What is distressed wood flooring?

- Mar 23, 2020-

distressed flooring

Distressed wood flooring is a technique of adding an antique or weathered appearance to new floorboards. Before the advent of machines built to manufacture floorboards, timber for floors was cut in old-fashioned sawmills and water mills and prepared for installation by hand, giving the wood a particular appearance. Distressing techniques re-create the look of these older timbers by adding saw marks, hand-scraped edges and other forms of aging and weathering that make new floors look decades or centuries old.