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    Painted floors - it's officially a trend!

    By Jemma
    Mar 24, '20 10:24 AM EST

    If you’re an avid home décor magazine fiend, or if you spend your evenings checking out #InteriorDesign on Instagram, you will have noticed painted floors exploding in popularity.

    Painted floors make a lot of sense on a number of levels. You can lift your room in a budget-friendly way, express your personality and create an easy to maintain floor. In addition to these benefits, you can also employ a host of tricks and optical illusions to make your room appear lighter, wider or more spacious!

    Nonetheless, floor painting is a bold decision, so you’ll want to get it right. The first things to consider are what colour or pattern appeals to you, and what suits the character of the room. Here are some ideas to get you started:

    Geometric: When you think about it, there’s little to lose by striking out boldly with strong, eye-catching geometry. The best-case scenario is that you’ll create a vibrant and striking room that isn’t replicated anywhere else. The worst-case scenario is that it doesn’t quite work, and in which case, you can just paint straight over it.

    Bold colour: There are some obvious perks to painting the floor of a room with one vivid colour. You can stay on the leading edge of fashion without having to invest enormous amounts into tiling. Just choose the colour of the moment that most appeals to you, and ta-da! Instant update.

    Keeping it cool: If you are drawn to neutral interiors, why not apply your preferred tones to all surfaces? Walls, floor, ceiling, window frames etc. Keep everything in the same colour spectrum and your room will look incredibly chic.

    Taking it outside: Maintaining painted surfaces against the elements can be really difficult (i.e. near impossible), but with innovative products, like Millboard’s Brushed Basalt decking, you can continue the trend outdoors with no fuss. Millboard’s painted wood effect is the most authentic available and needs next to no maintenance.

    Your options are limitless: You don’t need to restrict yourself to painting wood. If your tiles or vinyl need a pick-me-up, the quickest way to achieve that is by buying some stencils and a couple of colours that you like, and spending an afternoon making your floor look like new!

    Jackson Pollock it: Splatter paint floors make a huge statement. They also cover a multitude of not-great-floor-surface sins. Bizarrely, the Victorians pioneered splatter-painted floors, but the fashion fell out of vogue until about five minutes ago – expect to see them soar in number over the next few years.

    Whatever your style inclinations, the surest route to project success is to prepare your surfaces first. Ensure that your surface is buffed to perfection and primed with an appropriate product, like this primer undercoat paint. Once you’re ready to go, choose hardwearing paint (yacht paints can actually be the best, rather than standard interior paints), and finish your masterpiece with a coat of polyurethane sealer.

    Just remember not to paint yourself into a corner, and have fun!

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    • Harapan Jaya

      Very nice pic

      Mar 28, 20 12:45 pm  · 
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