What Is It?

In the past few years antique hardwood flooring has become a growing trend. When it comes to antique or nontraditional hardwood there are a number of varieties available. Distressed hardwood flooring is one such option.

This type of antique hardwood shouldn’t be confused with hand scraped hardwood or reclaimed hardwood. Hand scraped hardwood is made to look weathered and aged by hand, and reclaimed hardwood is sourced from old beams and logs that have aged in their natural environment. Comparably, distressed hardwood flooring achieves a similar look, but reaches its weathered appearance using a machine.

Below we’ve outlined some of the unique advantages offered by distressed hardwood flooring. We encourage you to read on to learn more about this trending material, and to consider adding it to your White Bear Lake home.distressed hardwood flooring in white bear lake, mn

Distressed Hardwood Flooring Advantages

Complementary—Distressed hardwood flooring tends to match well with a number of different design styles. This is because although this hardwood is more detailed than traditional hardwood varieties, it isn’t over the top. Many homeowners find that distressed hardwood adds just enough personality and character to their home, without becoming overwhelming.

Durable—Apart from looking great, the natural color variation of distressed hardwood flooring serves to hide marks, scrapes, and scuffs. Although most busy families wouldn’t consider adding antique hardwood to their home, distressed hardwood is an exception. This style is great for families with children and pets because it keeps up appearances in high traffic areas.

Distressed Hardwood Flooring Disadvantages

Price—As previously mentioned, distressed hardwood flooring achieves its weathered appearance by using a machine. This extra step in the hardwood manufacture process can make it more expensive than ordinary hardwood, and also less eco-friendly. If you’re looking to purchase eco-friendly antique flooring reclaimed hardwood is your best bet.

Here at Floor Coverings International White Bear Lake we look forward to helping you select 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 White Bear Lake, St. Paul and Minneapolis areas and offer free consultations. Call us today!

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