Lime washed floor boards has become a popular floor finish option lately. They have become the new favorite for many homeowners. A lime washed floor give a modern and natural look. A lot of people refer to this look as the Scandinavian/Nordic look, which is hugely trending as of late.
Limewashing is also called liming or whitewashing, this technique provides a translucent milky appearance on a wood floor. Just a single coating can beautify your home or commercial space. They are definitely a breath of fresh air when it comes to the traditional timber floorings.
Lime washing your floors can benefit you by drawing minimalist attention to more dramatic effects. Whether you want to keep it simple or dramatic, it depends on the finish you choose. Your whitewashed floor can look anywhere from pale white to chalky, depending upon the opacity of your finish.
Why Should You Choose Limewashing for Your Floorings?
Liming has been around for centuries and was used to protect wooden floors. It is a mixture of calcium hydroxide and chalk. But now, it is used on wooden floorings for achieving a soft-toned or bleached effect. Now limewashes are available in combinational stains for a more natural look.
Although different timber floors react differently to whitewashing, they do not turn your timber floors yellow over time. This happens when you apply an oil-based or solvent-based coating that can have a yellowish hue to it. But water-based polyurethane coatings offer a milky white finish.
Whitewashing or limewashing your flooring will enhance the beauty of your natural wooden flooring. The beauty of any timber flooring lies in the pattern and texture of its natural grains. It is no doubt that timber floorings look gorgeous in their original form with all the grains, knots and insect markings.
Limewashing your wooden floorboards can help the natural grains to peep through and shine. They highlight and draw attention to every single detail on your wooden flooring.
Accentuate Your Interiors With Lime Washed Floorboards
Limewashed or Whitewashed wooden floors enhances the beauty of any kind of interior decor. The light creamy finish can accentuate your furniture and interior surroundings adds details by adding more light. It can dramatically brighten up your living area depending upon the finish you choose. They can go best with rooms that have poor natural lighting.
Additionally, limewashing your flooring can make your rooms look larger and more spacious.
A Flooring for High Foot Traffic Areas
Limewashing your flooring has one of the vital benefits of protecting your flooring from regular wear and tear. Limewashes works well with highly durable water-based polyurethane coatings. They work hand in hand to offer a hard surface finish that withstands maximum wear and tear.
Limewashed floorings are one of the easiest to clean and maintain. You might wonder how a white looking floor can look clean? It’s best because they can disguise the dust and grime of everyday living. In other words, the dust does not show up as much as compared to other darker wooden floors.
We have transformed 100’s of wood floors with lime washing or whitewashing. If you are interested in giving your floors a limewash or whitewash makeover please call us today for a free quote on 087 6268100