White painted floors are a trend I'm fearful of. First and foremost, it's a semipermanent look that may go out of style in no time. Secondly, while plenty of hardwood floors are trashed after years of wear and tear, that's not to say they can't be repaired with some TLC. Thirdly, dirt and scuff marks are magnified against the white background.
All that said, these floors do look magnificent, don't they? (Admittedly, they've been shined and perfectly well-lit for a shelter magazine shoot.)
How do you feel about the trend? Would you consider painting yours white?