A Passion for Hand-Scraping Took My Company to a New Level
Eric Roses's began his company 10 years ago, and after five years it really took off once he began specializing in hand-scraping.
November 18, 2019
Double-Hand-Scraped Floors Create an Old World Texture
The Old Parkland hospital complex—where JFK was taken after he was assassinated—features exquisite double-hand-scraped floors from Woodwright Hardwood Floors.
July 28, 2017
Re-Scraping an (Already) Scraped Wood Floor, Part 3
After sanding the re-scraped floor (read about that in part two), we had to apply oil.
August 21, 2015
Re-Scraping an (Already) Scraped Wood Floor, Part 2
Picking up where I left off on the re-scrape of that walnut floor:I found that scraping the knots with a regular scraper first really helped speed up the process...
July 27, 2015
Hand-Scraped Floors, Part 2: How I Finish Them
What would serve as a good finish for your hand-scraped floors? Here is one fact that affects everything: The floor is not flat. It has ridges and valleys. Generally speaking, you could use any finish successfully over those floors. But, the labor and techniques will vary greatly for each different product. For example, oil-modified urethanes need to be abraded between coats. It means that you will have to hand-buff the floor, because you cannot use a buffer. For waterborne finishes if you are used to rolling, you might need to use a different applicator to get an even finish application.
February 6, 2013
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Hand-Scraped Floors, Part 1: How to Texture a Floor
The true, budget-exploding, high-end, classy hand-scraped floors are timeless. Hand-scraped means different things to different people. What I will address here is how to use hook scrapers to texture the floor. That is it. The idea behind it is not to make it look old or time-worn. It is simply to texture the surface of the wood floor, like in the photo at right. Some people claim that scraping a floor makes it more interesting to the eye or complements certain styles. Some people hate it. There is a fine line between a beautifully scraped floor and floor that looks like an accident. We have all seen the videos online of guys butchering a floor with scrapers; this is not what we are trying to achieve here.
January 25, 2013
Step by Step: How to Refinish Distressed Wood Floors
Techniques to be able to apply a new coat of finish to distressed wood flooring.
November 30, 2006
Distressing Wood Floors to Make Them Unique
July 31, 2002
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Tools + Equipment
Saws 101: What You Should Have as a Wood Floor Pro
Wood floor pro Kyle Neuroh explains which saws wood flooring pros really need, what to know when buying, and how to square up miter and table saws.
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