I am a sucker for cool flooring. My dream apartment is covered in these amazing naturally curved hardwood floorboards and these handmade Moroccan cement tiles. That apartment is not in my cards anytime soon, though, so in the meantime I'm immensely cheered by these creative DIY flooring projects. Who knew that concrete had so much potential? Who gave damaged wood floors the last word? If you have time and painting skills, this could be your answer to dingy bathroom tile.
1. Hand-Printed Patterned Floor. This project uses custom stencils and paint. That's it!
2. A Screen-Printed Bathroom Floor. It's not tile, and it's not linoleum. In this DIY project, Rachel uses screenprinted art paper to cover her paint-splattered plywood floor.
3. How To Repaint and Stencil Ugly Rental Vinyl Tile Flooring. Unplggd's managing editor Gregory Han transformed his rental bathroom in this project. A definite must-see.
4. Painted Concrete Floors. Industrial-looking concrete is softened and personalized with painted vines.
5. Painted and Patterned Wood Floors. The cheeriest room you ever did see, thanks to yellow floors and large scale flower patterns.
6. A Painted Plywood Floor. If you're not into flowers and swirls, try something a bit more mod and geometric, like this!
7. Black and White Stripe Linoleum Floor. Orlando bought linoleum floor panels in bulk and then cut and laid them in a striped pattern right on top of her existing linoleum!
8. The Painted Porch Rug. This porch redo was done in 48 hours for under $500.
9. Damaged Wood Floors...Covered. Designer Nora Fleming didn't have the budget to refinish her wood floors, so instead she strategically painted wide stripes to cover up any damaged areas.
10. DIY Concrete-Looking Foor. Daniel and Valeria of Hindsvik painted their vinyl flooring tiles to look like concrete for a clean, unfussy appearance.
(Image: 1. Craft; 2. Lazy Cozy/Apartment Therapy; 3. Gregory Han; 4. Transparent House/Re-Nest; 5. Paisley Wallpaper; 6. Kim Rosen/Apartment Therapy; 7. Design*Sponge; 8. Making It Lovely; 9. Orange Beautiful; 10. Hindsvik )