Wood floors lightly hand scraped or smooth?
October 10, 2013 in Polls
Wondering if hand scraped will be in style for a while or if I should install smooth in my dining/living room? I have one other room with hand scraped which is a study and separated from living area by a travertine floor.
Lightly hand scraped
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I would decide not based on what is in style, but rather on which finish suits your lifestyle and furnishings more. Handscraped floors can, for example, be more forgiving in hiding wear and tear from pets, and they are a little more rustic in style than traditional smooth flooring.
October 10, 2013 at 6:23AM     
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Oak & Broad
We make and sell both. Personally I would lean towards smooth. A hand scraped floor will not be as easily refinished later in the future.
October 10, 2013 at 7:07AM     
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I went through this same decision last year. I have a formal living and dining room. People told me to do a smooth and 3" because its traditional and classic. I thought I wanted that then I found Anderson Flooring, Urban Pioneer collection, 5" lightly handscraped engineered flooring. I love it because it has micro/beveled edges, hickory, and still looks formal and traditional.
I'm so happy I changed my mind. Since you have handscraped already, I would stick with it for the LR&DR . I have travertine in the kitchen also.
October 13, 2013 at 4:15PM      Thanked by metmadden
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Get the one YOU like .. I love handscraped floors.
October 13, 2013 at 5:57PM   
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Carolyn Albert-Kincl, ASID
I'd go with smooth for a longer lasting, classic look. Hand scraped is losing its charms here in Texas.
October 13, 2013 at 6:01PM      Thanked by metmadden
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I love handscraped and it's what we chose. It would be harder to refinish in the future but as mentioned, it hides dings, so refinishing won't be as necessary. I think it's gaining in popularity in Colorado. As indianpatti said, get the look you like best. Either is very nice. With your separation, I don't think it matters what you have in the study.
October 13, 2013 at 8:40PM      Thanked by metmadden
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