Need a New Look for Your Floors? Just Add Paint

Posted by Paige Thomas ~ January 9, 2009

This year, everyone is looking for ways to add to their home without breaking the bank. If you have wood floors, you'd be surprised at the options you have for updating them. Don't think you lack options when it comes to refinishing your floors...here are some cool out of the box ideas for spicing up the area under your feet.

Dark Paint or Varnish on Floors

Want beautiful dark work floors yourself? Here's a tip from Remodelista that I liked:

"To achieve a noirish effect, consider painting your wood floors with high performance, marine-grade Hollandlac Paint from Fine Paints of Europe. For a super-shiny look, top with a marine-grade clear varnish. We like black for the floors and Espresso for the walls."

Stencil on Floors

On DesignSponge, the owner of these smartly stenciled floors said she chose this project as a temporary fix before she has the time (and money!) to refinish her floors completely. I love the look, and it's a smart temporary fix, or permanent one.

**UPDATE**: One more look to add to the post....just stumbled across this lighter, less modern, and more minimal use of paint on floors via Country Living.

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