It is a process by which skilled craftsmen use specially designed hand tools to actually hand-scrape the wood, giving the end product a more antique, ‘reclaimed’ finish. The process can be applied to both engineered and solid hardwood plank construction. Some manufacturers prefer to ‘distress’ the wood by using a machine – a type of wire- brush. The effect is similar to that of hand-craping with the exception that the markings are more uniform than they would be on a hand-scraped hardwood floor. In view of the time and energy involved in hand scraping, this flooring product is frequently associated with higher costs. Well worth it, however, if you’re looking to create that very authentic ‘worn’ appearance.
These days, hand-scraped hardwoods have become a popular alternative for homeowners seeking to create a more rustic look in their home.
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