Category: Flooring


5 Tips for Building an Outdoor Shower

Whether you live by the beach or simply want to create an oasis for summer days, an al-fresco shower can be a great way to up your outdoor ante and wash away the sand before heading indoors. (Bonus, it’s also a great place to rinse off a muddy puppy.)   Below are 5 tips for


Your 101 Guide for Modern Flooring Trends This 2019

Ready to remodel the house you’ve always wanted? If you are planning to keep your home up-to-date, then you can start with your floor. This might get you all excited until you realize that choosing a floor is somehow unsettling! This is true, there are a lot of choices out there and you might get


How to Install Hardwood Flooring (Complete Instructions)

We first ran this article in 2010. It provides detailed instructions for installing hardwood flooring over a wood substructure. It chronicles tutorials for each step of the process, derived from our installation of 3/4 inch solid, tongue-and-groove Brazilian Walnut hardwoods in our own home! At the bottom, we provide links to posts on the tools


How to Patch a Chipped Wood Floor

Using only hand tools and a drill, Tom Silva makes minor floor damage disappear with a simple and effective dutchman repair technique You don’t have to replace an entire floorboard to fix a small chip or gouge. Instead, patch it with a new piece of wood, as Tom demonstrates here, and heed his advice for


Your Guide to the Different Types of Wood Flooring

If you’re thinking of putting in wood floors, you can’t go wrong. All types of hardwood floors have unmatched natural beauty and go with any decor — modern, traditional, country, you name it. Hardwood flooring goes in any room, although kitchens and basements warrant special considerations.         Unfinished or Finished?   Unfinished hardwood flooring is a good


How To Refinish Hardwood Floors

Just about anyone who has older hardwood floors in their home or has discovered they have them under their carpet has thought about refinishing them. It is true you could hire someone to do this task, but if you have ever gotten it priced out you were probably surprised by the cost. It is a