Can you paint Karndean?

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Fudgewhizz Sun 23-Aug-20 16:21:19

We got LVT (not Karndean but same type of thing) and I went away from my usual preference to get a lovely dark wood-effect. Three years on and I hate it! I want it to be lighter. We can't afford to replace it for several more years.

Can I paint it, and if so, what with?

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Hoppinggreen Sun 23-Aug-20 16:37:43

No you cant
Its a LVT and so has a layer of vinyl on top. Getting paint to stick to that and then stay stuck when people walk on it will be very tricky
I used to work for a Karndean competitor and if anyone asked if they could paint our (almost identical) flooring I would advise them not to

Fudgewhizz Sun 23-Aug-20 16:45:37

Argh darn it!! Thanks.

Anything else I could do to change the colour?!

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RunningHoops Sun 23-Aug-20 16:49:21

Rugs, mats, runners?

Fudgewhizz Sun 23-Aug-20 17:13:10

@RunningHoops difficult as it's in the kitchen. I wonder if I could get a big hard wearing rug to cover most of it, or if that would just get really mucky..?

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RunningHoops Sun 23-Aug-20 18:59:38

You can get washable ones as I've just been looking for hallway.

LaurieFairyCake Sun 23-Aug-20 19:00:23

So many washable rugs

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Hoppinggreen Mon 24-Aug-20 08:08:31

I think you can actually buy rugs that are designed for kitchens and are washable

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