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Vinyl FlooringMany people are unclear about whether vinyl and linoleum are the same type of flooring. I know this sounds like absolutely lunacy, but home improvement sites say you can paint vinyl flooring, laminate counter tops and backsplash tile. If your vinyl flooring is chip-, crack- and tear-free, paint will cover up age-related wear, scuffs and stomach-turning colors. Since vinyl flooring is glossy, you need to prepare the flooring so it will accept and hold the paint finish. Sand the vinyl flooring with 220-grit sandpaper to dull the finish and roughen the surface, then wipe clean.Vinyl Flooring

If you are a little concerned about your ability to install tiles, consider using peel and stick tiles that install quickly over almost any existing clean backsplash surface. The most difficult part of this project will be removing existing tiles without damaging your drywall. But both types of reinvention are probably the least expensive ways …