Painted Floors-via Santa Rosa Interior Design

Painted Floors-via Santa Rosa Interior Design

Painted floors are in again! And not just for the reasons you think.

solid painted floor-image via NYTimes Miami Bungalow article

It used to be that we painted a floor because it was the least expensive thing to do. While that still works today, here are some other reasons you might consider painting over wood or a plywood sub-floor:

  • To make a bold color statement
  • To create a design statement
  • To make old floors look cool

    stenciled patterns, all color or one color-image via In Honor of Design blog

  • Instead of a rug to delineate seating areas or room dividers
  • I like to create patterns between rooms that are open to one another, instead of inlaid wood
  • To paint stairs, solid, stripe or to look like a runner

    Looks like a runner to me-image via Apartment Therapy

  • They can of course be painted in shiny epoxy paint, or a regular floor paint that will age over time
  • And of course instead of compromising on the flooring you really want, paint it until you can get what you want!
  • And I love painted floors outside on porches and lanai’s
So the question I have, is…would you paint your floors? Especially over wood? Leave me a comment below, I’d love to hear!




  1. Lyn Higgs 10 years ago

    Irene–have already commented on painting the floors BUT just watched the video on floor patterns are they are absolutely beautiful–it would be hard to decide which one is the most outstanding–this is getting filed in the archives for further reference!! thanks

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      Irene Turner 10 years ago

      Thanks as always for stopping by and leaving me with your thoughtful and very supportive words Lyn, I always appreciate it. And yes, on the east coast we saw much more of this, that’s for sure

  2. Connie Lee 10 years ago

    I would and I have. I rented an apartment in Chelsea that had horrible brown painted floors so I painted them black and it looked great. The area rugs really popped against the black.

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