What Is It?
Distressed hardwood flooring is a type of solid hardwood that’s made to look weathered and aged using a machine. It shouldn’t be confused with hand scraped wood, which achieves a similar look but is weathered by hand, or reclaimed wood, which includes beams and logs that are weathered naturally in their environment. Distressed hardwood flooring is a great option for San Antonio homeowners that are looking for a more unique hardwood, or want to add character and warmth to their home. Distressed hardwood flooring offers individuality and desirable imperfections, such as pits, nail holes, and marks. We encourage you to read on to learn more about this unique flooring option.
Distressed Hardwood Advantages
Hides Scrapes and Scratches—The natural color variation and aged look of this hardwood hides marks and scrapes well, making it perfect for busy homes with children and pets. Scratches tend to blend in with its weathered look, resulting in highly durable flooring.
Highly Versatile—Distressed hardwood flooring tends to compliment surrounding furniture and decorations. It offers a unique appearance, but it is not over the top or excessive. Distressed hardwood has been incorporated in many different interior design styles. In a country style home it amplifies feelings of hominess, and in modern homes it increases much needed feelings of warmth.
Distressed Hardwood Precautions
Can Be Polarizing—Like any other flooring that’s somewhat outside of the norm, distressed hardwood flooring can be polarizing. If you ever decide to sell your home you may run into a buyer that simply doesn’t prefer distressed hardwood. Although, for the most part, homeowners find that this variety of hardwood offers individuality that isn’t too overwhelming.
Here at Floor Coverings International of Northwest San Antonio we’d love to help you find the right hardwood floors for your home. Although distressed hardwood flooring is a great option we have a large selection that you can view in our product gallery. We proudly serve the greater Stone Oak, Alamo Heights, Shavano Park areas and offer free consultations. Call us today!
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