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Ways to make wooden floors look less......wooden

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  • 26-08-2010 12:46pm
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    Moderators, Recreation & Hobbies Moderators Posts: 4,490 Mod ✭✭✭✭


    Hello,

    I'm trying to do up a house that is in bad need of some modernizing. Back when everyone was throwing out carpets a few years ago this house too lost all its carpety warmth. So now I have a house with all wooden floors and I'm sick of them.

    Is it possible to paint wooden floors? I can't really put down a carpet as I have bad asthma. I think I remember someone once painting them cream, but I possibly imagined it.

    Any suggestions? Or should I just invest in some rugs?

    Thanks


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  • Registered Users Posts: 305 ✭✭niamh4626


    I find rugs are great. I have oak flooring in my living room and it seemed very cold with the wood furniture but them my beau bought me a fluffy rug to go under my coffee table and its much homelier now!! I do know Ikea have a very large selection of rugs in at the moment (if your around the Dublin area) but I guess many furniture/interior stores would have them too.

    Good luck!!

    PS: I wouldn't go painting them, they look awful IMO.....


  • Moderators, Recreation & Hobbies Moderators Posts: 4,490 Mod ✭✭✭✭dory


    Yea, I had a hunch painting them would be the wrong way to go. Just trying to get ideas how to make the place look more homely with my minimal furnishings.

    Thanks for your input!


  • Registered Users Posts: 305 ✭✭niamh4626


    I'll try and take a photo this evening and PM it to a so you can have a look... I'll do a 'before' and 'after' shot!!!:D


  • Moderators, Recreation & Hobbies Moderators Posts: 4,490 Mod ✭✭✭✭dory


    niamh4626 wrote: »
    I'll try and take a photo this evening and PM it to a so you can have a look... I'll do a 'before' and 'after' shot!!!:D

    Brilliant thanks! I was going to post a photo of my living but I felt I get some abuse over how terrible it looks (I haven't moved in yet!).


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,291 ✭✭✭Dinkie


    I have wooden floors everywhere except the stairs (allergies).

    When I moved in I revarnished some floors and painted others. I love it. They look better then I could have imagined. A house can look warm with wooden floors, it just depends on the furniture and the colour of the walls.

    I also think that painted floors can make a place look more modern.

    Google painted floors and you will see some gorg options.


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  • Moderators, Recreation & Hobbies Moderators Posts: 4,490 Mod ✭✭✭✭dory


    Thanks, I've looked into painted wooden floors. The two main recommendations I see are paint if you don't intend on reselling and/or if it's an old cottage style house. I fit the bill on both of those counts so I may consider it.


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