What Is It?
In Monmouth County hand scraped hardwood flooring is often referred to as hand-sculpted hardwood flooring. The terms “sculptured” and “hand scraped” describe a process that gives new hardwood flooring an aged and weathered appearance. Hand scraped hardwood flooring is an antique style of hardwood in which an artist distresses pieces of wood by hand.
What Is It Not?
Hand scraped hardwood is similar to distressed hardwood. However, instead of scraping wood by hand, distressed hardwood is manufactured using a machine. This creates a similarly aged look, but doesn’t always offer the individual character of hand scraping.
Hand Scraped Hardwood Care
After 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. In some cases 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 Monmouth County NJ home, keep in mind that excessive water and some detergents can damage wood floors.
Here at Floor Coverings International Monmouth County we look forward to helping you find the perfect hardwood floors for your home. We offer free in-home flooring consultations and proudly serve the greater Monmouth and Ocean County areas. Call us today!
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