Flooring Structure

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How to Silence a Squeaky Floor

Silence that squeaky floor with these tips.

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.

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.

How to Fix a Self Leveling Compound Job Gone Bad

Self leveling compound can make the job easier - or messier

How to Fix a Squeaky Floor Using Baby Powder

The noise can indicate a problem with the floor.

How to Install Transition Strips

These can finish off the edge of a floor and make the job look more professional.

When is Lightweight Concrete the Best Subfloor Solution?

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

How to Remove Old Glue from Subflooring

When you want to remove or replace carpet or tile sheets on your subflooring, you will most likely find a nasty trace of glue residue once they are removed.

Why Use Self-leveling Compound?

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

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

A self-leveling compound is ideal in smoothing out un-leveled wood floors and concrete floors.

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.

How to Install a Threshold

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

How to Replace Floor Joists

Keep your flooring or deck in tip top shape by replacing floor joists when they go bad.

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.

How to Prepare Uneven Subfloors for Laminate Flooring

Whether your subfloor is made of concrete or wood, follow these steps to even out your subfloor before installing laminate flooring.

How to Lay a Floating Subfloor over Concrete - Part One

Learn what kind of preparation you need to undertake before you can add a floating subfloor to your home.

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.

Floor Joist Cross Bracing

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

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.

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.

A Guide to Installing Flooring Underlayment

A good flooring underlayment will help to deaden the sound of the room and will also serve as a water

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

How to Fix a Wood Threshold

Fixing a wood threshold is a relatively simple task that can be complicated only by the surface to which

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

What are the Parts of a Raised Floor Tile

Raised floor tile is part of a system that allows cables and sometimes heating and air conditioning to

2 Different Types of Raised Floor Systems

In essence, there are two main types of raised floor systems. The first is found in homes and other buildings

Are Raised Floors Better than Concrete Slab Floors?

Raised floors are a much better, drier and warmer alternative than concrete slab floors. However, many

Pros and Cons of a Raised Tile Floor

A raised tile floor can be a useful feature in your home. Raised flooring is an elevated floor that extends

Care and Maintenance of a Cork Floor

A cork floor can give a room a natural, organic look. However, a cork floor requires a good amount of

Building a Floating Floor on an Uneven Surface

A floating floor can really spice up any kind of home design. Some even serve multi-purposes such as