Have hardwood flooring on the mind? Can’t decide between engineered or solid hardwood? Hand scraped or distressed hardwood? Our flooring experts at Floor Coverings International Arch City quickly talk about some of our most mentioned hardwood flooring topics below.

hardwood floors

Engineered or solid hardwood floors?

The difference between these two is simple: solid hardwood floors are made of solid wood planks; and engineered wood is composed of a multi-layer plank with a wood surface. Solid hardwood is the real deal but can also suffer from warping and bowing. Engineered hardwood is more resistant to moisture and can often look indistinguishable from solid hardwood.

Hand scraped hardwood flooring

Hand scraped hardwood gives new hardwood flooring a beautiful timeworn appearance. The finest hand scraped hardwood is made by skilled craftsmen who can produce highly unique wood floors. The process involves scraping a knife along the wood plank to smooth out the surface and create scrape marks.

Distressed hardwood flooring

Distressed hardwood flooring refers to the overall look of this type of hardwood, indicating a rustic, natural, and reclaimed appearance. Many different methods are used to achieve a distressed look, such as aging, wire brushing, and hand scraping. Floor Coverings International Arch City has partnered with several wood flooring manufacturers to offer distressed hardwood planks straight from the factory, making the installation process simpler and smoother.

Staining hardwood floors

Staining hardwood floors refers to the process of changing the color and tone. When homeowners try to stain hardwood floors themselves, it can be time consuming and difficult. That’s why we highly recommend using our professionals at Floor Coverings International Arch City for your hardwood staining needs. Our experts have decades of experience and can save you major hassle and headaches. Staining hardwood floors can be a very delicate and detailed process!

There’s plenty more to talk about with hardwood floors in St. Louis, MO. Our flooring experts are waiting for your call! We offer free in-home estimates!

You may also be interested in:

Hardwood flooring

Engineered hardwood flooring

Laminate flooring

Photo credit: VM202