Floor Repair

These floor repair articles will show you how to fix problems with your subfloor and joists.

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  • 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.

  • Repairing Vinyl Flooring

    You can fix small tears, burns and gouges in a vinyl floor in less than 30 minutes. An inexpensive kit contains all the materials you need to…

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  • How to Make Structural Repairs by Sistering Floor Joists

    This article provides step-by-step instructions and pictures on how to make structural repairs by sistering floor joists alongside weak joists.…

  • Repair and Reglue Sheet Vinyl Floors

    We'll show you two ways to fix a loose seam in a vinyl floor. They're simple DIY projects that you can do in just a few minutes. So stop…

  • Fixing Bouncy Floors

    We'll show you three ways to stiffen up your bouncy floor—by adding bridging, installing plywood along the joists and adding a wall or…

  • How to Repair a Load-Bearing Post

    Learn to identify the most common causes of floor sagging—and what to do about it. Learn the best tools and methods for lifting and…

  • How to Lay Carpet Squares

    Modular carpet, also known as carpet squares, is a DIY-friendly alternative to traditional wall-to-wall carpet. Even inexperienced homeowners…

  • 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…

  • Warped hardwood floor repair

    My brother-in-law finished building a log home last year and had a beautiful hickory hardwood floor installed throughout the house.

  • 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…

  • 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…

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