There are so many factors that make up the look of a gorgeous wood floor. Color is often the first thing people think of, but texture can make even more of a statement. Both good and bad.
You’ll notice that, in 2017, flooring is all about texture. In fact, companies are going through so much trouble to add texture to smoother surfaces to give homeowners the rustic, earthy feel that is so in right now.
There are many options when it comes to flooring texture – all those scrapes and marks are not always the same. Here’s an idea of what to look for.
Hand Scraped Wood Floors
Rustic, natural and unique hand scraped hardwood floors are making a statement in a big way!
Hand scraping makes each plank appear to be handcrafted and one of a kind. Long, ingrained scrapes show in the finish, leaving the floor looking finished, classic and rare. This is quite the process, and the sticker price shows!
This unique, individual, handcrafted look will absolutely stand the test of time. It looks expensive, and people love expensive.
Wire Brushed Wood Floors
Often mistaken with hand scraped wood, wire brushing gives floors an aged, distressed look. These intentional scratches not only give the wood a unique style but also hide new scratches, dirt and dust, making them a popular choice for families and homeowners with pets.
Remember when those distressed, holey, ripped jeans were the thing? Like, actually spending1 extra money to have someone damage your jeans?
It’s like that trend, but for wood flooring. And actually cool.
I mean, it’s the same idea – you are literally paying extra to achieve that distinct rustic look. But, it looks beautiful. And (often times) it’s worth it.
How will this trend survive? I believe there will always be a market for this type of flooring. However, it will likely only be a hot and trendy choice for the next 5-7 years.