Hand-scraped hardwood floor in ChesterfieldIf you have a Chesterfield home or business in need of new floors, you’re in luck – there are so many styles, textures, and materials to choose from! For instance, hand-scraped hardwood floors are perfect for those who want to give their space a touch of warm, rustic charm.

You can find hand-scraped hardwood flooring here at Floor Coverings International West County, MO, but before you buy, here are some factors to consider:

The Pros

  • Great design potential. Not all homes and businesses look good with high-gloss wood, especially if the building has been preserved from a different era. Hand-scraped flooring, on the other hand, mimics the look of aged wood but is brand new wood! It can also embrace shabby-chic design concepts with ease.
  • Craftsmanship. Each plank is uniquely textured to exude a personal artistic touch. You’ll see dents, scoops, indentations, holes, and sanding to make each plank perfectly imperfect.
  • Best of both worlds. While these planks have a vintage style, they still have a modern finish that makes them stronger than vintage wood floors.
  • Imperfection has its advantages. The irregular design makes it easier to hide any scratches or dents that you accidentally make on the floor. On a high-gloss floor, any damage is harder to hide.

The Cons

  • Inconsistency in looks after refinishing. Though these planks are made of solid hardwood and can be refinished without issue, you may not get the same rustic charm after the top layer is sanded down and refinished. If you’re don’t mind a smoother wood floor as a result, however, then there is no harm done.
  • Can be expensive. Hardwoods are already on the higher end of flooring costs. When you count in the extra details of rustic hand-scraping, you can expect the cost to be an investment.
  • More difficult to clean than smooth wood. The unique scoops, holes, and scrapes can allow dirt and dust to get trapped compared to smoother hardwoods.

When you schedule a free consultation, Floor Coverings International West County, MO will bring hand-scraped hardwood and other flooring samples directly to your Chesterfield home. This makes it quick and easy to make an educated flooring choice!

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