Flooring Ideas

I recently bought an older home. All of the floors are original hardwood except the kitchen and attached den. What are your suggestions? As you can see, I have wood on the walls so I don't want more wood on the floor, but I HATE the linoleum! It is old, not cracked, but clings to scuff marks like they were Gorilla glued on! . My kitchen cabinets are painted a mossy-green with cream trim. Budget is an issue.
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  • Janet Pizaro Janet Pizaro on Dec 14, 2017
    I would paint the wood walls first and then decide on a flooring.

  • Debi53 Debi53 on Dec 14, 2017
    Congratulations on your “new” home. About the wood walls: They can be painted which will completely change the look. Painted wood paneling, especially when you use a light color, is beautiful and is warm and inviting. If you want more info on painting the paneling, send me a question. I have done it. It is work, but not complicated. If your linoleum is in good shape, peel and stick vinyl flooring is an easy and inexpensive DIY fix. You can do a solid color or you can choose two colors (black and white for example) to do a checkerboard. You can also choose multiple colors and do a random pattern that compliments the colors in your kitchen and adjoining rooms.

  • GrandmasHouseDIY GrandmasHouseDIY on Dec 14, 2017
    Hi Carol, with budget in mind have you considered painting the floors? it wouldn't last forever of course but it could certainly improve your situation as is. Here's a couple of ideas I grabbed off of google image search.

  • Delle Delle on Dec 14, 2017
    I hope you keep the wood floors you have. For kitchen and den, check out vinyl tile, maybe in stone patterns. There's a travertine plank that is very attractive. https://www.homedepot.com/p/TrafficMASTER-Allure-Ultra-12-in-x-23-82-in-Aegean-Travertine-Natural-Luxury-Vinyl-Tile-Flooring-19-8-sq-ft-case-742911-0/202819079

  • SandyG SandyG on Dec 14, 2017
    Wow, how fortunate to have hardwood floors, but I know the wood theme can get a little bit much. I would paint the walls first to break up the wood look and then decide about taking up linoleum and refinishing the hardwood floors. Remember, you don't have to go with the same stain on the floor that is the same as the walls. Consider a nice dark stain. Not sure what professional hardwood floor refinishing would be, but IMHO, nothing beats beautiful hardwood floors. Looks like you have lots of posts/answers and I am sure one will be just right for you. Good luck.

  • Carol White Griffin Carol White Griffin on Dec 15, 2017
    I will definitely be keeping the hardwood throughout the rest of the house and I agree there is nothing prettier. I just want to get rid of the linoleum in the kitchen and since there is wood on the wall, I didn't want to put it on the floor. I appreciate everyone's suggestions and taking the time to respond to my inquiry. Keep 'em coming!