Low- and zero-VOC hardwood finishing program expands with architect’s visionCincinnati Architect Adam Fosnaugh was in awe of a wood floor made in Denmark. It was the look he wanted for the first floor of the Clifton home he and his wife are remodeling. Could we recreate this aesthetic?, he asked.
It was White Oak plank, bleached in color, not too white, but no yellow tones that are typical with traditional hardwood finishes. Oh and yes, it had to be low- or zero-VOC. Adam is a LEED AP at MSA Architects. His wife, Margot, is a chemical engineer and air quality consultant, and they have a 1-1/2-year-old daughter.
Indoor-air quality, in addition to the perfect color, also would be important for the cork flooring they would select for the second floor.
Weigh all the finishing options before selecting grey hardwood flooring
By definition, grey is: Of a neutral tone, intermediate between black and white. It has no hue and reflects and transmits only a little light.
This line from the dictionary does little to explain the dramatic, contemporary looks grey flooring can create in a room.But discerning homeownersfrequently are choosing it for their walls and floors in everything from tile to hardwood.
The grey porcelain tile photos in the post are from a bathroom with a zero-entry shower. The shades of grey and white throughout the room are a popular look.