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How to Carpet a Basement Floor

Prevent damp basement floors from ruining carpet and other finished flooring. Install dimpled polyethylene to create an air space between the concrete and the finished floor, sealing off dampness and giving moisture a chance to dissipate.

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  • Repair Vinyl Flooring: Patch Damaged Flooring

    Holes and burns in vinyl flooring look impossible to repair, but if you can cut a small patch from a closet or under an appliance, you can make…

  • Garage Flooring Options

    Garage floor coatings like epoxy paint or concrete stain, or coverings like snap-together tiles or floor mats instantly improve your garage.…

  • Do it right. Do it yourself.

    The Family Handyman is proud to announce the DIY University. Courses that give you the confidence and know-how to get the job done right.

  • Laminate Floor Repair

    Laminate floor get a ding? Whether it's a small chip or a big divot, you can repair it with simple, DIY techniques that make the floor look as…

  • Flawless Floor Sanding

    Tips for hassle-free floor sanding

  • How to Stiffen a Floor with Bridging

    A floor that bounces as you walk across it may just need to be stiffened with bridging, which spreads the load on each joist to adjoining…

  • Bamboo Flooring Pros and Cons

    Bamboo flooring has evolved into one of the biggest segments of the wood flooring industry over the past 10 years. That’s because it’s much…

  • How to Fix Squeaky Floors

    Fast, easy ways to silence floor squeaks. No special skills or tools needed. We'll show you everything you need to know.

  • Vinyl Floors Stains

    Stains occasionally bleed up through vinyl floors, and may have several causes, including chemicals in the adhesive. Here's how you can tell if…

  • Install Prefinished Wood Flooring

    Prefinished, engineered wood flooring is an affordable DIY alternative to the traditional sanded and finished solid wood floor. Installation is…

  • Epoxy Garage Flooring Tips

    A concrete garage floor coated with epoxy paint is a great way to improve the look of your garage, but it won't stick if the slab moisture is…

  • How to Fix Vinyl Flooring

    Glue a solid surface threshold along the tub/vinyl floor joint to stop vinyl curling and make your bathroom look clean and fresh.