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Be Inspired: 8 Unique Flooring Ideas From Rate My Space

Eight HGTV fans think outside the box to create eye-catching flooring.

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Photo 2 of 8A painted area rug is a great cover-up for sections of hardwood that have seen better days.

Painted Perfection (2 of 8)

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 contributor fauxdesign.

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