This is my painted kitchen floor, a center island will sit on the painted rug. Since I already had to paint the whole floor I decided to paint a floorcloth directly onto the floor itself. It's a pretty simple design but works for me.
Painted floor cloth Make a floor cloth to perk up your tired floors from a piece of remnant vinyl flooring you get at a home improvement center for just a few dollars. Turn the piece over to the backside, and give it a coat or two of good primer, then a coat of any base coat color. Then use masking tape, stencils, stamps, sponges or freehand painting to impart a design that fits your room. Be sure to seal it with a couple of coats of water based polyurethane.