white-washed wood flooring

Project Log: White-Washed Character White Oak Flooring

Anthology Woods teams up with DIY'S "Bath Crashers" with beautiful results!

When the team at Bath Crashers reached out to Anthology Woods seeking "Wood with a Story" for their "Ombre Tub" episode taking aim at a modern rustic feel with a bit of "farmhouse" influence, our immediate response was "YES -- What do you have in mind?"  Working together in support of their goals & needs, we quickly navigated to a product that would meet their vision for aesthetics,  speedy shipment (things happen FAST in TV land!!), and budget. 

Products making their television debut in this project were Anthology Woods Northwest Blend (a naturally weathered wood installed on a section of the ceiling, unfinished) and the extremely hard & durable Left Coast White Oak, a unique species growing only in a narrow strip of Oregon and bit in California & Washington (installed for the flooring, finished with Rubio Monocoat White natural oil).  The homeowners were able to easily apply the finish themselves prior to installing the floor, and the zero VOC nature of the oil insured it was safe to move right in!  The White tint to the oil gives a subtle white-washed look to the floors while maintaining a natural look and a supple feel underfoot.  For information about finish options, please read our blog entry about Poly vs. Oil.

The couple participating in the episode loved their floor so much they decided to add more, installing it in their master bedroom, as well!  The rich character of this natural Oak in a flat sawn (the old "European" way to cut Oak) wood product adds a timeless element & warmth to the feel of the space.  Finishing out the details of the room, the Bath Crashers team added natural marble in the shower with tones of white & gray, and apron-front vanity sinks for extra charm.  Looking closely at the grain, you'll see cathedral patterns in many boards, along with a great mix of flat grain with rift areas as well.

If you'd like to create a similar look in a project you are working on, or collaborate on a custom creation, please contact Anthology Woods for more information.  We would love to partner with you!

Hot White Wash Takes Heirloom Woods To Contemporary Cool

Soft grays, tans, and creams in reclaimed & sustainable woods give a neutral base:

In case you missed our recent email announcement about our white-washed wood collection, here it is!  We're so excited to share these gorgeous looks in reclaimed and sustainably sourced woods with you, and will be happy to support your projects with these distinctive wood looks.

Pearly Teak is a solid reclaimed white-washed wood suitable for vertical services like walls and exterior siding, as well as ceilings & soffits.  It is 100% post-consumer reclaimed, and with the heavy white wash looks amazingly refined & sophisticated!  Ask us about a similar product for flooring, as well.

Reclaimed Heritage Oak Reserve: Fletcher is a blend of Red & White Oak with a fumed body, wire brush, and multi-step white washed finish.  The finish softens the look from antique rustic to a more muted, refined & relaxed appearance.  At home in a classic chateau as well as a Manhattan penthouse.  This look is available both solid and engineered for flooring, walls, and ceilings, and a range of widths may be specified.  if you prefer a cleaner look, it can be provided on new wood, too.

Left Coast Reserve Oak: Zane Grey begins on flat-sawn (aka plain-sawn or European-cut Oak) Oregon White Oak, prized for hardness & durability (it is about 25% harder than standard Oak).  A fuming treatment reacts with the natural tannins in the wood to produce the gray and tan tones, and finally we finish with a natural white oil finish.  Available solid or engineered, with certified wood as an option.  

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