THE BEST PAINT FOR STUNNING WOOD FLOORS IN YOUR HOME
The time has long gone when all homes use only carpeted floors. Modern homes require all-around minimalism – floors included. However, homeowners are often reluctant to install hard floors because once they’re damaged, replacing them will cost a fortune.
But who said you have to replace worn out floors? Many paints for wood floors can help give a new lease of life to your expensive timber flooring.
Since only the best products live up to their expectations, our expert team has tested and rated some of the most popular products on today’s market. Check out our top picks below.
OUR BEST PICK WOOD FLOOR PAINTS
Ronseal’s Diamond Hard technology is praised by experts and homeowners alike. The products in this range are known for their performance and Hard Floor Paint won’t let you down.
This floor paint is scuff and scratch resistant thanks to the hardwearing capabilities of the product. Is not designed for industrial traffic yet it’s perfect for the homeowner who wants to give a new lease of life to the worn-out parquet in their home.
Compatible with an array of substrates, Ronseal Diamond delivers ultimate colour protection to your interior. It adheres to wood, concrete and stone, and some homewowners have even reported satisfactory results on previously treated laminate and MDF surfaces.
One nice thing about this product is its water-based formula which is safe to use in residential settings. Whether you have pets or a crawling toddler, this paint won’t pose a hazard to their safety.
Unlike what you might have thought, the water-based formulation doesn’t compromise on durability. But it might need more coats than stated to achieve satisfactory results.
Blackfriar Polyurethane Floor Paint is an exceptional product developed for heavy-duty environments but comes at a more than affordable price. This product is specially formulated to protect floors via a polyurethane film which is attractive and hardwearing.
Suitable to use on various materials including wood, brickwork, cement and concrete, the product withstands foot and light traffic areas.
Its suitability for either indoor or outdoor applications adds versatility. A coverage of up to 14m²/litre also ensures that a small quantity goes a long way.
What we like less is the dry time and formulation. The product is solvent-based and it requires you to leave at least 16 hours between coats.
Rust-Oleum Chalky Finish Floor Paint is a great product designed for light-duty use. It wouldn’t look out of place on your workshop floor but it probably isn’t suitable to use in a bathroom or kitchen.
This classic low-sheen product is ideal for interior wood and concrete floorings that aren’t subject to heavy wear and tear. The chalk finish adds a shabby chic note to your home while the hardwearing formulation ensures the paintwork’s longevity.
What makes this product different than the others in its range is the highly concentrated formulation which delivers an exceptional covering power. A great adherence also allows applying the paint over previously painted or varnished surfaces.
The long-lasting durability of this paint is unmatched by all other floor chalk paints. Undoubtedly, this is a product to consider if you like the delicacy of classic decors.
As with anything Dulux, this Retail Floor Paint is a dependable product that boasts an outstanding quality. Definitely not the strongest floor paint out there, Retail was developed for light-duty use in low-traffic areas.
It’s perfect for your living room and bedroom, it could withstand the harsher environment of a kitchen, but it isn’t a suitable product to use with your bathroom or outdoor areas.
Nevertheless, this is a strong and resistant product to consider if you’re after colour versatility. Addressing contemporary needs, the paint comes in 9 attractive shades that dry to a lovely satin finish.
The paint is compatible with most common floor materials, including hardwood, laminate and concrete.
Blackfriar Anti-Slip Floor Paint is another product that impressed us with its qualities. This floor paint can be used in any area of your home and provides a reliable anti-slip resistance due to its aggregated finish.
Available in 6 colours and covering up to 10m²/litre, Anti-Slip floor paint is ideal to use in any slip-prone areas including bathrooms and kitchens, stairs and patios.
This floor paint is compatible with a wide range of substrates and can be applied to bare or previously painted surfaces. Regarding application, the two recommended methods are either a brush or a roller. The product is just too viscous to use with a sprayer.
One thing we liked is the huge aesthetic impact of the finished result. Although more expensive than other paints in its class, Blackfriar looks exceptional and it can seamlessly revive the out-dated aspect of your worn out floor.