Flooring

Working with Wood Floors

Working with Wood Floors

Here are some of our most popular articles for helping you finish, stain, paint, and lay a wood floor and if you are looking for wood floors at a great price of up to 70% off, check out the options available from Lumber Liquidators. Refinishing Hardwood Floors How-To Stain Wood […]

Keep Your Basement Floor Dry and Warm

Keep Your Basement Floor Dry and Warm

We’ve been following this house bloggers basement remodel and he’s found a great solution for his subfloor. I’m using a product called Delta-FL, which I picked up at Rona. It’s basically a big roll of dimpled plastic, which sits on top of the basement slab and acts as a vapour […]

Remove Black Mold Forever

Hewn and Hammered has posted a follow-up to their original article about common hiding places for black mold. They’ve now uncovered the task of removing and preventing black mold from gaining a foothold in your home.

Recycle Your Old Carpet

Recycle Your Old Carpet

Don’t just throw away your old carpet. Check out the Carpet America Recovery Effort and find locations to drop off your carpet for recycling. [via Shelterrific]

Flagstone Kitchen Tiles

Flagstone Kitchen Tiles

Flagstone is typically used in outdoor applications to create pathways or sometimes patios but this family is using them to tile their kitchen. But what is even more interesting is the fact that they sourced the flagstone from a nearby creek on their property.

Vertical Grain Wood Flooring

Vertical Grain Wood Flooring

This houseblogger is going through the process of using salvaged flooring for their back porch. They will be using vertical grain fir tongue and groove flooring, like the original floor.

Refinishing hardwood floors

Refinishing hardwood floors

In addition to hiring pet-sitters, arranging for mail pick-up and suspending newspaper subscriptions, consider scheduling home maintenance projects like refinishing hardwood floors when you’re on vacation.

Silence Squeaky Stairs

Silence Squeaky Stairs

It’s the kind of thing you forget about until you’re going up the stairs and there it is: the squeaky step. Though probably not on the top of your to-do list, this quick reference may give you the motivation you need. It may be as easy as dusting the stairs […]

Heated Flooring Options

Heated Flooring Options

Granted winter has just passed, but this could be the perfect project to work on now and have ready in the fall: heated flooring. Decide if you want it as the sole heating source for your new home or do it on a by-project basis room by room. Don’t warm […]

Repairing Damaged Baseboards

Repairing Damaged Baseboards

Crown, chair, and base Moldings add a touch of character and charm to any room no matter how old or new your home is. But these moldings are also not immune to the rigors of a household and often times they are subject to even more damage because they are […]

Soundproof a Room for the Guitar Hero in You

Soundproof a Room for the Guitar Hero in You

With the rise in audio devices and gaming, the sound separation between rooms and apartments is becoming more important. Soundproofing a room by professional means isn’t always the best or cheapest option but here are some tips to consider before wailing away on Guitar Here at 1am. Rugs and Carpet […]

How to Lay a Sub Floor

How to Lay a Sub Floor

Anytime someone is installing new flooring, whether it is carpet, wood, vinyl, or laminate, the floor beneath should be as level as possible. Of course each type of flooring will be have its own varying degree of flexibility according to the material, and for small trouble areas, a cement patch […]

Bamboo: Planet-Friendly Hardwood Floors

Bamboo: Planet-Friendly Hardwood Floors

If you’ve just got have hardwood floors but are battling with the eco-friendliness of the decision, we may have an answer for you: bamboo floors. Although the product involves cutting down grass, which is what bamboo really is, it is seen as planet friendly because it only takes up to […]

Cushion Your Step

Cushion Your Step

When you get professionally installed carpet, you know it comes with padding underneath. But did you know just how important that padding can be? If you’re thinking of installing wall-to-wall carpet yourself or are buying a large area rug, read these tips before you do it.

Glossy Garage Floors

Glossy Garage Floors

The easiest way to give your garage a finished and professional look is by improving the floor surface. Typically garage floors are unfinished slabs of concrete with possibly a clear coat that offers mild protection form oil and dirt. Many homeowners now want a sharper look that can showcase their […]

Lessons in Stripping

Lessons in Stripping

Houseblogs.net has been packaging some great content from their community and they’ve recently pulled articles from 10 renovators who are going through the process of stripping paint, varnish, and wallpaper from floors, walls, and banisters. Read what techniques and products have been effective before approaching your next stripping project.

Remove and Recycle Old Carpet

Remove and Recycle Old Carpet

Tearing out old carpet is a quick way to give your room a fresh new look and if you are fortunate enough to live in an older home you may find wood floors underneath. Here are some tutorials for doing the job yourself which will at least save in 1/2 […]

Recycling Slate Rooftop Tiles for Flooring

Recycling Slate Rooftop Tiles for Flooring

From the Building a timberframe home from scratch blog we’ve found a great posting of how they used scraps and leftovers from their slate roof installation to tile their bathroom and sunroom. With the help of a wet saw they were on their way. This is a great example of […]

Techniques for Cleaning Tile Grout

Techniques for Cleaning Tile Grout

We’ve found that oxygen bleach and water work great for cleaning tile grout but to thoroughly clean your tile you’ll need to take the time to remove the top layer of old grout then re-apply new grout. This is a time consuming process and you must be careful as to […]

Wood Floor Covering

Wood Floor Covering

This wood floor covering from Ruckstuhl is gorgeous but I’m not sure of it’s real world applications. Bamboo floor mats are great because they are durable and light but “oiled-oak” doesn’t sound too appealing. The polyurethane added may be the special ingredient that makes these floor coverings work. [via Materialicious]

Selecting Tiles

Selecting Tiles

Choosing the right tile can be an arduous and painful process, but it doesn’t have to be. Instead visualize how your ideal tile will look in your home before setting foot into any tile shop or speaking to a tile setter. Your gut feelings should guide you towards colors that […]