Are whitewashed wood floors harder to clean than regular wood floors?

A whitewashed wood floor can give a bit of brightness to a dark room, as well as a rustic quality to your room.

  • A whitewashed wood floor that gets a lot of use should have a protective sealant applied to it. This will seal the surface and make it easier to clean. A sealer such as latex varnish is a good choice to water seal and protect the surface.
  • An unsealed floor may be harder to clean since scrubbing or a lot of mopping can wear the whitewash from the floor and make it necessary to touch it up or replace it.
  • A whitewashed wood floor may not be a good choice for a high traffic area.