As we’ve shared before, one big advantage to hardwood flooring is that you can simply refinish it as time goes on, restoring your hardwood floors to their original beauty. But what if you have distressed floors? What does the process look like when it comes to refinishing hand scraped hardwood floors?
Hardwood Flooring 101: Refinishing Hand Scraped Floors
Hand scraped or distressed hardwood floors are a popular option for those that want a rustic look beneath their feet; they’re intentionally scraped by hand to add texture, richness and uniqueness. In addition to the natural beauty they bring to the room, this type of hardwood flooring hides minor blemishes that occur, such as small scrapes and dents. For homes with an active and busy household where this type of damage is inevitable (such as those with young children and pets) these hardwood floors are often a wise investment.
But what if your hardwood floors are damaged with more than small scrapes and dents? Depending on the shape they’re in, they can be fixed with a light sanding or a re-sanding and re-scraping. With modern finishes and stains, refinishing hand scraped hardwood floors is easy to do; the flooring can be given the shade needed to fit any room.
It’s also worth noting that hand scraping isn’t limited to solid hardwood floors. Some engineered hardwood flooring also has a hand scraped texture. In this situation, re-sanding can be done, although the bevels and some of the scraping will disappear. It all depends on how heavily the product is scraped. It’s also important to know that refinishing hand scraped floors made of engineered wood depends on how thick the wear layer is and how many times it has been sanded.
Want to know more about refinishing hand scraped floors? Come visit our showroom! San Jose Hardwood Floors’ experts are happy to answer your flooring questions and help you find the perfect fit for your home and price range. Be sure to contact us today for a free in-home estimate, too!