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25 Cheap Flooring Ideas – Stunning DIY Floors to Try

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Looking for an affordable way to update your floors? These cheap flooring ideas are super creative and look fabulous!

Are you considering replacing floors in your home or giving them an update on a budget?

No need to feel intimidated by this task!

There are so many cheap DIY flooring ideas you can try without too much effort but with amazing results.

Whether you are thinking about installing new flooring or simply giving a refresh to the existing one, here are creative and budget-friendly DIY flooring ideas to inspire you.

These projects are explained in detail so even if you’re not an expert DIY-er your effort will not be in vain.

From vinyl to hardwood and even simple paint jobs there are so many ways to breathe new life into any room’s floor I am sure one of these methods will be just the thing you were searching for!

DIY Painted Flooring Ideas

1. How To Paint Plywood Subfloor

Do you have a plywood subfloor hiding under an old carpet and a small budget for redecorating?

A paint job can have wonderful results and it won’t break the bank either.


2. Painted Rug On Wood Floor

If you have a high-traffic area in your home where your wood floors show pretty visible signs of wear-and-tear, this easy painted rug idea is a quick way to refresh that spot and make it look great.


3. How To Paint Tile Floors With A Stencil

Outdated tile doesn’t need to be replaced, at least not if it’s still intact.

A simple stencil paint job can give it a much-needed refresh with very little effort.

Be sure to read about my painted floor issues before starting this project!


4. Painted Star Faux Tile Floor

Creating a faux tile floor look is super cheap and definitely not a difficult task but it is a bit time-consuming so get ready to put in some elbow grease for this project!


5. Mudroom Painted Floors

The choice of colors for this checkered pattern is subtle and absolutely gorgeous. The whole project is pretty simple and you can customize it with whatever colors would best match your space.


6. How To Paint A Vinyl Floor

So you have an old vinyl floor that you hate but you don’t want to go through the trouble of replacing it? Some fresh coats of paint will do the trick and if you follow the instructions in this post you will also learn how to manage those high traffic areas.


DIY Wood Flooring Ideas

7. DIY Farmhouse Floors From Pine Planks

Do you love the farmhouse style? If yes, here’s a practical guide that will teach you how to make your own farmhouse floors from pine planks. Gorgeous and budget-friendly!


8. Make Your Own Flooring With 1×6 Pine

Wood floors give warmth to your home and while hiring professionals to install them can be quite expensive this tutorial will teach you how to make your own using 1×6 pine boards. Definitely one of the most frugal flooring solutions!


9. DIY Plywood Floors

Wide-plank plywood flooring has an undeniable rustic charm and the whole project couldn’t get any cheaper.


10. DIY Wood Floors

DIYing your own wood floors is a very cheap and highly durable flooring option. There is also no need for guesswork since this tutorial covers the whole process in-depth.


11. DIY Shiplap Pine Wood Floors

These shiplap floors are stunning and they can last a long time if sealed with a high-traffic polyurethane formula.


DIY Laminate Flooring Tutorials

12. How To Install Laminate Flooring

This project is proof that laminate flooring can look beautiful and if you follow the steps correctly, you can achieve the same result with ease!


13. 10 Great Tips For A DIY Laminate Flooring Installation

If you’re still on the fence when it comes to laminate flooring check out this handy guide. It will give you valuable insight and help you decide if laminate flooring is the right option for your home.


14. 5 Tips To Install Laminate Flooring Like A Pro

You will be surprised how easy it is to install laminate flooring and doing it yourself will save you a lot of money part of which should definitely be spent on a higher-quality flooring. It’s really worth it over long-term!



Cheap Vinyl Flooring Ideas

15. DIY Vinyl Hardwood Flooring

Vinyl floors require minimal supplies to install, are practical, and more importantly, come in a variety of colors and patterns that can help you match them to your current furniture and decor.


16. How To Install Luxury Vinyl Plank Flooring

Installing luxury vinyl plank flooring is super easy, so perfect if you’re a beginner DIYer but the results are quite impressive!


17. Installing Vinyl Floors

If you are intimidated by the thought of installing vinyl floors yourself check out this detailed guide. You will find lots of information here that will help you plan and prepare accordingly.


Creative Cheap Flooring Ideas

18. DIY Herringbone Tile Floor

While herringbone tile floors look amazing, they do seem rather complicated to install. Luckily, this post will give you valuable insight that can help you achieve perfection.


19. Faux Cement Tile DIY

Can you believe this faux tile pattern was made with oil-based Sharpies? Surprisingly, it holds pretty well, even without a seal.


20. How To Wallpaper A Floor

I think applying wallpaper on a floor is quite ingenious and definitely a budget-friendly project that can transform any space.


21. Kraft Paper Floor: A DIY Alternative To Wood Floors

A floor made with brown paper that holds well over time? Sounds too good to be true, but it is! If you’re not into wood flooring you might just try this interesting method that also happens to be as frugal as can be.


Cheap Flooring Ideas for Kitchen

22. DIY Kitchen Flooring (for Under $50)

Using peel-and-stick vinyl tiles to update your kitchen flooring is a quick and easy solution but also super cheap so perfect if you have a tight budget.


Cheap Flooring Ideas for Bathroom

23. Floor Stickers In The Bathroom

I can’t believe how good these floor stickers look and while they might not be the perfect long-term solution it will definitely postpone removing those outdated tiles.


Cheap Outdoor Flooring Ideas

24. DIY Stenciled Pallet Wood Floor

I love the idea of a wood floor for an outdoor living area and this DIY pallet floor idea couldn’t get any cheaper. The stencils also give it a pop of color to make it feel more welcoming which is brilliant.


25. Painted Checkerboard Porch Floor

When new floors are not an option, painting the old ones is a practical solution that actually looks very nice.


DIY’ing floors can be a super fun project! Give one of these a shot and let me know how it goes. 😃



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