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How to Silence a Squeaky Floor

Silence that squeaky floor with these tips.

What Consistency Yields the Best Results for a Self-Leveling Compound

If you need to smooth an uneven surface in preparation of flooring installation, self-leveling compound is a very useful product for the job.

Floor Trusses vs Floor Joists

Although they both function to support the flooring and building above it, there are important differences between flooring trusses and joists.

How to Reglue Linoleum Tiles

Linoleum tiles can be an amazing asset to any home. They look great but are also inexpensive and easy to install.

How To Lay Linoleum Tiles Diagonally

Linoleum tiles are very useful in some areas of the house.

How to Install a Threshold

Create a barrier for dust and drafts by installing a threshold.

Sistering Floor Joists: 6 Mistakes to Avoid

Sistering floor joists is a project that should be handled carefully. Learn to avoid these six common mistakes and avoid a big headache.

3 Options for Uneven Floor Repair

Before you can install new flooring, your subflooring must be even. If it's not, check out three easy solutions to fix the problem.

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.

Floor Joist Cross Bracing

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

What Are the Drawbacks of Using a Self-Leveling Compound?

Self-leveling compounds work for some jobs but not others.

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.

How to Calculate Floor Joist Span

Coming up with the floor joist span can be really difficult, but as long as you know what to measure,

Can Self-Leveling Compound Be Used Over a Brick Floor?

Self leveling compound can be used on any surface.

Floor Joists

Floor joists are an important part of any floor.

Installing Waterproofing Membrane to a Shower

Add an extra layer of protection against water damage.

Joist Support

A joist support braces the floor joists.

How can I sand down bumps in a dried self-leveling compound?

Self leveling compound makes floors level.

How to Fix a Wood Threshold

Fixing a wood threshold is a relatively simple task.

How to Prepare the Floor before Pouring Self-leveling Compound

Apply to a floor prior to the laying of tile or wood planks.

How to Instal Flooring Underlayment

A good flooring underlayment serves as a water barrier.

What is the Wait Time before Laying Ceramic Tile on Self Leveling Compound?

Self-leveling compound is a quick set concrete compound.

How and When to Use Floor Jacks for a Sagging Floor

Use floor jacks to restore low points and re-level.

How to Attach a Joist to a Joist Hanger

Joist hangers make building joists easier and offer substantial support to the structure.

How to Fix a Squeaky Floor Using Baby Powder

The noise can indicate a problem with the floor.

When is Lightweight Concrete the Best Subfloor Solution?

Lightweight concrete can also be made using certain types of foaming agents.

Why Use Self-leveling Compound?

A self-leveling compound is primarily utilized for smoothing out and setting up the floor.

Troubleshooting Your Crawl Space Vapor Barrier

If your crawl space vapor barrier goes bad, repair it with this guide.

Keeping a Basement Floor Warm and Dry

Dampness problems in your basement? A floating subfloor may be your solution.

Lay a Floor Joist in 4 Steps

Laying a floor joist in a wood frame house is a simple procedure that can be done in 4 easy steps. Wood

Cleaning A Threshold

A threshold is a raised panel immediately below a door designed to prevent objects and water from coming

Protecting A Wood Threshold

Wood thresholds take quite a pounding when you think about it. There they lie across a door way and virtually

Steps To Laying A New Subfloor

If you’ve removed an old floor to replace it only to find that the subfloor underneath is damaged,

How To Adjust A Threshold

A properly fitted threshold very seldom needs adjusting but occasionally problems arise that make it

Threshold Types

When it comes to installing a new threshold, you will be faced with several different options in terms

How to Make a Ramp for Raised Flooring

Learning how to make a ramp for raised flooring can be fairly difficult but with the right tools and

How to Repair Raised Flooring Pedestals

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

How to Disassemble a Raised Floor

Dissembling a raised floor is a vital if you are ever installing any type of wiring or repairing heating

5 Steps to Replace Raised Floor Panels

Replacing missing or warped raised floor panels is a very easy project for anyone to complete. Raised

How to Repair Sunken Parts of Raised Floors

Raised floors were once only found in offices and data centers, but they have become more popular in