Floors on Acid, Renovator’s Edition: Remodelista

Acid washed wood floors

The onetime crack house was in a desperate state of disrepair, but Carolyn was intent on salvaging as much as possible including the floors. She was happy to discover that the original wood flooring was fir (vertical grain Douglas fir to be precise), a superior and more durable wood to pine that was typically used in houses of the period. To create a uniform but variegated look, she used an iron sulfate wash on the wood with the help of Alan Booth of Napa Floor Company.

metal-clad fir wood floor

via Floors on Acid, Renovator’s Edition: Remodelista.