Have you been thinking about changing your floors, but without changing the current tiles you have on?
Maybe there’s no reason to change the current floor tiles besides wanting something new. Or maybe you are renting your current home. No matter what your circumstances are, sometimes we may want to change the flooring for a feeling of something new or to make it go better with the current design we have in the house. It’s not a sin to admit that we want something new in the house! However, just wanting something new doesn’t always give us a reason to replace the good floor we already have installed!
This is where we rush to your aid! You do not need completely new floors in order to achieve the new look you desire, and there have been new innovations coming on the market that let you upgrade your flooring with little to no effort on your part. You can cover your current floors or make some smart additions or decisions that will leave you with brand new looking floors in a few easy steps!
Here are some of our best choices that we are sure are going to change the game for you!
Let us know which one is your favorite in the comments down below!
No.1: Use the Good Old Carpet Method!
Let’s be honest, this is the easiest way in which you can get a new look for your floors without having to spend a fortune on new tiles or other types of covering methods. Not to mention, rugs have been used for ages for this exact reason in some homes.
With a few well-thought-out ways in which you can arrange your furniture and then add carpets or rugs, you can get an instant upgrade to your spaces! This also makes this method one of the best choices when it comes to rented homes since you do not have to deal with the hassle of getting approval from a landlord.
Even better, in the last few years, there have been some innovations in the carpet world as well: there are carpet tiles that you can easily install over other types of flooring, which means you do not need to worry about carpeting a whole space and then not having the means to remove it easily. It comes in different designs and colors, so you can create your very own pattern in any room you are redecorating!
Another plus is that there have been an array of antimicrobial carpets appearing on the market, which boast about using fabrics that do not permit bacteria, fungi, and even dust mites to grow in their fibers! So all you will have to worry about is just plain old dust!
No.2: Vinyl Flooring
It may seem outdated, but vinyl flooring is still one of the best ways to upgrade your tiles without having to spend a fortune on redoing the whole walking space in your home. Plus, compared with years ago, it also comes in more types, from the traditional-looking ones we are used to all the way to new luxury vinyl tiles that will emulate even more tile designs than before.
Vinyl is waterproof, so you do not have to worry about moisture, and it is a malleable material, which makes it perfect to be installed over existing tiles. You can get all types of patterns, from ones that mimic the natural shapes of wood all the way to natural stone, and you can even get them with other patterns, designs, and even colors, so you do not have to be limited to a few choices that come with other types of tiles.
However, there is something to keep in mind when using vinyl. You should steer clear of using it in places that get a lot of sun exposure since the material will fade due to the UV light. This makes it a material that is not suitable for outdoor spaces, sunrooms, or spaces in your home that get sunlight most of the day.
Despite this, it is very easy to peel the vinyl off and replace it with a new one, so this drawback is not really that bothersome unless you have a design that is hard to find.
No.3: Consider Getting an Epoxy Coating on Your Current Floor!
If you have concrete flooring or want to give your outdoor tiling a new look, consider epoxy coating rather than adding a new layer of tiling! After all, not only will it upgrade the floor you currently have, but it will also bring in a slew of perks your current base does not have.
Epoxy coating is moisture resistant, which makes it very easy to clean; heat resistant, which also makes it great for outdoor purposes; and it can come in a lot of colors and patterns, so you do not have to worry about it. It is also a great option for bathrooms, since it will not deteriorate with the moisture and heat that are bound to happen in these rooms, and it will also not accumulate the same amount of tile grime as others do!
The new epoxy coatings can also use a 3D technique that lets you create specialized designs with realistic images, so if you want to add corals, fish, or even plants to your floor design, this may just make your floors more interesting than ever!
No.4: Laminate Wooden Floors
If you love the look of wooden floors but are not prepared to spend a fortune on the installation and upkeep of all-natural wood panels, you can look towards laminate wooden tiles! They resemble real wood but are actually made of all synthetic materials that are then given a great laminate finish. It provides a great flooring experience that is more lightweight when compared to hardwood floors, easier to maintain, and you can get them in any color that would match your current design and color scheme you may have in your home!
Not to mention, laminate wood will add a natural warmth to your rooms that other types of extra tiling will not.
If you are considering covering the floors you have now with laminate wood ones, make sure you are aware of the few drawbacks. If you live in a region that is prone to moisture, keep in mind that laminate ends up disintegrating over time due to it and that these tiles will not last you forever: they will deteriorate over time, and you will be stuck with having to replace them at some point.
No.5: Artificial Grass Is Always an Option!
Hear us out before you rule this one out as something outrageous or weird! Artificial grass is not something made just to add a little color to your balconies or patios, and it is actually made for indoor usage as well. You just have to keep your mind and heart open to new ideas. There are a lot of people who use artificial grass to bring more color and brightness into their homes, and it works wonders if the titling is not looking its best in some spaces too.
You can have a natural corner or area of your home that will add vibrancy, or cover the steps (which will also make them more slip-proof than simply adding a rug), all the while being a great way to cover unappealing flooring. Not to mention, it does look like a natural thing, and you will be able to enjoy the look of it for years to come: artificial grass can last up to 15 years since it is fade-resistant!
If you are skeptical but still want to give it a try, you can just do a trial run and see how you like it!
No.6: Clean Your Current Tiles!
Sometimes all the other flooring alternatives may end up being too costly, even without having to replace the tiles you already have around the home. Not to mention that investing in all of these items, as well as their installation, could cost you a lot of money. It’s possible that you’ll dislike your new look and wonder why you spent so much money on it!
Or you could be living in a rented home that does not allow any kind of changes, and if you are living in a good area and home with good rental prices, you would not want to risk annoying your landlord by making changes they do not agree with. This is where this method comes in, and it is easier than you could imagine!
You do not have to replace tiling, bring in rugs, or spend a ton of money in order to achieve the look you want! You can simply get your tiles cleaned, and they will look brand new! There are a lot of grime and dust removers and cleaning solutions that will leave your floors looking brand new in no time. It may take some elbow grease to do this yourself, but if you do it by dividing the rooms and only doing it in stages, it will not seem like such a chore.
Or, even better, you can get a professional to come do it for you instead of spending the money on professional cleaning solutions and attempting to do it yourself. You will achieve that new look and feel without any headaches that other solutions on our list could bring about!
And if you’re wondering if any other home upgrades are worth it or not, here we discuss the most popular ones and why they are a good investment!