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Home Improvement  /  August 25, 2022

A Quick Overview of Hardwood Floor Textures

There are plenty of reasons to love hardwood floors. They’re tough and long-lasting, for starters, making them easy to clean and maintain. On the visual side, hardwood floors can provide an elegant and timeless look to your home, and no matter their finish, they can give any room a warm and friendly vibe. Another lovely fact about hardwood floors is that they’re available in a wide array of textures. 

Here’s a quick rundown:

Wire Brushed

This particular texture provides a distressed look to the hardwood floor, making them an excellent choice in homes with rustic or farmhouse décor. The wire brushed texture is achieved by exposing the heart wood to the surface of the floor using a hard-bristle brush. It works best in oak and hickory floors that have a matte finish to them.

Hand Scraped

An enduring favorite among homeowners, the hand-scraped texture provides a true distressed look to your hardwood flooring. You’ll recognize this by the distinct grooves and streaks along the surface of the material. Because of their old antique look, hand-scraped hardwood floors are a perfect option in historic homes, cabins and lodges. But that’s not all-the texture makes for a low-maintenance floor that can resist scratches and dings from rowdy pets and active children. Hickory, pecan, walnut and pine are best suited for this particular wood texture.

Smooth Sanded

If you like your hardwood floors perfectly sleek and even, then you should go for a smooth-sanded texture. Their neat and flat surface prevents “dirt traps” – a somewhat recurring issue in other hardwood textures – from forming on the floor. But keep in mind that in order to create a smooth sanded surface, the hardwood floors will need to be sanded and finished in place.

Whatever the hardwood floor texture you’ve decided on, it’s important that you work with a trusted expert for the installation. Make us your number one choice, and we’ll make sure the results will be more-than-satisfactory.

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Look no further than Handyman Connection® of Mason for reliable and high-quality floor installation and maintenance services. We proudly serve homeowners in and around Mason and Blue Ash, OH. Give us a call today at (513) 733-3777, or fill this out to request a FREE estimate. We’d love to hear from you!

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