Armstrong’s American Scrape Collection

I have taken a liking to many of the newer scraped finish wood floors. Some people like to refer to them as distressed hardwood flooring, but actually they are two different things. To show you a good example of an actual hand scraped wood floor…

In this video above, Armstrong¬†Product manager, Chuck, shows off the richly textured floors in their new American Scrape hardwood floor collection. These floors are now available in hickory (domestic) and oak, and they’re made in the good ole USA.

The richness & beauty of hand scraped wood floors

The richness & beauty of hand scraped wood floors¬†has become very popular in today’s homes. Armstrong seems to always stay on the cutting edge of design trends. As more people have wood floors installed in their homes, textured finishes such as this collection are becoming quite popular. They help to hide wear and tear on the wood flooring and keep it looking less worn than otherwise flat and smooth finish wood flooring. The rough texture of the machine scraped (synthetic hand scraping) on many textured hardwood floors today are a good choice for many active homes.

Most flooring companies will carry a variety of different scraped type finishes in their selection array. However, one thing you should always be aware of is that many hand-scraped wood floors may have a very thin wear layer, especially if they are an engineered wood floor. This type of floor can often wear our sooner than you may like. Be sure to talk to an experienced and reputable independent flooring dealer that carries a variety of brands to get the whole picture.

An experienced flooring professional will be able to guide you through the process and help you make the best choice of handscraped wood flooring for your home. There are many very high quality textured or scraped finish wooden floors available on the market today that will last you every bit as long as the old traditional solid wood floors did for your grandparents!


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