Floor Repair

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

Home Repair: How to Seal Laminate Flooring Expansion Gaps

Laminate flooring can be used for wet areas like bathroom floors, but only if it's AC3 rated, with sealed expansion gaps at walls and around fixtures. Here's how to do it.

Floor Repair projects

  • 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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  • 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…

  • 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…

  • How to Repair a Squeaky Floor

    Fill the gap and stop the squeak! You can do this fix in minutes, as long as you can get at the floor framing.

  • Home Repair: How to Seal Laminate Flooring Expansion Gaps

    Laminate flooring can be used for wet areas like bathroom floors, but only if it's AC3 rated, with sealed expansion gaps at walls and around…

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