Flooring Structure

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How to Install a Threshold

Create a barrier for dust & drafts by installing a threshold

A roll of transition strips.
How to Install Transition Strips

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

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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.

man spreading self-leveling compound on a floor
How to Fix a Self Leveling Compound Job Gone Bad

Self leveling compound can make the job easier - or messier

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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 joist foundation for a building
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.

A circular saw cutting plywood subflooring.
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.

Exposed floor joists under an old floor.
How to Replace Floor Joists

Keep your flooring or deck in tip top shape.

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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.

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Advantages and Disavantages of Platform Framing

Understand platform framing in home construction.

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

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

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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,