Your guide to textured wood flooring
When you want to instantly transform a room, textured wood flooring can add immediate character, charm and warmth to any interior. Textured floors are new floors that are made to look like antique surfaces using techniques that recreate the appearance of floorboards that have been lived on for generations.
At Carlisle Wide Plank Floors, we offer a range of wood floor texture treatments for our solid and engineered wood floors. You can choose from a wide assortment of hardwoods or pines, with a virtually unlimited choice of stains and a variety of additional options.
What is textured wood flooring?
Textured wood flooring is a surface treatment for floors made from hardwood or pine planks. Textured wood flooring can simulate the wearing down of the grain due to foot traffic and time. Texturing can also reproduce the saw marks and imperfections of planks that were cut at early sawmills, or the softened edges of boards that were prepared for installation by hand.
What are the benefits of textured floors?
By giving new floorboards an antique, historic or aged appearance, texturing techniques help to create floors with a distinctive look and a sense of heritage and craftsmanship. Contemporary texturing techniques also make it possible for homeowners to choose a light wood flooring texture, while traditional antique floors tend to be limited to darker colors.
What’s the difference between reclaimed and textured wood flooring?
Reclaimed flooring is made with timbers that have been salvaged from old buildings like barns, factories and houses. Reclaimed floors retain all the imperfections in the wood – from the marks created by old sawmills to the stains, watermarks, nail holes, knots and splits that give each plank an unmistakable character. Textured wood flooring uses a variety of techniques to give new boards an old wood floor texture that recreates the look of antique floors, but at a fraction of the cost of reclaimed flooring products.