It's generally advisable to remove old flooring and paint before adding new layers. But exceptions do exist. Learn how to determine whether layering floor types is acceptable or not. Plus, buyer beware: Discover the major pitfall of sheet vinyl flooring.
Find out what causes a squeaky floor and learn how to stop the sound. Get tips on both silencing noisy floorboards under carpeting and fixing a creaky hardwood floor so that your repair blends in.
Learn how to deduce whether cracked flooring tile is the result of problems with the grout, or the underlayment. Plus, get advice for dealing with the floor's installer after a botched installation.
LESLIE: Lynette in Louisiana is on the line with a warped floor at her house. How can we help you today, Lynette? LYNETTE: My home that I live in was built in 1940 and it is on concrete piers. TOM: OK. LYNETTE: There’s a differential crawlspace underneath the house, as little as 6 inches on Read the full article…
Tackless strips are used to adhere carpet to hardwood floors, but their holes stay behind even after that carpet's been removed. Learn the best way to fill and mask them so they blend in with the newly-revealed hardwood.
When heavy rains bring basement flooding, learn the easy way to make sure it never happens again.
How to Repair Floor Tile Cracked tile doesn’t just look bad. With its sharp edges, it can also be dangerous. If you have a cracked tile or two around your home, you don’t have to call a pro to fix them. You can do it on your own. All you need to repair floor tile Read the full article…
Want to incorporate a sleek, modern, clean look into your kitchen? Tom and Leslie have tips on how to achieve one of the hottest new design trends making its way to this side of the Atlantic from Europe. Plus find out how to breathe new life into some of the furniture you may already have with stain. Learn a quick way to test your air conditioning system to make sure it’s doing all it can to keep you cool and comfortable, and get answers to your calls about, bathroom renovation, metal roofing, hardware options, driveway repair, radiant floors, removing paneling, cleaning a concrete slab, roof drains, refinishing floors, planning a deck.
Get tips on assessing why an interior floor is sinking, and how to fix the damage. Plus, learn the three types of foundations that exist in traditional residential homes.
Laminate floors offer easy installation, but can be tough to fix if they bubble and buckle. Learn what options exist for fixing a Pergo laminate floor, and discover tricks for avoiding moisture-related problems in the first place.