DIY Distressed Wood Flooring

Oct 14th

Distressed wood flooring – is a popular choice for homeowners who want to give their inner space a more casual look. A distressed wood flooring is one that has a hint of decades of wear, complete with scratches, worn finish and dents. Distressed wood works particularly well with Southwestern and country themed decor. While you can buy premade “distressed flooring,” it is typically more expensive than hand-distressed flooring. Depending on the size of your wood floor, you should be able to complete this task in the course of a weekend.

White Distressed Wood Flooring
White Distressed Wood Flooring

Sand areas of the floor with a hand grinder, working in random battles, so the floor does not look like it was saddened on purpose. An electric hand sander will speed up the job, but if you want an authentic distressed wood flooring appearance, use a manual, hand-held sanding block.  Pull the blade of a metal paint scraper over the surface of the floor to pull out bits of paint or stain. Working in different directions to create a random effect. You can also use harder or easier stroke in some areas to remove more or less paint or stain.

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Drop a hammer or other heavy objects on the floor to create dents, which will increase the distressed wood flooring look. Repeat this process as you walk around the room and left small dents along the floor.  Remove any splinters or rough edges from the floor with sandpaper or floor buffer.

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