Asked on Feb 12, 2020

How can I make over my floors for under $100?

BetsyPamelaKathy Gunter Law


13 answers
    on Feb 12, 2020

    We did these floors in our bathroom for about $50. They look great!

  • Morgan McBride
    on Feb 12, 2020

    What is under your current floors? Concrete perhaps? You could stain it for an industrial look.

  • Gk
    on Feb 12, 2020

    Hello Lyn! What size is your room? Depending on the size you might have several options. Peel and stick tiles, carpet remnants, stained and then poly plywood, floating planks, painted plywood, paper bag floors, and a few more!

    • Lyn Viney
      on Feb 13, 2020

      Thank you it came up on my facebook this morning and I usually share it with myself but when I came back it was gone

  • Unexpected Elegance
    on Feb 12, 2020

    A YouTube video with some know how!

  • Nan W.
    on Feb 12, 2020
  • Lifestyles Homes
    on Feb 12, 2020

    Peel & stick vinyl tiles start at about 90¢ a square foot for the ones that will last 10 years.

    One can combine different colors & textures for patterns & borders.

    One can easily cut them with an utility knife.

    The only thing they aren’t good at, and neither are paper bag floors, is they will telescope whatever they’re sitting on top of- cracks, crumbs, etc.

    So one just has to use a floor leveling compound if it’s not smooth & vacuum it as you go.

  • Kelli L. Milligan
    on Feb 13, 2020

    Sand prime and paint your subfloor.

  • Cynthia H
    on Feb 13, 2020

    Luxury vinyl is easily installed and can be purchased very reasonably. If you have a concrete subfloor, tile is another option. Shop around and consider places like Lumber Liquidators. I bought some great DIY plank there. I've also purchased peel and stick tiles from Walmart and Amazon online. You can often get samples of tiles you want to try. I've had good experiences with the return policies of both. Good luck, shop around and pick something that you can install yourself, if that's what you want to do.

  • Johnavallance82
    on Feb 13, 2020

    Hi Lyn,

    Paint a design using floor paints. Use 2/3/4 colours of paint and create a check design or maybe a wood finish using brown paper bags or a decoupage design using Magazines wallpaper newspaper etc. or broken tiles or Old Pallets or random broken tiles etc...................All for concrete floors!

    Wooden floors! Carpet with painted drop cloths, or carpet with tile samples shops are throwing out. Rag rugs, Dollar store rugs or Blankets................Best wishes - Get Creative................

  • Linda
    on Feb 13, 2020

    Painted concrete if the subfloor is concrete.

  • Kathy Gunter Law
    on Feb 13, 2020

    If you can find a remnant that fits, they are usually around that price range. If you DIY tile, it isn't very expensive.

  • Pamela
    on Feb 13, 2020

    Hi ! You don't say what kind of floor you have now ... I bought super inexpensive peel & stick textured wood look vinyl planks flooring . I did my laundry room , entryway and kitchen , 1/2 bath and master bathroom all for about $225 !!!!! And I love it , it looks GREAT !!! Nobody believes it's peel & stick !

  • Betsy
    on Feb 14, 2020

    Hi Lyn: Check with Habitat for Humanity Restore. They have loads of stuff and I'm sure you can find what you want there. And, there is sure to be one in your area:

    Good luck

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