What is Wirebrushed Wood Flooring?
Wirebrushed hardwood floors is accomplished by a special finishing technique where the wood planks are scraped by using a hard bristle wire brush that creates a surface that yields a distressed-type look.
The wood grain of the planks are enhanced by the process of wirebrushing. The soft grains from the rings are slightly pulled back so it reveals natural beauty of the heartwood beneath the surface. Resembling a barn wood effect, the texture is a classic look that is always in style.
When you touch a wirebrushed wood floor, you might expect it to be rough. Surprisingly, it is smoother than you might think. The raised grain is actually not abrasive and is quite comfortable and natural feeling. Contrary to popular belief, wirebrushing doesn’t cause wood to be any harder to clean than smooth floors. In fact, it is ideal for high traffic areas where dirt, grass, and pebbles might be tracked in.
The wirebrush distressing technique is conducive to the longevity of the floor. It will cause the floor’s natural beauty to be maintained longer than a smoother finish. But, cleaning can prove to be a little tricky. You’ll want to get the dust, dirt, and debris out of the grooves before mopping. The best way to do that is with a soft bristled broom or a wood floor vacuum cleaner.