in the hands of skilled craftsmen – cracks, knots & dents transform from rustic to refined
Rustic Hardwood Flooring Carolina Character
Have it your way: more rustic and rugged or more burnished and refined? In creating Carolina Character floors the amount of skip planing and sanding ultimately determines how much grain is revealed and how much natural patina remains. It’s a delicate process. How much to keep, how much to take away…
Once installed, your floor can be sanded in place to achieve the surface finish you envision.
Rustic hardwood floors are distinguished by their time worn surfaces marked with age & imperfection. In the process of reclaiming, flaws must be reviewed and in some way managed. There are a number of ways this might be done.
With rustic reclaimed hardwood flooring, handcrafted artisan techniques will necessarily combine a mix of delicately skip planed grain texture that doesn’t remove all the original patina saw marks to let the original grain still shine through.
In the end, when it’s polished, flaws become character that’s both rustic AND refined.
To minimize waster that might be encountered in installation, defecting & quality control of random nail holes, knots & non-structural checks and cracks is inspected by expert craftsmen to insure that customers only receive good, usable square footage: