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Floor Repair

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

  1. 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 good as new.

Other Projects for DIYers from The Family Handyman:

  1. How to Stiffen a Floor with Bridging

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    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 joists, strengthening the whole floor.

  2. How to Fix Squeaky Floors

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

  3. How to Repair a Squeaky Floor

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

  4. How to Repair Squeaky Stairs

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    Carpeted stairs that squeak can be repaired from above in several easy steps—without destroying the ceiling below the steps.

  5. How to Make Structural Repairs by Sistering Floor Joists

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    This article provides step-by-step instructions and pictures on how to make structural repairs by sistering floor joists alongside weak joists. If you have sagging, cracked or twisted joists, which can happen in older houses, this project will provide the extra support the floor needs.

  6. Step Repair: Fix Slippery Stairs

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    Slippery steps can be made safe with traction tape, but the steps themselves must first be sealed well to prevent water from getting under the tape and breaking the adhesive bond.

  7. Fixing Bouncy Floors

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    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 beam under the floor. Any one of the three can solve your problem, depending on your situation. It's not a lot of work or expensive.

  8. Home Repair: How to Seal Laminate Flooring Expansion Gaps

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    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.

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