Flooring Install & Repair

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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Laying tile on a tile floor.

Tiling Over a Tile Floor

James asks, “I currently have a dated ceramic bathroom tile floor. Is it possible to tile on top of the existing tiles?”

Yes, it is possible to lay tile over an existing tile floor as long as it is in good condition with no major cracks or settling. Read on to find out how.

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Tiling a Floor

While ceramic tile can be applied directly to a concrete slab, wooden floors should be covered with cement backer board first. On areas that are not easily seen, start with whole tiles along one the edge. For more visible areas, mark the midpoints of each wall, and pop a chalk line on the floor in both directions. Use the point where the two lines cross as the center for laying out your tile.

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Tile floor

Installing Tile Over a Wood Subfloor

The use of a plywood subfloor topped by cement backer board has made tiling much easier today than when I started my remodeling career. But there are a few important considerations to take into account when tiling over a wood subfloor. Read on to find out more

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Scoring ceramic tile with a glass cutter to cut the tile to size.

How to Cut Ceramic Tile with a Glass Cutter

Find out how to cut ceramic tile by hand using a glass cutter, square, and wire clothes hanger. Watch this video to find out more.

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