Your thoughts on painted wood floors
We pulled up the carpet throughout our house, except the front room. The wood floors were sanded & restained, but one day we will have them redone professionally.
Last year I finally pulled up the carpet in the front room, only to find the floor was in really bad shape...pet stained wood among other issues. I do not want to purchase a large (minimum 8x10) for the room, and getting the floors finished is not happening for a couple years.
I had the idea of painting the floor and perhaps doing a tone on tone harlequin pattern. But is that going to lead me to problems when it comes time to redo the floors? Honestly, I don't know if the wood in that room can be saved anyway, so that may be a moot point, but in case they can be saved, is painting them a bad idea? In a worst case scenario, I'd put in carpeting, but that would be if we sold the place some day.
Oh, and one other thing...there is a bay window in the room that was installed years after the house was built. So there is a bump out area, and they laid parquet flooring there...it's about 3/8" higher than the hardwood-I HATE it, but for now it's mostly covered by a piece of large furniture. To remove that now is out of the question, so paint it too? At least that way it'd be the same 'finish'. Thoughts please! This is going to be my after Christmas project, so I need to start planning it soon!