What Is It?
Distressed hardwood flooring is an antique style of hardwood that is purposely made to look aged and weathered. We should point out that distressed hardwood is different than hand scraped hardwood and reclaimed hardwood. Distressed hardwood achieves an aged and weathered appearance using a machine and hand scraped hardwood is aged and weathered by hand. The most rustic out of the three, reclaimed hardwood is manufactured by gathering beams and logs from old residential or commercial structures.
Distressed hardwood flooring has grown in popularity within the past few years largely due to its unique, yet subtle appearance. Here we’ll be discussing the unique benefits offered by this hardwood variety. We encourage you to read on, and to consider adding this one-of-a-kind material to your Greensboro home.
Distressed Hardwood Advantages
Versatile—Distressed hardwood tends to complement a number of interior design styles well. This is because although its appearance is unique, it’s not over the top. Many homeowners find that distressed hardwood flooring adds a touch of originality to their space, but not to the extent that it commands all the attention in a room.
Hides Scrapes and Scratches—Not only is distressed hardwood visually appealing, its visual appeal also offers a functional benefit. Scrapes and scratches tend to blend in with the natural pits, nail holes, and desirable imperfections present in distressed hardwood. Although many homeowners with children wouldn’t consider adding distressed hardwood to their space because of its reputation as an antique style, this is actually one reason why it’s perfect for busy families.
Here at Floor Coverings International Triad we’d love to help you find the perfect hardwood flooring for your home. Maybe that’s distressed hardwood, maybe it’s not. Either way we’re here to help! We proudly serve the greater Winston-Salem, Greensboro, High Point areas and offer free consultations. Call us today!
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