Hand Scraped Floors have been pretty popular the last few years. There is a big difference in the flooring options you could put in your home between Allegheny Mountain Hand Scraped and the average “hand scrape” on the market today.
The difference with our hand scraped flooring and everything else that you see on the market is that our guys really are going at each board, one at a time, sculpting each one to fit that board’s characteristics. If you ever get a chance to go visit an old barn or train station with old foot worn floors you don’t see a pattern. Each board wears differently. The knots, because they are harder, will be higher than other parts. The guys working at Allegheny Mountain scraping consider all this as they are working. They start by going over each board with a grinder and then do a light scrape. We offer options of lighter subtle scrapes or heavier aggressive scrapes depending to the desires of the client.
The hand scrape on the market today is not really hand scraped at all. It’s either been through a machine and every board looks the same and extremely unnatural, or it’s “distressed” and it’s just arbitrarily beaten with a chain. Everything in life is better when it’s done with intention, including the crafting of your hardwood floor. Our guys hand scraping work diligently each day in order to create a one of a kind, naturally foot worn, floor. We’ve even visited homes after the hand scraped floor has been installed and finished to talk to the customer about what they’ve liked and didn’t like in order to perfect the art.
For years now people have been making the comment after seeing our hand scraped floors, “Finally! This is the look we’ve been looking for just couldn’t find it anywhere else.” We’ve done hand scrapes on wide plank floor rustic floors that fit a hunting camp, but that’s not the only place where a foot worn floor fits.
We are currently scrapping 7000 sf of 3″ Rift & Quarter Sawn White Oak long length boards as well as herringbone pieces. Talk about a job that is taking these guys along time to scrape! This is going into a personal home in the Washington DC area. Atlas Floors out of Gaithersburg, MD is working on this job. I was lucky enough to go and visit this amazing home overlooking the Potomac River.
We can scrape any type of floor. Red Oak, White Oak, Hickory, Walnut, Beech, etc. Check out our website’s inspiration gallery to get some more examples of our hand scraped floors in finished homes.
Then do your own research. Look at what else is on the market and you’ll realize that if you want a quality hand scraped floor you’ll give us a call at Allegheny Mountain Hardwood Flooring!