Textured Hardwood Flooring

A growing trend is towards a more distressed or rustic hardwood floor. Textured flooring camouflages dings, dents, and wear patterns from pets. Most textured finishes come in a lower sheen which also hides the wear well. You can choose from:

  • hand scraped
  • machine sculpted
  • wire brushed
  • saw cut flooring

All our textured hardwood flooring is available as a prefinished engineered hardwood and is available in wide planks (another popular choice). 

Hand Scraped Hardwood

Hand scraped hardwood flooring is well-liked and commonly available. Hand scraping is done by scraping the board by hand, giving a natural irregular texture on each board.

Machine scraping achieves a similar look by running the boards through a machine which scrapes the entire length of the board (hand scraping is only the length of a man’s reach). Machine scraping is generally a more economical option.

Scraped hardwood is great for high traffic areas and homes with children and/or dogs as the texture hides the wear. Touchwood customer favorites are hand scraped walnut and hand scraped white oak flooring.

Wire Brushed Hardwood

For a wire brushed hardwood texture brushes scrape away the soft grain of the board. The harder grain is left sitting slightly higher and knots in the wood will be more defined. Wire brushing works well in two stain processes. The first run stains the entire board and the second run of stain sits on the higher grain. Grainier species, such as White Oak, are commonly used for wire brushed flooring. Touchwood also offers brushing on smooth grained woods such as Birch, Maple and Walnut. Wire brushed hardwood flooring is another great solution for people that have busy households or heavier pets.

Saw Cut Flooring

Saw cut flooring is an additional texture normally added to wire brushed hardwood. Saw cuts are created with a machine at the mill. Lines are added randomly across the grain of the hardwood as if a rough cut of the saw blade made the markings. This additional distressing creates a more rustic hardwood floor that has become very popular in the last few years. Deciding which texture is best for you will depend on the amount of traffic and activity your floor will have.

The more distressed a floor is the better it hides the wear, which gives your floor a longer life. Scraped or wire brushed hardwood floors, with a thick enough wear layer, can be refinished although some bevels and texture will be removed from the sanding. Ask us about the pros and cons of refinishing the floor you are looking at.  Visit our Edmonton showroom to view our selection in person!

Supplier List


Hakwood is a global leader in the production of top quality wood flooring. Their uniquely wide range of wide plank European oak (also called French oak) flooring offers unsurpassed durability combined with the most beautiful textures and finishes. Manufactured on-site from start to finish, exclusively in the Netherlands, Hakwood flooring is a trusted name in residential, commercial, hospitality and retail market segments worldwide.

Supplier Species Grades Sizes Textures Finishes Platforms
Hakwood European White Oak Character, Classical, Colonial, Premier 1-bis, Prime, Prime Rift, R&Q Premier 1-bis, Rustic 5 9/16”, 7”, 9 1/2" - Thickness 3/4", 5/8”, 1/2" Authentic Collection, Dutch Scrape (Hand Scrape & Wire Brushed), Sierra (Linear Marks), Old World (Hand Crafted), Perspectives (Extreme Wire Brushed), Wire Brushed UV Cure Urethane, UV Cure Matt Urethane, UV Cure White Urethane, UV Cure White Matt Urethane, Natural Oiled, White Oiled, Extra White Oiled Engineered

Vintage is an innovative leader, in the prefinished hardwood flooring market, Vintage Hardwood Flooring has built a reputation on exceptional quality and service across North America. Vintage continuously strives to manufacture and market superior quality products and continuously offer new textures and trend hitting colours. All products are prefinished with stains and sealers that are formaldehyde free.

Supplier Species Grades Sizes Textures Finishes Platforms
Vintage Hardwood Flooring Ash, Hickory, Maple, Red Oak, Walnut, White Oak, White Oak R&Q Character, Estate, Select-V, Heritage 4 3/8”, 5”, 6 1/2", 7”, 10” - Thickness 3/4" Etched, Hand Scraped, Wire Brushed, Sculpted Fumed, Pearl, UV Urethane Oil Northern Solid Sawn, Solid Sawn

* Touchwood Flooring does not recommend Solid Hardwood flooring in widths wider than 3 1/4 in in Alberta’s dry climate. Engineered flooring with a Solid Sawn wear layer is recommended instead.


Discover the world's finest hardwood floors! Quality without compromise. Mirage hardwood flooring is designed to accentuate the distinctive character of each wood species, resulting in a unique and elegant wood floor design for your home. Our hardwood floors offer superior quality that exudes well-being and gives new life to your home décor. Made in North America, Mirage Floors are synonymous with beauty and durability.

Supplier Species Grades Sizes Textures Finishes Platforms
Mirage Hardwood Floors Maple, White Oak, White Oak R&Q, Red Oak, Hickory Exclusive, Character 5", 6 1/2", 7 3/4" Wire Brushed, Distressed Cashmere, Duramatte Engineered, TruBalance
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Anything worth doing is worth doing well. At Preverco, we apply this ethos to every stage of hardwood floor production. No matter which product you choose, it will make your decor inspired: from the look and texture to manufacturing, nothing is left to chance. Whether you are looking for a floor for the children’s playroom or the master bedroom, you will find a product that meets your needs.

Supplier Species Grades Sizes Textures Finishes Platforms
Preverco Hardwood Flooring Ash, Birch, Hickory, Maple, Red Oak, Walnut, White Oak R&Q Nuance, Variation with Knots 3 1/4”, 4 3/8", 5 1/8", 5 3/16”, 7 1/8", 7 3/16" - Thickness 3/4" Edge, Wave, Wire Brushed Matte (10%), PreOil SolidClassic Hardwood, SolidGenius, Engenius, Flex19, Max19, Genius16

* Touchwood Flooring does not recommend Solid Hardwood flooring in widths wider than 3 1/4 in in Alberta’s dry climate. Engineered flooring with a Solid Sawn wear layer is recommended instead.

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To succeed in providing floor covering products in a manner which strives to make the lives of our customers, associates, and community better.

Supplier Species Grades Sizes Textures Finishes Platforms
Opus Floors Maple, White Oak Character 6", 7 1/2" - Thickness 3/4", 1/2" Wire Brushed, Hand Scraped Natural Oil, Urethane Engineered

Floors beyond expectation. From the forest to the living room, our floors set the stage for your home. No matter what the project is, Fuzion's extensive product portfolio will fit any home or commercial job, and the results are always as stunning to look at as it is to touch.

Supplier Species Grades Sizes Textures Finishes Platforms
Fuzion Flooring White Oak Character 5", 6", 7 1/2" - Thickness 3/4", 5/8" Wire Brushed, Hand Scraped, Saw Cut Urethane Engineered
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Coswick Flooring is produced with the best German woodworking traditions. Coswick celebrates the evolution of hardwood floors. Coswick offers a beautiful selection that is a classic and elegant solution for any space requiring hardwood flooring.

Supplier Species Grades Sizes Textures Finishes Platforms
Coswick Hardwood Ash, Walnut, White Oak #1 Common, Select & Better, Tavern, Character 3 1/4”, 4 1/4"*, 7 ½” - Thickness ½”, 3/4", 5/8” Lightly Wire Brushed, Wire Brushed UV Silk Oil, Hard Wax Oil Solid Hardwood, Engineered

* Touchwood Flooring does not recommend Solid Hardwood flooring in widths wider than 3 1/4 in in Alberta’s dry climate. Engineered flooring with a Solid Sawn wear layer is recommended instead.