Grey finishes are very popular throughout the country, but especially so in Florida. The lighter tones work well in homes that are decorated in a beach house style, and white and grey harmonizes with the sand just outside our doors. Many older homes built in the mid-1900’s have original hardwood floors. They are full of character and the streaked grey finish brings out the grain pattern.
Why Choose Gray Finish for Your Hardwood Flooring?
Grey or off-white finishes have many advantages and can be applied to nearly any type of wood. Some of the reasons you might want to consider a grey tone for your new hardwood floors:
- Neutral color palette – whether you choose a true grey or whiter finish, it will work with nearly any existing wall, furniture or cabinetry in your home.
- Hides scratches – due to the light and streaked nature of this finish, you are less likely to see surface scratches in this finish as compared to solid dark finishes. It hides dust well too!
- Rooms look bigger – most grey floors are lighter than the traditional dark stains. The lighter the finish, the brighter and larger the space will appear.
- Adds dimension – when you choose a grey or white finish, a flooring expert will layer the different tones to give you just the right look. The different grey tones add more dimension to the floors than a single color stain.