hand scraped hardwood flooringAt Floor Coverings International Flagstaff, we’re proud to be the premier hand scraped hardwood flooring providers in the Northern Arizona area.  For those unfamiliar with the term “hand scraped,” or its companion “hand sculpted,” both describe a process that gives new hardwood flooring a desirable time-worn appearance.

What is Hand Scraped Hardwood?

Hand scraped hardwood is similar to distressed hardwood; force is applied to the wood’s surface to smooth it, which results in unique patterns and a beautifully aged look. Instead of scraping the wood’s surface by hand, however, distressed hardwood is created by machine. While machine distressing does create an aged look, it does so in a uniform and predictable manner. Distressing doesn’t result in the originality or authenticity of the hand scraping process.

How to Clean Hand Scraped Hardwood

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; it’s always best to start your cleaning project with the lightest cleaning agent possible and a spot test.  Only work your way up to stronger detergents as the project truly demands it.

Call Floor Coverings International Flagstaff Today

If you’re interested in adding hand scraped hardwood flooring to your Flagstaff home, look no further than Floor Coverings International of Flagstaff.  We’re proud to offer free, in-home, flooring Design Consultations and free estimates, so our experts can answer all of your hardwood flooring questions and help you select the best option for your home. Call us today to learn more about hand scraped hardwood flooring in Flagstaff, AZ.

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