You only need to look in any of the latest interiors magazines to see that white wood flooring, as well as black is high in demand right now. But what if stark white wood flooring or white wash wood flooring frightens you?
It may be that you feel your busy family life will be too much for it and it’ll start looking tired and worn ahead of its time? Or perhaps you worry that in the cold winter months it’ll make your house feel cold? While neither of these situations need be true, they are, nonetheless understandable fears. At Wood and Beyond we’ve come across most of our clients fears as well as delight over the years when trying something new, and in this article we’ll share with you a white wood flooring solution that is simply gorgeous: white sand wood flooring.
Yes, you read right; white sand wood flooring. Reminiscent of far flung beaches, this flooring solution really has something for everyone. The overall impact is white floor, but unlike some white washed wood flooring, this white wood has a warm, sandy tone to it. This means that it will stand up confidently to high and heavy footfall as well as feeling warm and cosy in winter and reminiscent of far flung beaches in summer. It truly is the perfect blend between high fashion, all out white and natural coloured wood flooring.
Take this Prime Solid Oak Light White Sand flooring that’s been UV oiled as an example. The boards are 18mm thick and 140mm wide and come in boxes with board lengths ranging between 400-2000mm. If you’re looking for a really robust solution for a bright, sunny hallway, lounge, dining room or bedroom; then this could be your answer. A lovely, light tone that’s warmed up by the sandy hues, this solid wood floor has a really natural feel to it and the grain is beautifully apparent thanks to the oiled finish. The great thing about this floor is that the UV filter in the finish, means that no matter how light, bright and sunny your room, you know your floor will be protected from the sun’s harmful rays.
Mix this flooring solution with any sort of furnishings; you really can’t go wrong, but where it really comes up trumps is where you adopt a natural palette of off-whites, creams, beiges and browns. And if you’re feeling really adventurous, throw in a couple of charcoal greys or almost blacks to give your room a really modern, designer edge.
If your project is to floor or re-floor a bathroom or a kitchen, however, this solid wood flooring isn’t considered the best option. In these instances, you’d be better opting for one of these engineered white sand wood flooring solutions, which are suitable for any room in the home:
Natural Engineered Oak White Sand 100% UV Oiled, 16/4 by 220mm by 2120mm. This flooring is suitable for installation throughout the home, including in bathrooms and kitchens where solid wood flooring would normally be considered unsuitable because of the potential problems caused by fluctuations in temperature and moisture levels. This makes it a highly attractive option and also means that you have the opportunity of choosing this as your single solution throughout your home. This type of one-look throughout the home installation is a really stunning way to take your home up a notch when it comes to style. Commonly found in top of the range homes, not everyone has the courage to adopt a single flooring solution throughout the home, but if you do; your courage will be rewarded by great looks for many years to come.
Natural Engineered Oak White Sand Brushed UV Oiled, 16/4mm by 220mm by 1600-2400mm. Again this UV oiled white sand wood flooring solution can be used in any room in the home. Again it’s a lovely broad board, which gives a real feeling of quality and class. Add to this the natural looking oiled finish with UV filter and you can see why it’s flying off the shelves right now.
Natural Engineered Oak White Sand 100% UV Oiled, 16/4mm by 220mm by 1600mm-2400mm. Very similar in style to Option 1 above, this white sand wood floor has random length boards in each box which means that you get a really nice, casual end result. Particularly suited to rooms that are designed for comfort, this flooring won’t disappoint, no matter where you choose to install it, and with its 100% UV filter, you won’t be worrying about closing the blinds to keep the sun out either!
BIG BONUS NEWS: At the time of writing, all of these floors are on offer with a staggering 57% reduction on their previous selling price. This offer can’t and won’t last forever, so if you’re serious about getting your project moving, now’s the time to make your move!
If you’d like any help whatsoever to plan your wood flooring project, don’t hesitate to get in touch. At Wood and Beyond we’re quite simply mad about wood flooring and like nothing more than sharing our ideas with people who are keen to make the most of their home without breaking their budget.