hand scraped wood floor ShawneeRelatively unknown compared to other hardwood flooring design trends, hand scraped floors are becoming increasingly popular in Overland Park, Shawnee, Lenexa, Prairie Village and surrounding areas because they communicate a sense of thoughtfulness and care. Hand scraped floors are perfect for Shawnee homeowners who are looking to personalize their spaces.

Floor Coverings International Kansas City West is pleased to bring you this comprehensive overview of hand scraped floors so that you can feel like an expert on every detail when you’re deciding what kind of hardwood is right for your household.

All About Hand Scraped Hardwood

Hand scraping is an artisanal technique for finishing red oak, maple, or almost any type of hardwood.

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Master wood workers would traditionally use a drawknife to meticulously peel thin strips of wood off of the surface of the floor after it was installed.

Originating out of necessity, hand scraping used to be the primary method of leveling a wood floor, making it smooth and comfortable for the residents. Still, the process of hand scraping would have been costly and time consuming and therefore reserved as a sign of luxury for the upper class. Most people with wood floors would likely have left them unfinished, covered them with rugs, or painted over them to avoid splinters. Lucky that’s not the case now!

While some Shawnee homeowners might still opt to have authentically hand scraped floors, it’s also possible to achieve the look and texture of hand scraping by using more advanced processing methods. Either way, you’ll get the grooved, channeled look that makes hand scraping so charming.

Is Hand Scraped Hardwood Right For Me?

Choose hand scraped wood if you want each plank in your hardwood floor to feel more unique. The overall effect of hand scraping is a raw, rustic charm. Shawnee homeowners who are looking for a way to personalize their space beyond simple considerations of wood type and stain will likely find this technique appealing.

Another added benefit is that hand scraped floors tend to conceal scrapes, scratches, and dents. Unlike traditional hardwood floors that have a totally flat surface that shows every little blemish, hand scraped floors will hide tiny imperfections and integrate them into the particular look of each plank.

See For Yourself

Now that you’re more familiar with this unusual process, the best way to decide if hand scraped wood will look and feel right in your home is to see it in person. Schedule a free consultation with the hardwood experts at Floor Coverings International Kansas City West and we’ll bring our mobile showroom straight to you. We’re proud to serve Overland Park, Shawnee, Lenexa, Prairie Village and surrounding areas, and our team can help you find a design solution for any budget. Contact us today to get started on your next Shawnee flooring project!

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