There are multiple surface textures available in prefinished hardwood today. You may hear a product referred to as handscraped, wire brushed or distressed. Each refers to a specific treatment to enhance the appearance of the product. In some variations, all two or even all three treatments might be used create the desired visual. Many homeowners that have kids that are tough on a floor or live with larger dogs in their households opt for a textured product simply because wear and tear is more easily concealed.