Help me improve my floor!
May 26, 2011 7:06 PM Subscribe
Can we paint our dull, lousy-looking laminated timber floors?
posted by lottie to home & garden (8 answers total)
We have fake timber floors made with laminated timber sheeting, which look like this
, a relic of the not-so-terrific renovation efforts of the previous owners. They're not particularly realistic looking and have become dull looking. Since we've gussied up everything else around them I have began to wonder if there is anything I can do to smarten up the appearance of the boards in general, since we can't afford to tear them up and lay down real timber.
Can we paint them? Can we spruce them up with a lick of a gloss polypropylene varnish?
The flooring is a reddish-brown and I would like to either darken them with a glossy finish, or just give them a simple coat of gloss if adding a colour is unwise.
Has anyone had any success with doing somehting like this? I'd be so grateful for the advice of anyone handier than I am.
I should also say that it's a high-traffic area, and we're not interested in carpeting or seagrass for reasons of cats and children.