Hand scraped wood floors are one of the best options to enjoy a natural atmosphere in the House. In many older homes, hardwood floors have been covered with carpet-hidden or, even worse, vinyl, plastic or traditional ceramics. Hand scraped wood floors is one of the alternative options to restore and shows off the wood floor.
Wide plank hardwood flooring is an ideal product to use if you have radiant heat in your home. Wood is highly energy-efficient, the heat is evenly distributed throughout the room and there is no need for unattractive ductwork, vents and registers. You may think that there is a danger of natural wood twisting and warping if used over radiant heat, and there is, if you use the wrong kind of wood that has not be prepared by craftsmen.
Many wood flooring companies tell you not to install wood floors over concrete, because concrete retains moisture. Not so with a good quality hand scraped wood floors, which has been cured properly and selected from the best wood possible. As long as the concrete is dry, a vapor barrier can be created between the wood floor and the concrete.
Wide plank hardwood floors made from old-growth trees and the Board selected only from the center of the tree which has a grain of vertical-this adds more power. The drying process can take place over the next 12 months to help the formation of hand scraped wood floors for the better. And by examining each of the boards regularly, craftsmen will be able to see if it was suitable for use as a wood floor. If you don’t like the idea of trees being cut down for your new wood flooring, it is often possible to purchase beautiful reclaimed antique wood flooring.
Hand scraped wood floors can be produced from most kinds of wood including reclaimed barn wood, pine, ash, birch, walnut, maple or red and white oak. Each has its own distinct character and graining.
Hand scraped wood floors are created by artisans and look a little more primitive than hand planned floors. It’s a once in a lifetime installation that will last for decades and never need to be replaced, so long as you choose only the highest quality woods from a company who has a reputation for producing and installing only the best hand scraped wood floors.