painting – Creative flooring
painting is a very popular kind of floor designing technique these
days. There are a number of possibilities with floor painting,
primarily with the color combinations, designs and patterns to
be chosen etc. This you cannot do with tiles, as they are pre
customized, and designed before hand. You can decorate your home
floors with stunning paints and varnishes that will give it a
very new and refreshing look. And what’s more, this is one
of the most inexpensive ways of flooring too. Before beginning
the act you will have to take a few precautions and prepare the
surface that you will be painting. Following is the procedure
of how you could begin the task –
painting – Surface preparation and precautions
One precaution that has to be taken before beginning the painting
is to remove the dust and stains that have been stuck to your
floor. Once you are done with this, begin with preparing the surface.
Here’s how you could do it –
• Sandpaper the surface of the wood, wash it with detergent
and water, and vacuum clean the entire area.
• Apply a wood/cement primer depending on what your surface
• Begin painting. If you want a satin finish you could use
latex floor paints, while if you prefer a glossy finish you could
go for alkyd or polyurethane floor paints.
• The paint takes roughly 3 days to dry, so lock up that
room and make sure no one goes in there.
Make sure you do not avoid any of these activities, to ensure
a long lasting effect.
painting – Suitability
Floor painting is suitable on two types of floors. Following are
the two types –
• Cement and concrete floors – make sure that concrete
floors are checked for extra moisture before the coating begins.
This is extremely important.
• Wood or timbre floors – painting wood floors, although
inexpensive, tends to get cold in the winter, thus might be harsh
for those preferring to roam around bare feet at home.
surface preparation and painting techniques for these are slightly
different from one another.
are many more flooring articles in our flooring
section. There is more specific information in the links at
the beginning of this article. They can guide you where you need
The difference is more than you think, or maybe not!
Carpet is best!
There is nothing like walking barefoot on great carpet
for Hardwood is easier than you think.
Just vacuum and you are done.