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Tips for budget-friendly floor projects

by Homes Of Distinction Realty 02/14/2022

With so many DIY options available, it’s never been easier to tackle your home’s flooring projects. However, there are a few key items to remember, such as material cost and experience required for installation.

Here are some ideas for cheap flooring ideas you can DIY:

Paint your linoleum or laminate flooring

It’s simple to dress up drab linoleum floors with a bit of paint. Durable floor paint adds a new color or refreshes the original color to hide imperfections. For this floor project, use an all-purpose interior paint primer and the floor paint of your choosing. Flex your creativity and use painter’s tape or stencils to create your own designs.

Try vinyl floor stickers

Vinyl stickers are a quick way to transform your floor for less, while still getting the vinyl floors you want. You can buy sets of peel-and-stick faux tiles in a wide variety of colors, patterns and textures. This is an especially good floor project option for those who want a big change without a big commitment or bill.

If you get tired of the vinyl, you can pull them back up and replace them with a new design anytime. Vinyl floor stickers cost less per square foot than other flooring materials, and significantly less than tearing up the entire existing floor.

Pour a concrete overlay

If you prefer the industrial design style or simply want a cheap flooring option that’s virtually indestructible, try a concrete floor. DIY concrete mix is available at every major hardware or home improvement store and is less costly than other floor materials.

Remove the existing flooring and add your concrete overlay in thin layers until you achieve the desired thickness. Concrete also has the advantage of being versatile. If you don’t like the original color, there are a variety of stain and color options to explore.

No matter which flooring material you prefer, DIY flooring projects are the most affordable way to go. Consider these ideas for your next DIY floor project.