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10 Creative DIY Flooring Ideas That Will Transform Your Space

Selecting the right floor can be an impactful decorative statement, whether it’s for an apartment, office or retail unit. Here are 10 DIY flooring ideas that will help you create the perfect atmosphere for any property you own or manage.

It’s a cheap and easy way to renew a floor you already have, and it can be a great solution for rooms with low foot traffic, such as laundry rooms and playrooms.

Vinyl Tattoos

Fashion-conscious DIYers forgo materials that simply look good; thrift-store second-hand leather belts or rainbow-hued pennies are occasionally used. Charm, character and sustainability antagonise in a love-triangle.

Speaking of inexpensive, painting is an easy way to freshen up tile floors with the least amount of investment. When going the decorative route with rolls of texture, the looks are huge while the maintenance requirements are minimal – as long as you draw the line at DIY in high traffic areas, where damage is more likely to occur. Consider a bright hue such as turquoise, blue-shag, or even jigsaw-pattern patterns for that extra touch of whimsy.

Foam Tiles

Soft interlocking foam tiles are used in a wide array of locations from playrooms to home gyms and the uses seem endless.

The variety of foam floor tiles is limited only by your imagination: from faux wood, to leather textured, tatami textures and a huge range of colours – you can create your own playful room! Lay out creative floor layouts with foam floor tiles. It’ll be a penny floor, made from pennies – a neat DIY flooring idea for your home.


A stencil can be used on top of your floor to add a custom pattern of your own. To prevent the stencil from slipping as you brush or roll paint across it, make sure to use a low tack stencil tape or spraymount (available at any craft store or online – it’s a repositionable, low tack aerosol adhesive).

Stencil layering takes it to the next level. If you want to stand out, this is the way to do it, as there are many, many shapes and patterns to choose from if you’ve got the tools and patience. The book I featured earlier from Prix features what seems like three dozen pattern stencils, and here is one page in the book demonstrating four different frog stencils along with complete instructions for how they were done.


Laminate, on the other hand, is a simple and relatively inexpensive choice. It is also easy to install and remains, I think, one of the more affordable options in the budget section today. Vinyl has also come a long way from the 1970s counterpart, and is now available in all kinds of versions, including beautiful wood effects and marble patterns.

Laminate flooring is easy to clean, too; just be careful not to use a detergent-based cleaner or steamer, because that will just further damage it. With laminate floors, cleaning with vinegar can be both effective and safe: use regular vinegar and your floors will stay looking brand-new.

Foam Tiles

Foam tiles are one of the most cost-effective and comfortable interlocking flooring when you want to turn a home gym or basement into functional space. These floor tiles offer both anti-fatigue properties and insulates properties which are anti-fatigue and anti-fatigue benefits. Moreover, they are wonderful gym flooring for home!

Foam tiles can be printed to make ‘faux ham’ products such as salami or smoked turkey, while coin floors are made from copper pennies to bring that historic touch of style to your dining room.

Porcelain Tiles

Porcelain tile can grace walls and floors alike, offering the best of beauty, being resistant to chips, scratches and stains, because of its density and high level of hardness.

Porcelain is frost-proof, so a great choice when moisture is a consideration such as wet rooms, bathrooms and kitchens. And the beauty of its appearance is another reason to choose porcelain for its contemporary, modern aesthetic.

Vinyl Planks

Vinyl’s thick backing not only cushions feet and take pressure off your back, but it won’t warp from spills (a benefit in the kitchen or any other room where drinks and meals often cause accidents).

Luxury vinyl plank (LVP) flooring has an aesthetic appearance of natural wood flooring but it is DIY friendly.It is also quite durable, easy to maintain, and resistant to heat damage, scratch, dent, dents and stains. It is also cheap.

Carpet Tiles

Carpet tiles have long been used as floor covering in commercial spaces, for example in hotel lobbies, and are now gaining in popularity for do-it-yourselfers as an incredibly flexible DIY flooring material.

Choose between leopard or zebra prints or geometric patterns and give your floor a painterly feel – the secret is just making sure that seams align in a single direction.


Stencils are very important in the fine arts or decorative painting, but you can also use them DIY! To paint on your wall, furniture or crafts, use a stencil to have a truly unique pattern.

If drawing with a stencil, always start at the edge and head toward the middle while tapping it, so it wont bleed (also, definitely put your stencil in place with a good quality repositionable adhesive).

Wood Planks

    For a long time, wood plank flooring was seen as a cheap and good-looking pub option, favoured by tenants and homeowners alike in many different kinds of housing markets. Real wood can cost far more.

    Knots and grain irregularities add character and interest to the space, while dings and scratches can be concealed with scratch concealers or touch-up markers – keeping the floor looking handsome for decades.

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