These days for different reasons to do with our twenty first century modern way of doing things, many folks shy away from manual labor, not so much because it is sheer physical hard work but more to do with the fact that laborious work is time-consuming work. People are too impatient to make the time. But that is quite alright because among the many things that need doing or among the home remodeling projects that folks have in mind, they will be hiring specialist contractors anyhow.
And so they should, because it could take years before they have mastered their DIY skills to the point of perfection. And in keeping with the DIY theme, the jack of all trades master of none motif does not exactly shine. Each and every skilled artisan out there specializes in one particular trade, having taken a few years of apprenticeship, and still a few more years of contracting experience to be able to specialize with pride and perfection.
To carry out hand scraped flooring is no mean feat. Meticulous attention to detail is given to the preparation of all woodcraft materials before they are finally laid down. And that is just where the work begins, and it becomes interesting too if you are a lover of fine art. Then it is on to the hands and knees the artisan and his apprentice go, beginning the fine process of hand scraping, rather than utilizing mechanized tools, to produce the finished article.
And of course, it does take a considerable amount of time to reach the finish. But never you mind that. Consult in full with your wood craftsman and allow him to do the work. Plan ahead and allow him to take time over his work. It is well worth it.