White is a brilliant color. It’s the color we want our teeth to be, it’s the color of wedding gowns, and it’s the color that’s used to describe so many beautiful snow-filled scenes.
The Trouble With the Color White
White is also a color that tends to show every piece of dirt. Stains seem brighter on white because colors stand out more against the light color.
As brilliant as white might be, it certainly comes with its own set of concerns. For this reason, you might be one of the many homeowners that have shied away from white laminate flooring. In spite of the potential for dirt to show through, white flooring has become increasingly popular. This is because of the light, airy feeling it brings to a room. Homeowners are branching out and using white floors in new places to brighten up dark rooms, create a modern look, and improve their décor.
If you’ve always wanted a white floor but haven’t been brave enough to pull the trigger on it, here are a few ideas of where to incorporate white flooring into your home with confidence.
Rooms Fit for White Floors
Laminate flooring are designed to be easy to clean and maintain. However laminate flooring, like anything in your home need proper care and attention to keep it looking great for years to come. Aluminum oxide coating on the top surface of the laminate makes it stain resistant. Maintenance of laminate is very easy. All that is required is sweeping, spot cleaning, and maybe a damp mopping once a while. Water and vinegar solution is the best way to keep them clean and fresh.
Now that you know just how easy it is to clean and repair your flooring, you can incorporate white floors into your space with more confidence. Here are some of the hottest rooms to add white!
It might seem counter-intuitive to add white around a place where you have such a high potential for spills, but white-washed floors are perfect for dining rooms. Dining rooms need to look clean and well-kept. Without the clean look, your guests and family will not know what type of dirt they’re surrounded by. That thought is instantly unappetizing.
Laminate flooring is an excellent choice- healthy for your family and environmentally friendly. Extremely durable and scratch resistant, it will be a perfect solution for your busy kitchen. You may be surprised, but laminate flooring is chemical resistant – even the toughest stain you can safely remove with acetone, with no damage to the floor. Laminate is also burn resistant- so you can install it in front of your stove with no worries!
The Dining Room
With white laminate floors, you can create modern or rustic kitchen of your dreams! If something spills, wipe it up quickly and you’ll never have to worry about a stain because laminate is stain resistant. If you’re still concerned about spills and crumbs, place an area rug underneath your kitchen table.
Another perfect place for white is your bedroom. This room is very special and if you were dreaming about white bedroom, you should follow your dreams. White flooring is like a canvas, you can be very creative here. Another big plus – white rooms are timeless and extremely elegant. Nothing feels more cozy, comforting, and home-y than a fresh clean room. This can will be fabulous solution not only for your bedroom but also kids rooms even nursery!
The Living Room
Do you have one room in your home that’s filled with sunshine and bright light? Compliment that luminous glow with light colors. Your floors are just the beginning. White rooms are perfect for reading and relaxing. With this unique décor, you can unwind in a place that’s filled with warmth. Add in accents of yellow or red to make the room come to life. For contrast, you can have dark walls or dark furniture to bring a unique element and dimension to your space.
And Note About Cleaning
It’s important to answer the elephant in the room – cleaning your white floors.
Laminate flooring is one of the easiest floors to clean. Using a damp rag or mop, you can quickly wipe up footprints, mud, dirt, and the inevitable spill on your flooring. There are also extra cleaning materials available for those stains that are a little harder to combat.
If something truly does go wrong with your white floors and a few planks get damaged, replace them! Laminate flooring makes that easier than you might think. By replacing only the damaged planks (which can be done in one afternoon) you save money and keep your floors looking great for the long run.
White flooring can be used in rustic, modern, contemporary, or traditional rooms. Have you installed white flooring in your home?
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