- Stenciled Floors: The Best of Today's Designs - Bob Vila
Here’s an example of a pattern that was blown up to create a larger scale overall design. You can experiment with finishing techniques when painting. Applying a single base coat will let the woodgrain show through to provide a softer, more worn-in look. Multiple coats will make the pattern more defined. For a how-to on this floor, see Paisley Wallpaper.