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Hand Scraping

Your floor is one of a kind! Should you choose this option your existing floor will be hand distressed by Raphael Hardwood Flooring in your home with the century’s old process of “HAND DISTRESSING”.

These changes have been made owning a hardwood floor a much easier & practical experience. The concept behind hand distressing is simple: “break the flat surface plane” which in a traditional smooth finished floor would readily accentuate any irregularities resulting from heavy daily use or unfortunate mishaps which, let’s face it, may occur regardless of how careful you are or what flooring type has been utilized. Distressing gives your floor the uniformity which will allow it to age with dignity while displaying the timeless beauty afforded by other fine wood antique furnishings.

The often abused term “distressed” shouldn’t suggest that your floor appears to have pulled from a barn called “Home” by the famous Clydesdale’s, although we can & will produce that appearance upon request.

Often, however, a more refined, formal, or softer appearance is desired. Our hand distressed flooring is treated with a wide variety of approaches creating styles and effects ranging from light & subtle… to very aged & rustic.

We regard this process to be a “craft”, not camouflage to mask the utilization of substandard materials, workmanship, or the use of machinery intended to give a “hand distressed look”. True hand distressing takes skill, time and touch to produce. So, it may seem more costly at first glance, but after considerations such as…the addition to property value as well as longevity of the product are given most folks agree that value is indisputable. Please keep in mind that often competitor’s cheap prices may foreshadow cheap craftsmanship. Your home is not in China, your floor deserves American Craftsmanship, not imitation chinese flooring.

Our objective is to offer you the ultimate in design options as well as cost effective solutions to the problems previously associated with the choice to specify a Custom Genuine Hardwood Floor!

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