All About Texture

Genuine hardwood comes in a wide variety of textures. Something as simple as the texture can completely alter the look and overall feel of hardwood flooring. Let’s take a closer look at each texture we offer, from elevated smooth flooring to wire-brushed rustic planks brimming with character.


A smooth texture is sleek and elegant. Many traditional hardwoods feature smooth texture, though this style also pairs well with lustrous modern designs. A smooth hardwood floor captures the beauty of each species’ natural grain without added textures by hand or machine.

European Oak Mauritius


A wire-brushed texture is created when actual wires are brushed across the surface of the wood by hand. This careful process removes the softwood from the top layer of the floor and creates a beautiful and hardwearing texture and enhances the natural beauty of the woodgrain.

European Oak Carrara

Hand-scraped & Heavy-scraped

Hand-scraped hardwoods offer a sculpted and time-worn appearance. Utilizing historic methods, each plank’s surface is shaped by hand to create an entirely unique floor that is full of charm and character. Heavy-scraped floors take the hand-scraping process a step further, creating deeper grooves and a more heavily sculpted surface.

European Oak Brindisi

Sawn Marked

Sawn marked floors are created using a distressing technique, mimicking rough sawn wood and favors a rustic aesthetic.

European Oak Rousseau


A distressed floor generally combines several textures (i.e. wire-brushing, hand-scraping, saw marks) to create a unique, reclaimed aesthetic and a one-of-a-kind floor.

Maple Legacy

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