Flooring Structure

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How to Silence a Squeaky Floor

Silence that squeaky floor with these tips.

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5 Reasons Your Floor Joists may Cause Uneven Flooring

How to evaluate and repair dips and heaves in your floors.

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Top 3 Woods for a Hardwood Subfloor

You'll need a sturdy foundation for your flooring.

Floor joists in a construction project.
Proper Spacing for Floor Joists

Floor joists are a vital component in any structure. Understanding their construction and spacing is a necessity for any aspiring DIYer.

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Support Columns

Support columns are used to help raise floor joists so that floors don't sag. If your floor is creaking

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How to Install Isolation Membrane Part 1

Installing isolation membrane is essential if you are trying to install ceramic tile over a crack.

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How to Fix Squeaking Carpeted Floors

Eliminate the irritating creak beneath your feet.

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How to Install Membrane Waterproofing to a Shower

It helps prevent damage from splashes over time.

Mistakes to Avoid when Applying Liquid Membrane to Plaster Walls

A liquid membrane allows a wall to be waterproofed.

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Causes of Squeaking Carpeted Floors

Carpeted floors that squeak may indicate a serious problem.

How to Prevent Uneven Floors

Preventing uneven floors is the first step to success.

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How to Connect a Computer Network in Raised Floors

Computer raised floors are common because they allow various cables to pass underneath the floor.

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Repairing Uneven Floors: Hiring a Contractor

It is essential to take steps to level out uneven floors as soon as possible. If you plan on hiring a

5 Steps to Replace Raised Floor Panels

Replacing missing or warped raised floor panels.

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Threshold

A threshold is also known as a transition piece.

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How to Repair Raised Flooring Pedestals

Raised flooring pedestals are what support a raised floor off the ground, if these become bent or damaged

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6 Steps To Leveling a Wood Floor

It's one of many home maintenance tasks one often performs.

What are the Parts of a Raised Floor Tile

Allows cables, and HVAC controls to run under the floor.

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How to Install Cork Flooring Underlayment

Installing cork flooring underlayment is essential to the process of proper cork floor installation.

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Subflooring

Subflooring is the base floor beneath a finished floor.

Pros and Cons of Floor Heating Mats

When winter rolls around, floors can turn stone cold.

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How to Strengthen Wood Floor Trusses

Floor trusses are used in crawl spaces or upper floors.

Worker Spraying Blown Fiberglass Insulation between Attic Trusses.
How to Seal a Floor Truss

A floor truss helps to keep your floor stable and even.

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Common Problems Installing a Subfloor Over Concrete

There are several problems that you could run into.

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Chipboard Flooring: How to Install a Chipboard Subfloor Part 1

Installing chipboard flooring is complicated.

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Alternatives to Floor Joist Replacement

How sister-joisting can reinforce a floor joist.

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What Subfloor Works Best with Self Leveling Compound

It can help smooth and strengthen any loose subflooring.

How to Replace a Steel Floor Joist

Learning how to replace a steel floor joist is daunting.

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How to Remove Trapped Moisture From a Floating Subfloor

Improperly sealed concrete moisture can get trapped.

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How to Install Floating Laminate Floor Part 2

Complete your flooring upgrade.

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How to Make Reference Lines for Ceramic Tile Installation

Ceramic tile looks wonderful when it is properly installed.

How to Brace Your Floor Joists

The floor in a home is placed on top of the joists.

How to Fix Squeaky Laminate Floors

Nobody likes a floor that squeaks.

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9 Engineered Floor Joists Installation Tips

Consider these when working with engineered I-Beam lumber.

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What causes floor joists to crack?

Because floor joists typically support significant weight.

A finished basement.
Keeping a Basement Floor Warm and Dry

A floating subfloor may be your solution.

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Installing Waterproofing Membrane to a Shower

Add an extra layer of protection against water damage.

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Floor Joist Cross Bracing

Additional stability for your floors is possible in both new and old homes with joist cross bracing.

Floor joists under the floorboards of an old house.
How to Remove Mold from Floor Joists

Mold can be a costly and persistent problem, but you can clean it up yourself with the right steps.

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How Long Does a Self-leveling Compound Take to Dry?

A self leveling compound is ideal for filling dips in wooden floors or for smoothing concrete ones, so long as you adhere to dry times and instructions.

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Solid Bridging

Bridging goes between floor joists.