Today’s homeowner has a lot of options for painted floors. For starters, painting is no longer restricted just to wood floors—concrete and linoleum are also good candidates for a paint makeover, which opens up possibilities in kitchens, bathrooms, foyers, basements, and even outdoor living areas.
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 all-over 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, check out the online tutorials included with many of these fantastic painted floors. With luck, you’ll find a style you love achievable with a little painter’s tape, stencils, and special floor paint to help you achieve a project with a pro finish.