The existing yellow pine flooring on our second story is, well, yellow. We’ve sampled many off-the-shelf stains and they all come out a strong yellow-orange color – something I’m personally not too crazy about.
Painting our second story’s existing pine wood floors is something we’re I’m considering. (Blaine is on the fence.) The decision must be made soon!
In the 1700s when decoratively painted walls became popular, the same idea applied to wood floors. When carpet became economically available, wood floors that were not painted were meant to be covered in carpet. The idea of painted wood floors has been around for centuries, but today I am getting a lot of flak for this consideration, even from our own flooring crew! But why? What is so sacrilegious about painting wood floors today? Could it be a big mistake?
Am I crazy for wanting to paint our old yellow pine floors? I would love to hear your thoughts on this topic! (Comments are welcome below.)
By the way, our new white oak flooring is being installed downstairs week!