What Is It?
Distressed hardwood flooring is an antique style of flooring that has become increasingly popular in the past few years. We should point out that distressed hardwood is different than hand-scraped hardwood and reclaimed hardwood. Although all three aim to achieve an aged and weathered appearance, they reach such ends through different manufacturing processes. Distressed hardwood is aged using a machine, hand-scraped hardwood is aged by hand, and reclaimed hardwood consists of retrieving aged logs and beams from nature.
Here we’ll be exploring the unique advantages offered by distressed hardwood flooring. This style has been known to raise the property value of homes, and is sure to add personality to a space. We encourage you to read on, and to consider adding this one-of-a-kind material to your Brookfield home!
Distressed Hardwood Advantages
Versatility—Distressed hardwood is known for its subtle detail, and complements a number of different interior design styles well. Homeowners may fear adding unconventional flooring to their home because it can be polarizing. Luckily, with distressed hardwood flooring this isn’t an issue. This type of flooring adds just enough detail without going overboard.
Easy Maintenance—The subtle color variation offered by distressed hardwood also hides scrapes, scratches, dirt, and dust. This antique style of hardwood is a particularly great option for busy families. Not only does it hide blemishes, it’s also easy to clean. We recommend installing distressed hardwood flooring in high traffic areas where you’d like to keep up appearances.
Distressed Hardwood Precautions
Price—Due to its high quality distressed hardwood flooring can be more expensive than other antique hardwoods. This type of flooring is machine weathered, which adds another step to the manufacture process. One way to limit costs is to only install distressed hardwood in the rooms that really need it, and to refrain from installing it throughout an entire home.
Here at Floor Coverings International Waukesha we look forward to helping you find the perfect hardwood flooring for your home. Our design experts proudly serve the greater Waukesha, Brookfield, Milwaukee areas and will happily come to you with flooring samples. Call us today!
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