Flooring Install & Repair

Installing laminate flooring

Easy DIY Floor Installation for Your Home

There are many different flooring options for your home, some of which hold up better and are easier for a do-it-yourselfer to install than others. Watch this video to find out about some new DIY-friendly flooring and how to install it.

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How to Remove Tar Paper or Felt Residue from Wood Floors

Daniel asks, “How can I remove tar paper residue from my wood floors?”

The asphalt residue from tar paper or felt underlayment can be hard to remove from a wood floor. Read on to find out how.

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How to Secure Cement Backer Board to a Plywood Subfloor

Karen asks, “Our builder installed our tile floor on ¼” thick cement board, and the tiles are moving and popping up. Is there any way to fix this easily?”

There’s no quick fix if the cement backer board wasn’t attached to the subfloor correctly, but read on to find out the right way to install it.

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Stain on wood flooring

Tips on Removing Stains from Wood Floors

Stains that have penetrated through the finish can be hard to remove from wood floors without sanding, but there are several options you might want to try first. Watch this video to find out more.

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Danny Lipford installs vinyl flooring with double stick tape and no adhesive.

How to Install Vinyl Flooring Without Using Adhesive

Vinyl flooring usually requires covering the subfloor in messy adhesive to hold it in place; but thicker vinyl flooring is now available that doesn’t require adhesive, making the process much more DIY friendly. Watch this video to see how easy installing nonadhesive vinyl flooring can be.

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Putting grout on a tile floor.

How to Install and Repair Flooring in Your Home

Watch this video for tips on how to install, repair, and remove flooring in your home. We’ll show you what you need to know to tackle everything from vinyl and carpet to tile and wood flooring.

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Laying a tile floor

Subfloors for Tile and Laminate Flooring

If you want your flooring project to last, you need to start with a good subfloor under it. Find out what you need to know about subflooring for tile and laminate floors.

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How Thick to Apply Floor Leveling Compound to a Subfloor

Jack asks, “How thick a layer of self-leveling compound can you pour on a floor?

Most manufacturers recommend that you apply no more than 1/8” thick coat of self-leveling or floor patch compound at a time. Read on to find out more.

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