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Trends for Spring 2014, Part III – Wide Plank Distressed Wood

Our final trend for spring 2014 is hardwood flooring made of wider and longer boards with hand distressed effects. If revamping your home for spring is on your to-do list, then distressed, wide planked hardwood floors are an option you should consider when updating your décor this year. They really turn a space from tired and dull to chic and inviting. But there are a plethora of benefits that come with this flooring trend besides the fact that it enriches and makes your home look beautiful.

These wider wood planks are treated to give your floor a dimension of texture not found in basic, traditional hardwood flooring. It’s a combination of aged wood, wire brushing, sculpting or hand scrapping to make the planks look as though they were reclaimed from an older structure. Some have a natural oil finish instead of the standard polyurethane finish regular wood floor planks have. This makes the distressed wood look more like the originals that have inspired the contemporary designs. It also allows you to easily touch-up any scratches or dings that might occur over time. The natural oil finish gives you the capability to easily sand down the wood and reapply some of the oil to the affected area to make the spot virtually undetectable. If you have multiple pets and worry about their claws permanently damaging your hardwood floors, pre-distressed floors are a great option for you.

Distressed hardwood floors are a great contrast to a modern home. They add charm, interest, warmth and ambiance to the home. You can choose from a variety of shades and textures. Consult at absolutely no obligation with one of our Project Managers if you’re unsure about the size of planks that would best suit your home or just want to ask a few general questions.

You have a wide variety of textures and colors to choose from to help make the aesthetic statement that is right for your space. For more information about hardwood flooring or to schedule a no-obligation consultation, call 317-879-TISH today.