Flooring

Wood-Slat Doormat

Wood-Slat Doormat

Here’s our post as seen on Readymade. Instead of buying a fashionable wood-slat doormat, why not make one of your own. You’ll need 3/4-inch lumber (any type) and the tools to cut and fasten the pieces together. You can customize this doormat to fit your needs by adding paint, finishes, […]

Cork Flooring

Cork Flooring

From Apartment Therapy LA comes another eco-friendly home product, cork mosaic flooring, made of recycled cork from the bottle-stop industry. AT points out that besides using recycled material, cork has many other great properties, such as being a “semi-soft” floor which makes standing for long periods easier on the legs […]

Restretch Carpet

Restretch Carpet

During a remodel it’s often necessary to pull up carpet to install built-in cabinets, shelving, or desks. When removing your current carpet be careful not to tear the edges or the foam padding underneath as you’ll need your carpet fully intact to reinstall and restretch the carpet. You’ll need to […]

Decorative Bamboo Poles

Decorative Bamboo Poles

A reader recently inquired regarding the use of bamboo poles to decorate and frame the entryway between two spaces in his retail store. Bamboo is an excellent choice when it comes to adding warmth to a room and it’s neutral color and smooth finish won’t deter from the surroundings. We […]

Painting a Concrete Floor

Painting a Concrete Floor

A concrete floor is easy to clean, requires little maintenance, and gives your space an industrial look. They can be perfect for basements as well as other unfinished rooms in your home but many times you may want the benefits of a concrete floor without the coldness of it. The […]

Strengthen Your Floor By Joist Sistering

Strengthen Your Floor By Joist Sistering

Floors in old homes can tend to sag or bounce as they get older. The only way to fix this is through “sistering” the joists located below the floor panels. This involves attaching joists of a similar size alongside the existing joists. This technique can also be used to make […]

Laying Carpet

Laying Carpet

One of the fastest ways to rejuvenate a room or house is to lay down new carpet. A fresh color or texture on your floors can change the overall impression of a home. Putting down new carpet is easier than you think but it does require some physical strength as […]

Removing Vinyl Tiles

Removing Vinyl Tiles

Vinyl tile is easy to clean and maintain but you still yearn for a richer and more solid flooring. Here’s some tips to getting that vinyl tile up and there’s no easy way. Removing Vinyl Tiles and Lino Flooring [DIY Doctor] Removing Vinyl Floors [Hammerzone]