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Sanded vs. Hand Scraped Wood Floors: A Home Remodeler Discusses

Written by Guest Blogger
January 31st, 2014
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In this whole house renovation, the owners wanted hand scraped wood floors. When the scraped floors are combined with the stone fireplace, a feeling of timelessness is presented

If you are considering any type of home remodeling, including bathroom or kitchen remodeling or a home addition, this is the perfect time to think about having your wooden floors redone. Refinishing floors is done to repair any damage, change the color of the floor, change the sheen and protect the investment of your home.  There are several different methods used in treating wooden floors, but the most common ones are sanding and scraping.

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Sanded hardwood floors in one of von Gillern’s home additions. The smooth finish and medium stain add warmth to this room.

Hand scraped floors, also referred to as distressed, give a home a warm, well-used, antique look. Particularly in older homes, distressing the floors is done to not only refinish the wood, but to have the floor reflect the age and character of the home.  A hand scraped floor has the added advantage of being able to hide any marks or minor damage in high traffic areas. This unique, natural look can be finished in a variety of ways to match the décor, creating a home that is welcoming.

Sanding wooden floors is a popular way to remove any damage or imperfections in order to have an even, smooth surface. The resulting very level, flat surface is perfect for any style of home. Finishes applied after sanding can be modified to match or contrast with the décor and style of the home. Sanding and refinishing a floor can create an entirely new look to your space.

If you are ready for bathroom remodeling, a home addition, kitchen remodeling or other updates, now is the time to think about sanding or scraping your hardwood floors. Award-winning von Gillern Construction, the premier Dallas area home remodeler, is dedicated to providing only the very best craftsmanship to your home remodeling and additions. Serving the Dallas area, including Plano, Frisco, White Rock Lake, Preston Hollow, Addison, Park Cities, Lakewood and beyond, we are ready to help you update or redo your home. For more information, give us a call at 972-818-0411, and please visit the von Gillern Construction website.