Flooring Install & Repair

Installing Engineered Hardwood Flooring

Engineered hardwood flooring comes sanded and finished from the factory, eliminating much of the mess and time involved with installing traditional solid wood flooring. It can be held in place with nails or glue, depending on the type of surface it’s installed over.

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Using a cold chisel and hammer to remove a ceramic tile.

How to Remove a Bathroom Wall Tile

Watch this video to find out how to remove an existing ceramic tile using a nail set, carbide tipped masonry drill bit, hammer, and cold chisel.

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How to Cut Door Jambs Around Flooring

To cut door jambs so flooring will fit under them, turn a piece of flooring over to use as a guide. Lay a handsaw flat on top of the flooring and saw through the jamb.

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Prefinished engineered wood flooring.

Laying Wood Flooring Over Tile

Donna asks, “We are thinking about replacing our tile floor in the kitchen. Is it possible to lay hardwood over an existing tile floor?”

Yes, you can lay a wood floor over tile if the existing floor is in good shape and without cracks. I would suggest 3/8” thick, prefinished engineered hardwood flooring.

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How To Install Commercial Carpet

Watch this video to find out how to cut to size and install carpet in a small room in your house.

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Laying a tile floor.

How to Tile Over Vinyl Flooring

Linda asks, “Can I lay ceramic tile over vinyl tile in my kitchen?”

If the existing vinyl floor was installed over concrete and is glued down firmly, you should be able to tile right over it without any problem. Read on to find out more.

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Sanding wood floor with floor sander.

How to Refinish Wood Floors

Nowhere is the charm of an older home more apparent than in the rich look of heart pine floors. Cut from the dense heartwood near the center of virgin longleaf pine trees, heart pine is prized for its fine grain, durability, and lasting beauty. Watch this video to find out more.

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Using Asphalt Shingles on a Low Slope Roof

Mike asks, “I just bought a house with a roof section that has a low 1″-2″ pitch, should I use rubber roofing or are shingles acceptable?”

Asphalt shingles usually require a 4” or greater rise for every horizontal foot of run, though it’s possible to use them on a lower sloped roof. Read on for details.

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