(Closed) Do you think distressed/handscraped wood floors will go "out"?

posted 7 years ago in Home
  • poll: Do you think this wood flooring will continue to look nice for the long run?
    Yes! I think it will still be in style in 10+ years : (47 votes)
    47 %
    No way, handscraped is a fad that will make your house look dated. : (42 votes)
    42 %
    I love lamp. : (12 votes)
    12 %
  • Post # 3
    5423 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: November 2012

    Idk if it will make your floors dated.  But I know I bought house (70 yr old) with the original natural hardwood and theyre pretty beat up and I am constantly trying to buff them up.  I think it could affect your resale.

    Post # 4
    6354 posts
    Bee Keeper

    Yes, but if you love it, will you care?

    Post # 5
    4495 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    I love it and so it wouldn’t matter to me if it goes out of style. If you like it you should go for it. The only reason I would be hesitant is if maybe you plan to sell the house at some point – but honestly even then I wouldn’t think it would hinder a sale too much. I do think they will eventually go out of style, as with most things


    Post # 6
    5789 posts
    Bee Keeper

    Do you have any pictures of it installed showing a larger space? I’m personally not a fan,especially of the wider boards anyway. They look more ‘rustic’ to me, and I’m not so sure they really go with everything else you have in your home. Aren’t you more contemporary in style?


    For an investment in the long term, I’d stick with something that is a more popular and classic choice.


    Post # 7
    9129 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: August 2013 - Rocky Mountains USA

    Personally I’ve ALWAYS love “rustic” style but its definitely a fad among the general public…

    Post # 8
    1848 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: April 2015

    I personally think it will date the house, but if you love it…go for it! People decorated their homes however they wanted throughout the years, and you should too.

    Post # 9
    1456 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: January 2015

    I think it is more widely prefered, resale wise, to have “new” looking wood floors. Some people love the rustic thing, (I know I do) but then it has to be a total package. I think your kitchen is way too modern looking to pull it off. It would look very mismatched.

    Post # 10
    6015 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: March 2012

    I think the distressed look will go out.  I mean it hasn’t been something people have wanted for more than the last .. what 10 maybe years?   


    I pulled up the carpet in our 1920 house, pristine wood floors with inlay.  I would go with real wood, but not distress.  I always think about selling our house so we make the changes needed based on that.  Not that we are flipping.. but if we  get a job opportunity and need to move, I don’t want to be yanking up floors. 

    Post # 11
    9982 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2012

    @GoldfishPie:  Agreed. 

    I like the kitchen, and also like the flooring you chose – but the flooring doesn’t go well with the kitchen as is.  If you go with that flooring I’d recommend new cabinetry or paint your existing cabinets white.

    Post # 12
    351 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: November 1999

    I think it is hard to know what will or will not stand the test of time or what will be a trend.  But I can definitively say that if you get a wood that isn’t distressed and will get scratched by your dog’s claws, that it will be far less attractive than hand-scraped floors and will be much more likely to turn off buyers in the future.  Are you just putting in the wood in the kitchen area?  You might want to look into a wood-look tile.  Seriously, some of those look amazingly like wood and would wear a lot better with a dog than any hardwoods. 

    Post # 15
    526 posts
    Busy bee

    thats what our kitchen,dining room, pantry and off the kitchen bathroom floors are! We love Them. I’d say go for it!! 

    Post # 16
    853 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: December 2012

    I think distressed floors will look far more dated than hand scraped, but both will look a bit dated.

    But seriously who cares?

    Pantone puts out “colors of the season” every quarter and promote colors of the year that you start to see in fashion and decorating industries.  Certain patterns and motifs become popular and wane with time.

    Whatever you do is going to look dated no matter what.  Even something like satin nickel vs brass vs antiqued bronze.

    You can’t please everyone, so you may as well please yourself.

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