occurring features already contained within the wood. Wire brush flooring works exceptionally well in areas of the home that accumulate moderate traffic including family rooms, dining rooms and bedrooms.
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If you are torn between finishes, it is possible to get the best of both worlds, by combining either a hand scraped and distressed finish or a distressed and wire brush finish to give your space a truly unique appearance that your friends will envy. Whether your style is smooth or textured, the experienced professionals at Mike’s Custom Flooring can design your flooring and help you select the perfect stain and finish to ensure that the flooring in your home stands out in beauty and functionality for years of enjoyment. For more information regarding installation, repair, and maintenance of textured hardwood flooring in your home or business, contact the knowledgeable experts at Mike’s Custom Flooring today.