The timeless appeal of hand-scraped hardwood floors

Texture is quickly becoming the new “color” in home decorating, and nothing shows off this trend better than hand-scraped hardwood floors. This floor style has a timeless appeal that speaks to the revered tradition of early American craftsmen who used hand tools to smooth rough-hewn planks into the rustic floors we still admire today.

The hand-scraped technique when applied to floor boards accentuates the natural attributes of wood. Distinctive grain patterns, knots, wormholes, and other character markings are even more visually striking on a contoured surface. Light hits the broad, shallow grooves on each scraped board, creating depth and revealing texture. The effect is subtle but leaves the unmistakable impression of warmth and time-worn charm.

Now you can bring the beauty of a vintage hand-scraped floor into your home without scavenging architectural salvage yards or searching for reclaimed wood from old barns and farmhouses. American Scrape is a unique collection of richly textured hardwood floors inspired by the beauty and diversity of the American landscape. In this new collection, individually scraped wide planks in random lengths create the custom look of a vintage, hand-scraped floor without the custom price. 

The wood species selected for this line offer rustic features presented to great advantage with the hand-scraped technique. American hickory has an unrefined appearance and is one of the hardest domestic hardwoods. Oak is a popular species for hardwood flooring, and it’s also highly durable. Hickory floors are available in both engineered and solid planks. Oak is available only in solid construction.

This collection features 5-inch wide planks in 10 vibrant colors – chosen to reflect the natural colors found in some of the most beautiful areas of the country: the Sierra Nevadas, New England seaports, Midwestern grain fields and the Louisiana bayou. All of the hardwood floors in American Scrape have a lifetime urethane finish for superior scratch and stain resistance, and the collection is backed by a Lifetime Limited Residential Warranty and a 10-year Limited Commercial Warranty.

Decorating styles

What types of decorating styles will a hand-scraped wood floor complement? Almost any style. From traditional to urban, and from rustic to quaint French country. This flooring style is sure to incorporate the rich history and beauty of nature into your interior designs.