Sweet paint-by-letters floor in a nautically-inspired nursery. Odeedoh
The large percentage of a room's surface area is the floor. Why not have fun with it? Add color? Make a statement? Painted floors are now entirely possible with healthy and durable floor paints that are easy to maintain.
Given the expense of the reclaimed antique heart pine and stone flooring on the main level of THE CONCORD GREEN HEALTHY HOME, money will be saved by painting remnant oak strip on the second level, and the subflooring itself in the attic loft. Plus, painted floors will lend a lovely cottage feel to all of those spaces.
The overscale diamond pattern still lets the wood grain peek through. Cottage Living
Go to town with stenciled floors in eye-catching patterns. Stencil Gallery.
Traditionally, painted floors are painted first, and then topcoated with high-VOC polyurethane for protection. Not in our project. We are currently testing two healthy floor paint options, neither of which require a separate topcoat.
ECOS Floor Paint - non-toxic floor paint from the UK, currently opening up production in the States.
Ivy Coatings Floor Plus - Low-VOC paint
Check back soon for the results of our testing.