Flooring How To & DIY
Improve the value of your home by discovering our flooring step-by-step tips & ideas.
If you're faced with unsightly spots in your wood flooring, follow these steps to learn how to properly patch the floor to blend the old with the new.
A veteran tile setter shares his best practices for achieving top-notch tiled surfaces.
In this video, Ask This Old House general contractor Tom Silva shows host Kevin O’Connor how tongue-and-groove flooring works, how to install it, and some of the tools and techniques required for the job.
Want to level floors in your old house? Read this step-by-step guide to making a subfloor flat in preparation for installing a new finished floor.
Need to stretch a section of carpet in your home? It takes a bit of muscle, but specialized tools do most of the work.
Removing carpet from stairs can be easily tackled in a day or over the weekend, without hiring a professional. Read on to learn easiest method for carpet removal on your staircase.
Grab these carpet removal tools and follow 5 steps to get rid of the old carpet in your home.
Get insider tips and a step-by-step guide for concrete floor leveling.
Carpet tiles can be a stylish and affordable flooring choice—and their simple maintenance makes them a smart one. Luckily, installing carpet tiles is beginner-friendly, requiring just a few tools and a bit of preparation to get the job done.
Ask This Old House carpenter Nathan Gilbert travels to Portland, Oregon to repair an original wood floor that was burned by a face-down hot iron.
Using only hand tools and a drill, Tom Silva makes minor floor damage disappear with a simple and effective dutchman repair technique
Squeaky floors can be a jobsite nuisance or a frustrating callback. Learn how choosing the right subflooring material can help prevent the pain
Ask This Old House general contractor Tom Silva demonstrates some DIY Smarts with the correct way to replace a cracked kitchen floor tile.
Ask This Old House general contractor Tom Silva helps a homeowner replace the peeling, vinyl floor in his bathroom with a ceramic tile floor
Ask This Old House general contractor Tom Silva fixes a chipped wood floor using a Dutchman and hand tools.
Ask This Old House general contractor Tom Silva repairs a piece of wood nosing that was poorly installed and resulted in a bad joint.
This Old House general contractor Tom Silva helps a homeowner patch a large hole in painted baseboard molding
Tom Silva installs a patch in a hardwood floor and fills the gaps with a custom wood putty
Ask This Old House general contractor Tom Silva helps a homeowner patch a hardwood floor to make it look seamless
Use a specialized foam panel to lock the PEX tubing in place, cover it with a sand-and-cement mix, and tile away.
This Old House host Kevin O'Connor heads to Del Ray Beach, Florida, to restore terrazzo floors
This Old House plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey demonstrates some common plumbing mistakes and how to avoid them
This Old House general contractor Tom Silva helps a homeowner repair a cracked floor joist
This Old House general Contractor Tom Silva shows how you can silence those squeaks by using specials screws
Between footwear, pets, and furniture, wood floors can take a beating. Minimize the signs of wear and tear with these easy repairs.
Lively and budget-friendly paint ideas for the surfaces beneath your feet
Use click-together Marmoleum squares to lay a floating floor in an endless array of colorful patterns
This Old House general contractor Tom Silva and host Kevin O'Connor discuss the wide world of flooring products
Installing bathroom floor tiles isn’t a job for beginners. Watch what it takes as contractor Angelo McRae installs a new mosaic-tile floor.
Uncovering a beautiful hardwood floors with This Old House general contractor Tom Silva