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Flooring

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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 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…

  • 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

    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

    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,…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • How-To Stain Wood

    You may think that staining wood is an inexact science but there is a method to the madness. Understanding the type of wood you are working with as well as the…