I’m not sure when my love of painted floors began, but I think it had something to do with my grandmother’s squeaky clean basement floors that she painted battleship gray. Her basement was hands down, the cleanest basement I’ve ever seen. There wasn’t a spiderweb in sight, no stacked boxes of stored stuff, and had beautiful light from a door that led to the backyard. I don’t see too many painted floors in houses I visit and I’m not sure why. I have them throughout my own home and they’re so easy to clean and maintain.
I’ve gathered some favorite painted floors from Houzz to share with you today. Let me know what you think! (Note: To pin the embedded images from Houzz below, please click on the photos to be taken where they reside.)
A cozy coastal entryway wears a cool shade of blue on the floor. Sand from the beach is easy to sweep up on a bare floor like this. Carpeting would be a nightmare for the carefree lifestyle that comes with a beach-side home.
If you think painted floors are only for casual homes, think again! Black paint adds elegance to this grand house.
Are you a fan of patterned floors? One of my childhood friends had a black and white checkerboard floor in her historic home’s kitchen that I thought was so cool.
If you prefer a softer look, consider adding a gray and white checkerboard pattern.
A Gustavian style dining room wears the same shade of gray as my grandmother’s basement floors. What’s great about painted floors is they don’t stain like carpeting and are easier to clean. And if the floor happens to chip, you simply give it a paint touch-up. Although I have to say, some of the most beautiful painted floors are slightly weathered and worn.
If you love color in your home, look no further than painted floors! There are so many ways to embellish your floors with paint. And if you get tired of the color, it’s easy to change it … unlike carpet that has to be removed and replaced.
I love classic white floors! When I pulled out the carpet from our old farmhouse, I found white painted floors underneath. I ended up painting them chocolate brown to add drama to my rooms. One of my favorite consignment stores has white painted floors and every time I go there, I tell my hubby that I want white weathered floors. Plus I love the way wood furniture looks atop white flooring.
Another fun checkerboard floor, proving that small spaces can wear cheerful patterns too!
How about striped painted floors with a fun star medallion?
If you like the look of painted floors but you’re nervous about touching your wood floors with a paint brush, consider painting a porch floor. You can use porch floor paint both inside and out.
So what do you think? Are painted floors something you’d consider adding to your home?