A Guide to Hardwood Floor Finishes

A Guide to Hardwood Floor Finishes

If you are entertaining the idea of upgrading the flooring in your home consider the beauty and durability of hardwood flooring can add style to all manner of homes regardless of design along with being a popular and low maintenance addition to your space. When selecting hardwood flooring, the experienced design experts at Quantum Floors recommend adding hardwoods that contain surface texture such as hand scraped, distressed or wire brushed to add warmth to any room within your home. Let?s take a look at your options.

Smooth Wood Flooring

Smooth finish engineered hardwood flooring?is one of the most popular surface finishes available. A smooth finish brings a rich sophistication to the entire area especially when stained to a dark glossy finish. Smooth finish hardwoods are available in a wide range of classifications including?classic, matte and high gloss. Keep in mind that a smooth finish will show dents and scratches more readily than textured flooring and is best suited to areas with low foot traffic such as a formal dining or sitting areas.

Wire Brushed Wood Flooring

Wire Brushed Wood Flooring

A wire brushed technique is the perfect balance between a smooth, classical style and a distressed, rustic look.?This unique method has the ability to enhance and accentuate the grain of the wood, as the brushing exposes the naturally occurring features already existing within the wood, and creates long and linear strokes.?The resulting texture remains subtle and adds complexity to the floors. This face treatment is best for medium to heavy foot traffic.

Wire brushed flooring?offers the perfect compromise between smooth and hand scraped flooring. Just as the name implies, the wire brush finish is completed by lightly scraping the flooring in long strokes with a wire brush to accentuate the natural grain of the wood. Oak flooring works especially well with the wire brush process by adding interest to the naturally occurring features already contained within the wood.?Wire brush flooring?works exceptionally well in areas of the home that accumulate moderate traffic including family rooms, dining rooms and bedrooms.

Distressed Wood Flooring

Distressed hardwood flooring?is often referred to as?antiqued or weathered flooring?and can include natural and fabricated markings such as burns, dents and blackened edges. The idea behind the distressed look is to make the?flooring appear aged and vintage. Distressed flooring is perfect for homes that accumulate heavy foot traffic such as larger families and homes with pets. The distressed finish works perfectly to camouflage dirt, scratches and dents and can be used in all areas of the home from kitchens to bedrooms.

THE Wood Flooring Experts

At Quantum Floors, it?s our job to help you find the perfect flooring that you?ll love at a great value.?It can be intimidating making the best flooring choice from room to room. Let us guide you through understanding today?s flooring options how to make the smartest selections based on your needs and lifestyle.

Whether your style is smooth or textured, the experienced professionals at Quantum Floors can help you select the perfect finish to ensure that the flooring in your home stands out in beauty and functionality for years of enjoyment. We have LARGE flooring samples you can borrow to see how the flooring looks in your home before you buy. It?s all part of the Quantum Floors Experience. We?re here to serve.