staining vinyl floor to color it
I know you can paint vinyl flooring, but I was wondering if anyone knows about staining it. I have an ugly floor that is porous and would probably absorb stain of some kind. I just don't want it to rub off or spread to the carpet. I was kinda thinking of using shoe polish/dye and then polishing the floor to seal it.
I don't even need a solid, uniform color. In fact, I was hoping to create a faux stone/slate finish with black, brown and greyish tones. Also, if this wears off unevenly, then it might be disguised with the pattern.
I know vinyl gets accidentally stained easily with certain things, so I hope to use that in a positive/desirable way! Can anyone suggest what has stained their vinyl floor permanently? (and would be suitable for staining a whole floor-- e.g., a permanent pen would not be very good for this project, despite probably being a good permanent stain!)
Any input appreciated! TIA :)