Distressed wooden flooring is a particular style that is designed to give an old and worn feel to a new hardwood floor.
Distressed boards tend to come with a textured finish that enhances the grain of the wood. They also tend to be an extra rustic grade meaning the floors feature their fair share of knots, blemishes, cracks and natural features within the timber – giving it the character and charm that many desire.
A good quality distressed engineered oak floorboard will provide you with all the strength, stability and reliability of a well-made engineered oak floor with the characteristics similar to an old reclaimed floorboard.
While the wood used for distressed flooring is rustic in its grade, not all rustic flooring is distressed. You can get rustic engineered oak flooring, which will feature many knots and natural features, without the textured grain, large splits within the timber and rough edges.
“Made from the exterior faces of beams, decking, and siding boards our Antique Chestnut Distressed gives any space a more rustic cozy feel. This grade displays worn character from the dark weathered patina deep saw kerfs, and rough abuse the lumber received from years of heavy use.”