From condos created in an old factory in South Dallas to affordable duplex property on the west side of Fort Worth, Dallas/Fort Worth homeowners and landlords are forgoing carpets for painted floors. No matter what kind of floor your home currently has, you have a variety of options to help you transform a room with new, easy-care flooring.
Painting Existing Floors
Painted floors are a great option if you have wood floors. Refinishing hardwood floors is expensive and time consuming. With some paint and stencils, you can create a look that is perfect for a modern room. Popular designs include Moroccan prints, chevrons, stripes, flowers and more. Many designs echo vintage wallpaper styles, like floral damask. If parts of your wood floor are damaged, you can even create designs, like stripes, to cover the unsightly parts and leave stripes of the natural wood.
Did you know that you can paint vinyl tile? This style of painted floor gives you the opportunity to update a dingy, old vinyl covering without the hassle of ripping it up and reinstalling new tiles. You can even paint vinyl to look like wood or stained concrete.
Homeowners and builders are increasingly installing stained concrete floors. These painted floors are cost-effective and sought after by home buyers who are trying to keep their homes as chemical- and allergen-free as possible. Stained concrete doesn’t have formaldehyde and other chemicals found in carpet and hardwood flooring. Mold won’t grow on it, and pollen can be easily swept away.
Stained concrete gives you many options. You can choose from a wide variety of colors. You can create patterns or a multicolored focal point in the middle or your entryway or living room. Always wanted a slate, marble, sandstone, or travertine floor? You can have the look with stained concrete at a fraction of the cost.
A little-known benefit of a concrete floor is energy savings. Concrete absorbs the heat or the cooling in your home and slowly releases it over time. That means that your floor will help keep your home cool during the summer and warm during the winter months. Some estimates in energy savings are as high as 25 percent.
One of the things homeowners love about stained concrete flooring is its durability and low maintenance. It can’t be scuffed or scratched like vinyl or even hardwood. You never have to refinish it. Most companies who install stained concrete flooring give homeowners a lifetime warranty. Whether you opt for a painting over wood or vinyl or installing a stained concrete floor, caring for your floor is easy. Routine maintenance is simply sweeping, vacuuming and mopping. To keep the shine of the concrete floor, you may want to buff or re-polish it over time.