Hardwood Flooring Contractors
Worn and faded hardwood floors can drag down the look of a room. But having scuffed floors sanded down and re-stained can be expensive and messy.
One alternative that’s gaining popularity: painting older hardwood floors. You can add solid color, stripes, or any imaginable stenciled or hand-drawn patterns to a floor.
There’s actually a long tradition of painted wooden floors in American homes, said Tom Silva, general contractor on the long-running PBS television series This Old House. One hundred years ago, paint was considered a practical way to protect floors and add some beauty in the process.
In a survey done this month of more than 1,200 users on the home-improvement website Houzz.com, 15 percent said they’re ready to make the leap to painting while 85 percent were still more comfortable with stained wood floors. But Houzz editor Sheila Schmitz said some of the site’s members who have embraced painted floors have done so with real creativity.