2018 Trends In Flooring: Textured Wood

In 2018, texture in wood flooring has been a big winner. Overall, high variation is a hot look, and not just for colors, but also textures.  We see more and more floors where no two planks look the same, particularly with handscraped wood.
Handscraped, Wirebrushed and Distressed: What’s the Difference?
Because each style is similar, textured wood flooring types are often confused with one another. Each textured wood option comes with its own unique style and character. Each of the below options has a distinguishing quality.


  • Handscraped wood features long, ingrained scrapes in the finish with high variation between planks, making each individual plank appear handcrafted, unique and rare.

  • Wirebrushed wood shows subtle, intentional wire scratches that leave the heart of the wood exposed to the surface. These imperfections are smoother and more consistent than handscraped or distressed wood.

  • Distressed wood is often mistaken for handscraped wood. Distressed wood, however, looks as though it’s been through a lot of wear and tear. You can expect to see scrapes, burns, knots, wormholes and more, giving it an aged, antique look.