Flooring Structure

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Is it cheaper to replace a floor joist or to try and repair it?

In discovering a cracked or broken floor joist, you will have options to replace the floor joist or to

Cross-Bridging

Cross-bridging is a special way to join floor joists to prevent them from warping. The floor joists are

Solid Bridging

Solid bridging are the pieces that are put in between the floor joists so that they don’t twist

Support Columns

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

Threshold

A threshold is a relatively thin strip of material, usually wood or metal, that has beveled edges on

Top Plate

Aligning the top plate to the bottom plate is a tricky task. If the top plate is not aligned it will

How to Lay a Floating Subfloor over Concrete Part 2

Now that you have prepared the cement floor and the subflooring for installation, you are ready to plan

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

How to Connect a Computer Network in Raised Floors

Computer raised floors are common because they allow various cables to pass underneath the floor without

How to Stop Your Subflooring from Sweating

Finding and fixing the cause of sweating subflooring is a must to prevent damage to flooring materials

Subflooring

Subflooring is the base floor beneath a finished floor which supports the finished floor and provides

How to Fix a Self Leveling Compound Job Gone Bad

Self leveling compound can make the job easier - or messier

What Is Self-leveling Compound?

A chemical mixture used to smooth uneven floors.

How to Replace Floor Joists

Keep your flooring or deck in tip top shape.

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.

Tips to Connect Wood Floor Joists to Cinder Block Walls

In order to attach wood to masonry, use the right tools.

How to Tell if Your Floating Subfloor has Rot

If you have a floating subfloor, watch for soft spots.

How to Install Transition Strips

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

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 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.

Advantages and Disavantages of Platform Framing

Understand platform framing in home construction.