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Install, remove and repair carpet, hardwood floors, vinyl flooring, tile floors and learn how to protect your garage floor with epoxy paint.
Wood Floor Installation
How to Install a Sheet Vinyl Floor
Use this professional pattern method to guarantee a perfect fit for your new vinyl floor.
How to Refinish Hardwood Floors
Revive a wood floor—without sanding. Refinishing hardwood floors will be easy for you with...
How to Clean Laminate Wood Floors
These dos and don'ts for how to clean laminate wood floors will ensure you don't ruin them!
Simple Squeaky-Floor Fix
The floors in my home had many squeaks, and every time I tried shims and...
Tip for Installing Flooring in Tight Spots
Create a little handle for installing flooring
Tips on How to Remove Carpet
Tips for faster, easier carpet removal.
Refinish Hardwood Floors in One Day
Restore your wood floor on a Saturday—and still have time to play!
10 New Trends in Wood Trim for 2018
Is the trim in your living room looking a bit drab? Maybe your exterior trim...
10 Tips for Wood Floor Scratch Repair
Do you have ugly scratches in your wood floors? In many cases you can make...
Hardwood Floor Repair: How to Patch a Hardwood Floor
How to replace a damaged oak or other hardwood floorboard.
Reader Project: Easy, Elegant Floors
12 Flooring Trends for 2018
Planning on a floor renovation project in your home? Instead of copying your old flooring,...
Sanding Hardwood Floors – Well, Sort of
Tom Baker submitted this video in one of The Family Handyman's video contests.
Bamboo Flooring Pros and Cons
Is bamboo for you?
How to Fix Vinyl Flooring
When vinyl flooring starts to curl, a threshold strip is a good-looking solution.
Vinyl Flooring: Removal Made Easy
A power scraper makes this task quick and easy
How to Get Stains Out of Carpet
Make carpet stains disappear
How to Repair Carpet: Removing Wrinkles
Rent the proper tools and restretch the carpet in less than an hour
How to Make Wood Steps Safer
Make exterior stairs safer
Home Repair: How to Seal Laminate Flooring Expansion Gaps
Block potential moisture problems
Laminate Floor Repair
Fix damaged laminate flooring
Repair Vinyl Flooring: Patch Damaged Flooring
Make ugly scars in your floor disappear
Removing Old Carpet
Save $80 in an hour and fix floor problems before the installer shows up
Carpet Maintenance Tips: 3 Quick Carpet Fixes
Get pro results—without the pro price
How to Use Oil-Based Polyurethane Over Water-Based Polyurethane
Good preparation is the key
Step Repair: Fix Slippery Stairs
The key to adhesion is sealing the substrate
How to Prevent Gaps in Wood Plank Floors
We'll tell you why gaps happen and how to prevent them
How to Stiffen a Floor with Bridging
Take the bounce out with diagonal metal braces
How to Drill Through Floor Joists
How to position holes correctly so they don't weaken the joist
How to Clean Carpet: Cleaning Tips for Long Lasting Carpet
How to clean carpet strategies that double the life of your carpet and save $1,000s
How Joists Work
How to keep your floors stiff, strong and solid.
How to Repair Squeaky Stairs
Eliminate noisy treads from above