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Your Guide To Textured Flooring

By , On , In Hardwood Flooring

Textured floors have emerged as a top interior design trend this year. You can now get several different types of textured hard surface flooring. Texture is widely used in interior design to create certain aesthetics, and now there are even more options for designers to play with. Many homeowners want a floor that has a rustic or distressed appearance while also having the same unique texture and feel.

Different flooring textures are often mistaken for one another so it’s important to understand how they differ. Each has its own unique style, and distinguishing characteristics that set them apart.

What’s the Difference?

Hand scraped

This look features long, ingrained scrapes and has a high variation between planks. This results in each plank look handcrafted, unique and full of character. It is the perfect backdrop for an industrial kitchen or any rustic design.

Hand scraped flooring results in a timeless, expensive look. This makes it a go-to for more established homeowners. For a truly finished look that is guaranteed to add value to your home, hand scraped flooring is a fantastic option that will stand the test of time.

Wire brushed

Wire brushed flooring has the appearance of exposed wood on the surface. This is done by showing subtle, yet intentional scratching. These imperfections are more consistent and appear smoother than hand scraped or distressed flooring.

Many homeowners love the weathered look because it adds character to your home without it looking unfinished. Another plus is that it helps hides scratches and every day wear and tear that are inevitable.

2017 was the year for the wire brushed look. However, as trends evolve, distressed and hand scraped looks are taking its place. Regardless, wire brushed flooring will likely remain a popular choice for kitchens due to its ability to hide dirt and dust.

Wirebrushed Exquisite Shaw Wood Floor in entryway
Source: Shaw Floors


Distressed floors have a whole lot of character! Often mistaken for hand scraped, distressed floors look like they have been through a lot of wear and tear. They have an antique look that includes the appearance of scrapes, burns, knots, wormholes and more.

The best way to understand the difference between distressed and other flooring textures is through a jean analogy. For instance, wire brushed floors are like your traditional, everyday pair of jeans. They don’t scream individuality and there is not a whole lot that sets them apart or makes them different. They’re average. Distressed floors on the other hand are that favourite old pair of worn out jeans that you just can’t throw away! They may be ripped, worn and even faded, but they still look and feel amazing.

For a historic, envy-inducing look, distressed floors are the way to go. They pair perfectly with farmhouse design style, brick walls, stacked stone and so many other popular interior design trends.

Choosing your new flooring

No matter what type of floors you are looking for, your local Nufloors flooring experts are here to help! Visit any one of our locations and we’ll help you choose the perfect flooring for your space.

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