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Thursday, May 15, 2014

Painted Plywood Floors - Introduction

My wife and I are building a new house, with it comes about 1000 square feet

of upstairs flooring.  We have dogs and cats, and she is DETERMINED not to have any carpet upstairs.  With buying hardwood for the whole second story, or even tiling, extremely cost-prohibitive, we had to resort to a creative alternative.  We did a lot of research and decided that painted plywood flooring would have to be the way to go.

We discussed this option with our builder, and after receiving a very strange look, he gave us an idea of what it would cost for his guys to do it.  But here's the problem...if you're going to go to all the of sanding, filling, and painting the floor, you at least want to make some sort of design on it...make it stand out!  Unfortunately, with labor, that would also be expensive.

So, we finally just asked him if we can do it.  That's right, we both work full-time jobs, have three kids, and juggling construction of our new house...we're gonna paint the entire upstairs subfloor!  Crazy, right?  We'll give it a shot and see how it turns out.  Keep checking back on our progress!

Check out our YouTube Introduction to how we painted our floors!


And Part two of our introduction.