Because of the busy lives most of us live, many people want to turn their homes into a space that is warm, calm, and peaceful – without chaos, no busy prints that are too loud, and where everything feels harmonious.
This is why many homeowners opt for a white space complete with white flooring. If you still haven’t decided whether or not you should get white flooring, there may be some questions running on your mind. In this post, we aim to discuss some options for this look, as well as some of the pros and cons of white flooring.
Options for White Flooring
White wood flooring is among the most popular options for homeowners who want a white floor. It’s a great option if you already have hardwood floors at home. Often, it only requires sanding and painting. Another option is for light toned solid hardwood flooring to be bleached before getting a whitewash stain.
Of course, you do not have to go through all that trouble by simply installing new engineered hardwood floors that are pre-finished with white stain or paint.
Another option for you, (if you want the look of white wood but your budget won’t make it) is to get white-toned vinyl tiles or even wood-look porcelain tiles. There are also natural stones like limestone slabs or white marble that would look really good in living rooms.
Pros of White Flooring
White flooring works perfectly with any decor style, whether you live in a warm industrial loft, a farmhouse, a shabby-chic cottage, or a glamorous condo. White flooring will also give you an airy, brighter, and cleaner home. If you decorate right, you could achieve an uncluttered and calming space. White flooring will also showcase your art pieces and furniture.
Cons of White Flooring
You probably already know that the biggest challenge of having white flooring is keeping it pristine. This is especially challenging if you have kids or pets. Another concern is that it’s going to be a little difficult to know for sure if you are getting the right white tone that’s the same as all the other white elements in the room. There are also tones of white that are extra bright and could cause extreme glare which can easily tire your eyes. Lastly, while you might really love the idea of having white floors, other people might think it’s a little cold or clinical. This can be a problem if you sell in the future.
White flooring is something that can make a room look immaculate, but you have to pay extra attention to it. If you are ready to commit to a white floor, you should definitely check out some great options available at Tony’s Flooring Centre!