I just bought a house that was built in 1919. I discovered painted hardwood floors under the carpet in the living room. I am decorating the house in a country cottage motif.
I am toying with the idea of painting the floor -- first with a primer (like Zinsser B.I.N) and then applying a flat latex finish (light colonial yellow). Then I would like to stencil the floor with Amish hex sign designs and, finally, apply 3 coasts of polyurethane.