One of the advantages of hardwood flooring is the variety of surfaces and stains for finishing the floor that are available. Some hardwood flooring is planed to a smooth surface. It is the most popular finish selected by consumers.
However, one surface that is gaining popularity among homeowners and professional installers is hand-scraped hardwood flooring. This floor is made using planks that have been worked by hand rather than machine, giving the wood a more lived-in rustic type finish.
More variations can be obtained depending on the type and colours of the stains used on the wood. Some stains are made to bring out the natural beauty of the hardwood itself. Other stains are made to change the colour and caste of the flooring completely.
This is usually done to make the hardwood floor look like it’s made from one kind of wood, when it’s actually constructed from a different and lesser variety wood.