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Tear Through DIY Projects with the Family Handyman Approved Diablo Demo Demon Saw Blade

If you're planning on adding a window, knocking down a wall or re-roofing your garage, pick up a Diablo Demo Demon 24-tooth circular saw blade.

 

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The Best Engineered Wood Flooring Options

Engineered wood flooring provides the attractive, natural look of hardwood, without the high cost and challenging installation.


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Peel and Stick Flooring: What to Know Before You Buy

This temporary flooring option is an inexpensive alternative to tile or hardwood.


10 Tips for Wood Floor Scratch Repair

Do you have ugly scratches in your wood floors? In many cases you can make those imperfections go away—or at...


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What to Know About Finishing Your Attic’s Flooring

Got an unfinished attic you'd like to convert to living space? Flooring matters. Learn which attic flooring approach makes sense...

How to Paint Concrete Floors

Transform your concrete basement or garage floor with a fresh coat of paint.


Estimating Software Technology

What? You’re not using geospatial generated estimates? Read this article to find out why you should start.

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Outdoor Patio Tiles: 10 Best Ideas

Outdoor flooring should be durable, easy to maintain and, of course, stylish! We're sharing these outdoor tile ideas to inspire...


10-Minute House Repair and Home Maintenance Tips

Simple fixes to household headaches that take 10 minutes or less — these home repairs are quick and easy.


Conversation Pits Are Making a Comeback

A retro home design trend born in the 50's is making an unexpected comeback in modern homes. Learn more here.


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13 Cleaning Products You Should Never Use on Your Wood Floors

They’re gorgeous — and easy to ruin. Avoid these damaging mistakes and find out what you really need to keep...

This is the Absolute Best Flooring for Increasing Home Value

So, can the right flooring actually increase your home's value? The answer is, yes.


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Water-Based vs. Oil-Based Polyurethane Floor Finish

Find out which finish is best for your project, water-based or oil-based polyurethane. Both are durable and good-looking, but there...


Best Products for Marble Floor Cleaning and Maintenance

Don't stress out over the upkeep of your beautiful marble floor. Here are the best solutions on the market for...


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Best Types of Flooring for Your Basement

Looking to install flooring in your basement? Choose one of these five basement-friendly flooring options and enjoy good looks and...


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Everything You Need to Know About Laminate Flooring

So many flooring choices! Here's what you need to know about laminate flooring to help you decide if it's the...

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Everything You Need to Know About Marble Flooring

Marble flooring is timeless in style and beautiful in appearance. But how will it hold up in your home? And...


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8 Essential Tools for Laminate Flooring Installation

Installing laminate flooring is definitely a DIY project that will save you money, but you'll need specific tools for a...


What to Know About Saxony Carpets

There are lots of reasons to choose classic, timeless and oh-so-soft Saxony carpet for your home.


What to Know About Polyester Carpets

Learn why polyester carpet remains such a popular residential flooring option.


What to Know About Nylon Carpets

Learn about the advantages that make nylon carpet the most popular carpet material in the world.


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What to Know About Olefin Carpets

Find out the reasons why olefin carpet is a top carpet choice among homeowners.


Simple Squeaky-Floor Fix

A super-simple solution for a common house problem.


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Everything You Need to Know About Triexta Carpet

Triexta carpet is the newest carpet material on the market and it's growing in popularity. Find out what it is...

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The Pros & Cons of Frieze Carpet

Frieze carpet is popular, especially for high-traffic areas. Learn all about frieze carpet so you can decide if it's right...


What You Need to Know About Vinyl Flooring Durability

We put two kinds of vinyl flooring options to the test and this is what we learned.


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What to Know About Berber Carpet

Everything you need to know about Berber carpet and whether it's right for your home.


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Best Cleaners for Your Hardwood Floor

Find the right wood floor cleaner to keep your wood floors looking their best.


The Best Carpet Cleaning Machines for Your Home

For dirt, stains and everyday messes, what's the best carpet steam cleaner? Here are our picks for best carpet cleaners,...


How to Choose the Right Robot Vacuum

There's a lot to love about robot vacuums, the compact, computerized vacuum cleaners that clean floors without any effort on...