Does your floor need a new look? Instead of replacing it with costly broadloom or hardwood, consider painting it. Today’s homeowner has a lot options for painted floors. Painting is no longer restricted just to wood floors—concrete and linoleum are also good candidates for a paint makeover, which works well in kitchens, bathrooms, living areas, and front halls. If you’re thinking of painting the floor of one or more rooms in your home, keep a few things in mind before you start. First, consider color: While a light color on a floor may brighten up a dark space, if it’s in a high traffic area, it will show dirt more easily. Pattern is another important decision. It's faster and easier to apply one allover floor color, but a repeating pattern or central painted design can be striking and dynamic. Do you want to do it yourself, or hire a professional? If your budget makes this a DIY job, there are many online tutorials as well as special tools and stencil kits to help your project look fabulous.