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How to Fix Scratches In Hardwood Floors

Fixing scratched hardwood floors is essential for any homeowner lucky enough to have wood floors. Scratches on hardwood floors mar their beauty, but fixing scratches is easy. You can make your floor look [more…]

How to Fix Loose Ceramic Floor Tiles

Fix a loose ceramic floor tile before the tile breaks. Loose floor tiles occur if the original adhesive doesn't seal properly or if the grout is chipped or uneven, allowing moisture to get under the tile [more…]

How to Fix a Squeaky Floor That’s Carpeted

Fixing a squeaky floor that’s carpeted can be challenging. To fix a squeaky carpeted floor, you might have to try a few times until you get the squeak to stop. [more…]

How to Fix Ripped or Torn Carpet

Fixing a ripped or torn carpet is essential because loose carpet tears easily. Fixing a ripped carpet while the tear is small can prevent accidents and keep the damage from spreading. Sharp objects can [more…]

How to Fix Damaged Pile Carpet

Patching a pile carpet that’s damaged or stained can renew its look. Fixing damaged pile carpet with a patch is cheaper than replacing a whole carpet. Just cut out the damaged or stained spot and add a [more…]

How to Repair Vinyl Sheet Flooring

Knowing how to repair vinyl sheet flooring is an inexpensive way to improve the look of your floor. Repair vinyl sheet flooring when it suffers damage in high-activity kitchens and baths, and other areas [more…]

How to Replace Broken Ceramic Tile

Replace broken or missing ceramic tiles to prevent further damage. Damaged tiles allow moisture to get under the tile, so replace broken ceramic tiles right away. Ditto for clay tiles! [more…]

Measuring to Buy Ceramic Floor Tiles

Buying ceramic tile for floors requires measuring and math. Estimate how many ceramic tiles to buy by calculating the total floor area you plan to cover and dividing that number by the size of one tile [more…]

How to Fix a Squeaky Floor Caused by Gaps between the Subfloor and Joist

Squeaky floors can be extremely irritating. Fixing a squeaky floor caused by gaps between the subfloor and joist is easiest if you have a basement or an access space. Floors get squeaky when wood dries [more…]

How to Get a Room Ready for Floor Tile

When laying floor tiles, getting the room ready is the hardest part. Preparing the room for floor tiles is grunt work, but you’ll soon get to the fun part: laying tiles. You need a pry bar, hammer, nail [more…]

How to Get Wood Floors Ready for Sanding

Before refinishing a hardwood floor, you need to know how to get the floors ready for sanding. The way you get floors ready for sanding affects the final finish, so prepare carefully. The sanding process [more…]

How to Fix a Squeaky Floor with a Metal Cleat

Squeaky floors can be extremely irritating. Fixing a squeaky floor with a metal cleat is an easy way to fix a number of problems. Floors get squeaky when wood dries out [more…]

How to Fix a Squeaky Floor Caused by Gaps between the Subfloor and Finished Floor

Squeaky floors can be extremely irritating. Fixing a squeaky floor caused by gaps between the subfloor and the finished floor is easiest if you have a basement or an access space. [more…]

How to Replace Vinyl Floor Tiles

Replacing vinyl floor tiles is pretty easy, especially if you saved extra tiles when the floor was installed. If not, scavenge a replacement vinyl tile from somewhere that won't be noticed, such as inside [more…]

How to Find Replacement Ceramic and Clay Tiles

Finding replacement ceramic and clay tiles can be time consuming and frustrating. At the very least, finding replacement tiles will require trips to your local tile contractors. But if your tile is older [more…]

Measuring to Buy Resilient Floor Tiles

Resilient flooring comes in vinyl, rubber, linoleum, VCT, cork, and slip-resistant materials. Buying floor tile requires measuring and math. Estimate how many tiles to buy by calculating the total floor [more…]

Calculating the Amount of Carpet You Need

If your home improvement project involves new carpeting, determining how much carpeting to buy is easy. Calculate the square footage of floor you want to cover, divide that number by 9, and you have the [more…]

How Much Vinyl Flooring Do You Need?

Does your home improvement project involve a new vinyl floor? To figure out how many vinyl floor tiles, or sheet vinyl, you need, follow these simple formulas: [more…]

How Much Ceramic Tile Do You Need?

If your home improvement plan involves a new ceramic tile floor, how do you determine the amount of ceramic tiles you need? Simply calculate the area you plan to cover and divide that number by the size [more…]

DIY Flooring Calculators

Make DIY floor-laying simple with a bit of forward planning. When you’re laying a floor yourself, figure out how many tiles or how much carpet you need with these handy calculations [more…]

How to Paint Wood Floors

Knowing how to paint wood floors can make the difference between a stylish statement and a mess. The thought of painting wood floors can be scary, but if your hardwood floor is damaged [more…]

How to Paint Concrete Floors

Painting concrete floors is a great way to dress up, seal, or protect this sturdy flooring. Knowing how to paint concrete floors can make the difference between a stylish statement and a mess. [more…]

Should You Hire a Pro to Sand Hardwood Floors?

Deciding whether to sand a hardwood floor by yourself or to hire a pro requires honesty about your abilities. Hire a professional to sand floors if you have any doubts about tackling the job yourself. [more…]

How to Refinish a Hardwood Floor

To refinish a hardwood floor, the first thing you need to do is sand off the old finish. You need a walk-behind floor sander, which you can rent. You also want to rent a handheld power edge sander for [more…]

How to Replace Damaged Areas of Hardwood Flooring

If your hardwood floor is in generally fine shape, with only a damaged spot or two, it is easy and economical to make small repairs by replacing a strip or plank of flooring. You can also fix buckled areas [more…]

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