Handscraped hardwood flooring utilizes a traditional finishing technique to achieve a warm, classic look that is much in demand in today’s world of machine finished everything. Handscraped hardwood gets its name from the technique of physically drawing a handscraper across a plank to achieve a smooth finish. Of course the degree of smoothness achievable with a hand scraper is nowhere near that which can be achieved through machining and for years it seemed the art of handscraping would become lost to history. Happily recent years have seen renewed appreciation of handscraped surfaces and handscraped hardwood flooring in Toronto has seen a resurgence.
Green Valley Handscraped Hardwood Flooring Toronto
The hardwood flooring experts at Green Valley have the experience and expertise to create beautifully compelling handscraped finishes that will add a timeless dimension to any interior. We use the same tried and true methods passed down through countless generations to produce a completely unique finish that will dazzle your friends and neighbours and add real bottom line value to your home. The rediscovery of handscraped hardwood flooring in Toronto is more than a trend, it’s a reaffirmation of the value of craftsmanship.
Handscraped or Distressed?
There are more than a few homeowners confused about the difference between handscraped hardwood flooring and distressed hardwood flooring. The confusion is understandable since both finishes are associated with an antique or ‘period’ look. In reality however the two are quite different. While the surface of handscraped wood undergoes a single type of fashioning to achieve a handcrafted appearance distressed flooring may undergo several types of modification including scraping, the creation of fake wormholes and artificial wear and tear as well as carefully applied stains.
Solid or Engineered Handscraped Flooring?
At Green Valley we can create a stunning handscraped finish on your solid hardwood or engineered hardwood flooring. Of course in order to be able to achieve optimal results with engineered hardwood the wear layer needs to be as thick as possible. Once the handscraping process is complete your floor will be finished with a generous layer of clear polyurethane to preserve the beautiful finish for years to come.
Durability and Easy Maintenance
The thick, clear polyurethane coating we apply to every handscraped wood floor ensures dazzling long life and years of easy maintenance. Any dirt or other pollutants tracked in from outdoors are easily swept away and any spills are quickly and easily handled with a sponge mop or damp cloth. You can also refinish your handscraped wood floor in the future if you wish, although if the handscraping was done on engineered wood and there has been a lot of wear and tear you may wish to replace the flooring instead of attempting to refinish it.
Green Valley Flooring are the GTA’s most experienced and skilled hardwood handscraping experts, fully versed in all the traditional methods and techniques to ensure your complete satisfaction with the finished product. The timeless beauty of handscraped hardwood flooring in Toronto is just a phone call away. Call Green Valley Flooring today on 905-761-1537 to find out more.