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post #21 of 24
Are the tiles you have in there peeling up or are they just really grungy looking? A friend of mine just painted her's. She did it in a black and white checker pattern, taping along the edges of the tiles to give a clean line. She used melomine(?) primer and paint. It looks great and didn't cost very much.

It took her 2 days. The first day she primed in the morning and painted it all white in the afternoon, the second day she taped and painted the black squares. If you were doing a solid colour it would just take a day.
post #22 of 24

Floor Paint

When we moved into a house with paint spattered old vinyl floors, we simply painted 'em. We used heavy duty old based floor paint, the kind you find on porch and basement floors. You can get it at any paint store. It typically comes in dark red, dark green and slate grey (sometimes nautical blue). It is very important to clean the floor with a de-greaser like TSP for a longer lasting paint job. This was pretty easy and cheap and worked for us.
post #23 of 24
Whether or not you'd like this definitely depends on your personal style, but I have friend who covered the kitchen and bathroom floors in her apartment with oilcloth, and it looks awesome, was cheap and easy, and is very easy to clean.
post #24 of 24

I definitely would stay away from indoor/outdoor carpet in the kitchen.  It was already here when we moved in 12 years ago and it is looking really bad.  I'm looking at new flooring now to replace it and trying to decide the best way to go.  Unfortunately, the previous owners glued the carpet to the existing floor.  Who does that anyway??

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