Looking for a light colored wood floor for your home or business? There are so many options….let’s take a look at some.
Many species of wood will yield a bright, light color simply by applying a standard finish to the boards. The species that give you the lightest natural color (without needing to stain the boards white) include:
You can choose among several finishing techniques to greatly accentuate the natural light color of wood. Rather than using an oil-based poly finish, you can use a water based finish or a Rubio Monocoat brand to keep the wood a light, neutral color:
Eastern White Pine with Rubio Monocoat:
White Oak with Rubio:
IF you want a light colored floor, but a bit of added warmth in color to your wood, apply an oil based finish:
Eastern White Pine with an Oil-based finish:
Antique Eastern White Pine with Tung-Oil Finish:
Red Oak with an oil-based finish:
There are many more wood floors that naturally give you a light colored feel, as well as many finishing techniques (like white-washing) to make many lighter shades. Contact Atlantic Hardwoods in Portland Maine to learn more.
White Oak with custom light colored finish: