Distressed Wood Flooring What is it and When Should you use it?

Distressed wooden flooring is a modern way of mimicking a historical style of wood flooring. Modern machining techniques have allowed wood floors to be silky smooth. Because each floor was done by hand they all had a unique wood flooring finish with many variations and random changes in level and texture. Old wooden floors were perfect in their imperfection. Machines will add these patterns to wood flooring. Giving your floor the appearance of a tradition fitting and finishing technique. The pattern of the machine distressed wood flooring will repeat where as a hand scraped wooden floor will have a random pattern. The price difference between these two products is dramatic. This is reflected in the skill that is required to hand finish a wood floor.