Painted floors in the U.S. date back to the 18th century. With flooring options like carpets and rugs well beyond the budgets of most ordinary folks back then, they had to devise other ways to jazz up their wood flooring.
Well, the tradition of painted floors has taken quite a few colorful turns since those early days, ranging from the simple coat of paint that enlivens a kitchen or makes a bedroom sunnier, to more intricate stenciled-on designs that give rooms a more spacious, visually interesting feel.
If you’re intrigued by the idea of painting your floors, don’t be deterred because you don’t have hardwoods. You can do a ton of creative things with your vinyl, ceramic tile and concrete floors. We saw so many cool ideas for painted floors out there it was hard to choose just a few. Here are some we couldn’t help but share.