When I wrote about the process of my painted kitchen floors, I had no idea it would be such a huge hit. It is by far my most popular post and I thought it was high time to give you all an update about how they’re holding up.
After all, it’s been almost a year and a half now and I don’t know about you, but I am always curious to hear how projects hold up after lots of use and abuse. Yes, in my houseful of boys and a dog, you can be sure “abuse” it the right word. 😉
Painted Kitchen Floors – Update!
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What everyone wants to know about my painted kitchen floors – was it worth it?
To this, I say a hearty, “YES!!”
Honestly, I’m really happy with how they’ve held up. When I painted them, I told myself that even if I only got a couple good years out of this paint, I’d be happy. Now that we’re a year and a half in, I wanted to show you how they’re doing.
Painted Kitchen Floors – How do they look now?
I think they’re holding up amazingly well, considering all the traffic, use, and abuse they get. We are, after all, a family of six (plus our sweet dog). And we use this kitchen all day, every day. I work from home and my boys eat all. the. time. No, seriously. 😉
Is there any evidence of wear? Of course there is. I always have something on my feet…hard-soled slippers in the winter and sandals in the warmer months. Because of this, you can see exactly where I do 98% of my kitchen work. But you know what? That’s the ONLY place where you can see wear on this whole floor. You can barely see it from here, as you walk into the room… (top left corner of the floor)
but in the close-up here (standing right above it), it’s obvious. The light grey is showing through the dark grey since that was the base color of the whole floor and in the light stripes, you can see the color of the original floor peeking through. You can see the entire process and the ugly “befores” here.
Now, my guess is if I didn’t constantly wear something on my feet, this one spot would not have worn nearly as fast. In fact, I’m guessing it would look much like the rest of the floor – where you can’t see any signs of wear whatsoever.
If I knew then what I know now, would I still have painted them?
One hundred percent, without a doubt, absolutely YES!! A thousand times, yes! Even though this one spot is showing signs of wear, the floor still looks a bazillion times better than it did before.
Would I still recommend this method to anyone who hates their current flooring situation? Yes. It STILL cost a *fraction* of what it would have cost to replace the whole floor. It STILL took less than a weekend to completely update the look of our floors. It STILL was a great way to cover a floor I hated.
I’d do it all again in a heartbeat. This paint is amazing and I shout it’s wonders from the rooftops. 😀 One of my favorite “on the cheap” updates.
Oh! And you CAN get this paint color-matched – even on Amazon. Just contact the seller (he has told me I can tell you this), tell him what color you want and he will mix it up for you. I love this feature.
I hope this answers your burning questions of whether painting these floors was worth it! It’s a great solution to get you through a few more years before you have to shell out the big bucks to replace flooring. 🙂
Wishing you all the best in your DIY endeavors!
You’ve got this.