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Decorative Finishes for Hardwood Flooring

Hardwood flooring is a staple in Northwest homes, and for many Portland homeowners shopping for hardwood floors can be confusing. There are plenty of choices on the market, size, species, stain, and finish. Beyond the main stain and wear layer there are also plenty of decorative options for hardwood finishes : hand scraped, antiqued, smooth and brushed. What decorative finish calls to you?

Each one of these decorative finishes can transform the way your hardwood floors look, and how your home looks over all. A Smooth finish lends it self to a modern or clean look and can be easier to maintain daily, yet harder to hide imperfections from wear and tear.  Hand scraped and Antiqued hardwood floors can create interest, have personality and hide small dings in the flooring.  Check out these hardwood flooring tips below:

Contractor Tips: Smooth Moves for Hardwood Floors