Photo Courtesy of Abigail Batchelder via Flickr - License

Photo Courtesy of Abigail Batchelder via Flickr – License

Part of the joy of homeownership comes from being able to decorate your space in whatever way you see fit. Each home can be made truly unique, expressing the owner’s style, personality, and even emotions. Because not everyone has the same taste in home décor, we recommend looking outside the box for new ideas to give your home its own character. A personal favorite of ours is painting floors. Yes, many people have wooden floors that are stained, but many fewer have floors that are painted. When this technique is performed by a painter who is experienced in finishing floors, the end result is a uniquely beautiful surface that adds value to your home. Let”™s take a look at some of the advantages of painted floors.

Add Some Character to Dull Rooms

The wide range of color choices and gloss levels that paint offers gives homeowners a secret weapon when it comes to livening up a room. Rooms such as the bathroom or laundry room are often accepted as relatively mundane areas not worth extensively decorating. And even if you don”™t feel the need to put extra effort into one of these rooms, a simple painted stencil design applied to the floor can bring some life to an otherwise overlooked space. These spaces don”™t need to be overly expressive, but a pleasant looking floor can make a load of laundry slightly more enjoyable.

Hide Imperfections

In older homes, it”™s not uncommon for wooden flooring to show signs of wear. Scrapes, scratches, chips, and dings are all very common on aged floors and can reduce a home”™s aesthetic appeal. Because paint creates an external layer, as opposed to stain”™s tendency to penetrate wood, these imperfections are easily obscured by a painted floor. This technique is especially useful when dealing with worn stair cases. Excessive foot traffic over a small area makes stairs prone to showing their age, but a few coats of paint can easily have them looking new again.


The biggest advantage of using paint for your floors is its versatility. Any number of patterns can be added to any room in the house, adding a level of character that non-painted floors just can”™t offer. A stunningly intricate design can be painted in an entryway, or a playful paint splatter can give a child’s room a whimsical feel. What”™s more, all of this can be easily and affordably repainted whenever your design has worn out its welcome.

The next time you need to refinish your floors or simply want to enhance your home’s character, consider looking into painted floors. Done right, this method can elevate a space to the next level. If this sounds like something you”™re interested in, keep us in mind when the time comes to paint your floors. Our experts are skilled in a variety of techniques that will have your floors and your home looking beautiful in no time.