8 Unique Flooring Ideas from Rate My Space
Talk about making a great first impression! At first glance, this parquet floor looks like tile, but it's actually made up of alternating strips of maple and walnut. Each "tile" measures 13" x 13" and is composed of four strips of hardwood laid side by side. Installing this floor in the traditional parquet method was a painstaking process but the high-end look is certainly worth the trouble.
Design by Rate My Space user, October Road.
Want a really unique floor? Well, if you're handy with a paintbrush then a painted floor may be in your future. The look is one-of-a-kind and, despite appearances, is not that hard to accomplish. The key is in proper preparation: the most important step is to first thoroughly remove the polyurethane or varnish protecting the wood's surface, sand smooth, then prime with an oil-based primer. Now comes, the fun part: unleash your creativity and add the pattern of your choosing with paints made specifically for floors.
Design by Rate My Space user, Fauxdesign.