Rustic hardwood flooring is a timeless choice that has become increasingly popular among homeowners in recent years. This type of flooring is known for its unique character, warmth, and charm. At Wide Plank Floor Supply, we specialize in providing high-quality rustic hardwood flooring that is crafted to perfection by our skilled artisans. In this article, we will introduce you to rustic hardwood flooring and how it’s made, and what you should consider when choosing the right rustic flooring for your home.
What is Rustic Hardwood Flooring?
Rustic hardwood flooring is derived from wood that is either naturally or intentionally distressed or aged to create a natural, worn, and vintage look.The surface of the wood is usually textured with knots, cracks, and other natural imperfections that are left as-is to give it a unique character. Rustic hardwood flooring is perfect for those who prefer a warm and inviting look, as it adds charm and personality to any space.
How is Rustic Wood Flooring Made?
The techniques to create rustic hardwood flooring vary depending on the source of the wood. For example, naturally rustic hardwood flooring includes reclaimed hardwood flooring which has been recycled and repurposed from older structures and naturally displays signs of distress and a worn, vintage look.
Meanwhile, the characteristics of intentionally distressed hardwood flooring can be achieved in newer wood by using techniques such as hand-scraping and wire-brushing to achieve the look of an older product.
At Wide Plank Floor Supply, our rustic hardwood flooring is crafted by hand, using traditional techniques that bring out the natural beauty of the wood. In addition to our reclaimed hardwood floors that are repurposed from old barns, warehouses, and other structures, our skilled artisans use a variety of techniques to distress newer wood, including hand-scraping, wire-brushing, and saw-marking, which create a unique texture and character. We also offer a wide range of custom stains to further enhance the natural beauty of the wood and achieve a truly unique look fit for our clients’ specific needs.
How to Choose the Right Rustic Hardwood Flooring for Your Home
When selecting rustic hardwood flooring for your home, there are several factors to consider, and the first one you will want to decide on is the wood species. Different wood species have different characteristics, so it’s important to choose a wood species that aligns with your style and aesthetic preferences. For example, hickory wood floors have a ton of natural character such as knots and color variation that give them a rustic look from the get-go, while maple wood floors have much less natural character and will usually require some distressing to achieve a truly rustic feel.
The finish of the flooring is also an important consideration. The finish not only enhances the natural beauty of the wood, but it also protects the wood from wear and tear. At Wide Plank Floor Supply, we offer a variety of finishes, including natural oil finishes, as well as more durable and protective finishes like polyurethane. We also offer prefinished wide plank floors, which provide the most protection of all. It’s important to decide on the right finish for your situation because the finish will need to protect your new floors for years to come, which might be a challenge if you have high foot traffic in your home.
Once these factors are decided on, you can move on to decide which custom stains and treatments, if any, that you would like applied to your flooring.
Why Choose Wide Plank Floor Supply for Your Rustic Flooring Needs?
There are several reasons why you should choose Wide Plank Floor Supply for your rustic hardwood flooring needs. First and foremost, we are experts in the craft of rustic flooring, and we use only the finest quality wood to create our flooring options. Additionally, our artisans are skilled in creating customized flooring options that fit your specific needs and style preferences.
At Wide Plank Floor Supply, we offer a range of options to fit your unique needs and preferences. Our rustic flooring options are available in different wood species, including white oak, hickory, and walnut, and we offer a variety of finishes, custom stains, and custom treatments to achieve the perfect fit for your project. The best part is that we guide you through the process to help you make the right decisions for your specific needs, since there are so many different choices to make throughout the process of selecting the right hardwood flooring.
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Rustic hardwood flooring is a beautiful and timeless choice for homeowners who want to add character and charm to their homes. At Wide Plank Floor Supply, we specialize in crafting high-quality, sustainable, and customized rustic hardwood flooring options that fit your individual style and preferences. Contact us today to learn more about our rustic hardwood flooring options and how we can help you transform your home!