Do you know your hand scraping from your distressing or does a pillowed edge sound like a comfy place to take a nap? No fear, this distressed hardwood flooring article explains each flooring characteristic and shows several examples of each.
Light distressing creates a subtle surface texture with knicks and grooves on some areas of every plank.
Heavy distressing creates a pronounced surface texture with nicks and grooves prominent on most areas of every plank.
Hand scraping creates a subtle waviness to the plank surface, with varied intensity from plank to plank.
A saw mark refers to a series of perpendicular grooves running across the entire plank.
A claw mark refers to a series of darkened notches found on random planks that resembles a scratch from a tiger or bear claw.
Aged refers to the darkening of the pits and grooves of a floor’s grain, with varied intensity from plank to plank.
Streaks refers to dark brushstrokes randomly occurring down the plank.
A pillowed edge refers to the pronounced bevel along a planks edge, emphasizing a plank’s shape and size.
Micro Beveled Edge
A micro-beveled edge refers to the subtle bevel along a planks edge, downplaying a plank’s shape and size.
A French bleed refers to the pronounced darkening of the bevel along a planks edge, emphasizing a plank’s shape and size.
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