While smooth floors were once the norm, people are seeking out more textured options for an older looks. Distressed flooring is one thing but, the types of treatments listed below are much more artisanal in nature and will be an additional cost. But, the result is beautiful, unique and you really never have to worry about scratches like you would with a shiny, smooth floor. Hand-Scraped: The style gets its name from the once-common technique of using a shaving knife to scrape a plank into smoothness. It was all done with hand held tools at least until powered sanders arrived the natural,.