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Jul 20, 2013
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Handscraped Floors

We are thinking about getting Black Walnut Handscraped floors but have been reading that black walnut is soft and not ideal if you have kids (we have 2 boys age 3 & 1). Should I worry about the wood being soft if it is handscraped anyways? Our second choice is hickory but we read that it is not very stable. Does a handscraped floor look bad if it expands?

Thanks for your opinions
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Deal Guru
May 1, 2012
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Use the link above to see which wood is harder. If it's handscrapped, dinging it here and there by little boys shouldn't be a big problem. However, handscrapped refers to the fact that the scrapped lines are all in one direction. What if your kid drags a pickaxe in the perpendicular direction. That's going to ruin the floors real quick. Of course I am exaggerating, but the general safe zone is to go with harder wood if you have little kids. You never know what they find and drag.


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