Handcrafted Effects

Walk into any room in your house and what's the first thing you feel? No part of your home provides more physical contact than the floor beneath your feet. You stroll across it. Sit upon it. And sometimes even dance on it. Reward Flooring features a wide range of exceptional textures and colors to appeal to every sense.

We employ a variety of unique methods to give our flooring character and beauty. These are applied by our wood artisans in combinations that help you design a floor to suit your taste and lifestyle.


Hand Scraping is a method of floor finishing passed down by artisans who smoothed floors with hand tools in the days before power tools. It imparts an aged quality to the floor, adding texture and depth. Hand Scraping can help hide some signs of wear.

Distressing is a heavier level of hand texturing that includes deeper scraping, chatter marks, and other signs of wear. Distressing gives the appearance of a timeworn floor for maximum visual interest.

Wire Brushing is a technique used to enhance the natural texture of the wood. The softer grain from the open pores is removed, highlighting the wood's grain pattern. Wire-brushing allows for the application of more complex multi-tone color effects.

Beveled Edges emphasize each plank and add visual interest, especially in floors with random widths and extremely wide planks.

Worm Holes are handmade marks that reproduce the look of antique wood.

Chatter Marks are indentations across the grain that replicate tool marks and add rustic character to your floor.

Hand Staining and Double Staining add depth and complexity to color applications.


Wood Species

Reward Hardwood Flooring is made of wood species particularly suited for flooring because of their beauty, durability, and sustainable supply. For additional information about hardwood species please visit the following websites:

National Wood Flooring Association: www.nwfa.org 

Hardwood Manufacturers Association: www.hardwoodinfo.com