In the past, I have mentioned that I want dark (really dark) wood floors like you see below. Where you see the hash marks above, which is what I always refer to as the main living areas, is what we would like to cover in wood. We also thought about including our master bedroom as dark like the one you see below...
Well, we have priced it first at what we really want and then at what would be practical. Neither one is really a cost effective choice for us right now. So I got the idea to paint the concrete?!!! Just to live with for now because the white "Triple B Threat" (blah, boring, and builder grade) carpet in not working for us with four young kids. Well, a few things run through:
- How safe it will be?
- How commercial it will look?
- How maintainable it is?
I just really would like to know your opinions on this to help me out a little with the decision we have made.
We have already decided to go for it, but not before I do lots of research, in July! This is what I do know I am looking for:
- A finished look
- More of a matte and not too glossy
- Nothing marble or inconsistent
- Not too industrial
So here is where I just did some research on the look that I am going for:
So now you can get a feel of what I am wanting. Now lets take a look at some photos of really cool painted floors:
This, I have always loved! The stenciling added so much character yet it did not overtake the room like the black and white would. Just the right amount of charm!
This steals my heart. I actually appreciate the glossy effect in here because it looks like you could walk on water. Aqua in this white kitchen is just sooooo...right!
This is so rustically pretty to me because the floor actually looks like poured concrete with a gentle white floral stenciling on top. I love it!
So please give me your opinions on what I should do or think about if you have been there done that!