Learn how install, remove and repair carpet, hardwood floors, vinyl flooring, tile floors and how protect your garage floor with epoxy paint.
How to Dry Out Basement Carpeting
A wet carpet in a flooded basement may be salvageable, depending on the water source, but you have to work fast before mold starts growing. Here's what you need to know.
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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.
How to Lay Hardwood Floor With a Contrasting Border
A wood floor is attractive, warm and durable, and it’s affordable too if you lay it yourself. Adding the special border feature will also make it unique. Materials aren’t cheap, but you’ll save a ton by following our step-by-step directions rather than hiring a pro.
How to Make Wood Steps Safer
Various types of grit added to paint will make wood steps slip-resistant. Use special plastic grit and you’ll never see it, even as the paint wears away.
How to Get Stains Out of Carpet
Don't replace a whole carpet because of one small stain. With a cookie cutter carpet patch you can cut out and replace the bad spot with an invisible replacement piece.
Vinyl Flooring: Removal Made Easy
Rent a power scraper to quickly and easily strip and remove vinyl flooring in bathrooms and kitchens. You'll avoid the sore hands, arms and back that comes from hand stripping.
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.
How to Choose Carpet
To buy the best carpet for your home, learn about different styles, materials and quality to ensure durability and comfort for your long-term satisfaction. Photo courtesy of Stainmaster
Hardwood Floor Sanding: Do It Yourself Tips
Follow these hardwood floor sanding and refinishing tips from a veteran floor refinisher to achieve a smooth, professional-quality finish.