How to get the beachy look: bleaching + whitewash for hardwood floors

Beach or lake house flooring is ideal for more than summer homes, and whitewashed floors with white walls bring a light and airy ambiance to any space. Choose white furnishings and contrast the all-white look with colorful area rugs. Or opt for light-colored walls and furnishings that complement the light wood floors. All Hardwood Floors can help you create the look that is right for your home. In addition, we bring a shop-at-home flooring service to Connecticut and Westchester, and Putnam counties in New York.

Bleaching wood

Whitewashed hardwood flooring
 is worth considering if you favor one of the following decorating styles: contemporary, modern farmhouse, coastal, shabby chic, or Scandinavian. To get the perfect look for your decor, installers begin the refinishing process by bleaching the wood. As you might expect, bleaching not only lightens the floor surface to prepare it for whitewashing but it removes any stains that might be present too.


Keep in mind that there are many whitewashed looks to complement room decor. Your finished floor can be white, or it can boast just a hint of white. The surface can be wire brushed, or it can have a softer, matte look. Because installers are working with thinner paint, your new whitewashed hardwood floor will show off its natural wood grain pattern regardless of your decorating style. What’s more, the whitewash will make your home look bigger and brighter.

One of our skilled project specialists can help you create a casual and relaxed beachy look in your home. All Hardwood Floors specializes in installing, restoring, and repairing hardwood floors. Norwalk, Stamford, New Haven, Bridgeport, Hartford, and Danbury are some of the Connecticut communities that we serve. New Yorkers in the White Plains, New Rochelle, Yonkers, and Tarrytown region can also use our mobile showroom. You can begin your whitewashed floor project by contacting us via phone, email, or our online chat service.


Bleached hardwoods are very popular with our customers, particularly those in coastal and shoreline towns. Visit our gallery page to view examples of our work.


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