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Removing Carpet From Stairs

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.

How to Level a Concrete Floor

Get insider tips and a step-by-step guide for concrete floor leveling.

S20 E4, Tom Silva installs tongue and groove flooring
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How to Install Tongue and Groove Flooring

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.

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Overview of Flooring Options

This Old House general contractor Tom Silva and host Kevin O'Connor discuss the wide world of flooring products

Tom Silva teaches Kevin O’Connor how to waterproof a basement
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How to Waterproof a Basement

In this how-to video, This Old House general contractor Tom Silva solves wet basement problems.

S4 E13, Tom Silva installs vinyl flooring
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How to Install Vinyl Flooring

In this video, This Old House general contractor Tom Silva shares tips and tricks for laying a perfect-fit vinyl sheet floor

How to Install Carpet

Want to know how to put carpet down? We take you through all the details — from how to install carpet padding to trimming the edges to seaming adjoining pieces.

How to Install a Cork Floor

Looking for an eco-friendly floor that's also easy on the feet? Read this guide to learn why a cork floor might be the right choice.

S2 E8, Tom Silva installs a new floor
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How to Install Pre-Finished Engineered Flooring

This Old House general contractor Tom Silva shows how to install a beautiful wood floor in just less than one day

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How to Tile a Bathroom Floor

Installing bathroom floor tiles isn’t a job for beginners. Watch what it takes as contractor Angelo McRae installs a new mosaic-tile floor.

S9 E12, Tom Silva repairs tongue and groove flooring
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How to Remove and Replace Tongue and Groove Flooring

Step-by-step instructions to help you carefully fix your wood floor boards without causing damage.

How to Install Carpet Tiles

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.

How to Patch a Concrete Floor

Do you have cracks in your concrete floor that need to be patched? For a long-lasting repair, pay close attention to the edges and the mix. Read on to learn how to patch the concrete on your floors.

How to Level a Floor

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.

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How to Patch Hardwood Flooring

Ask This Old House general contractor Tom Silva helps a homeowner patch a hardwood floor to make it look seamless

How to Easily and Safely Remove Carpet

Grab these carpet removal tools and follow 5 steps to get rid of the old carpet in your home.

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How to Repair Squeaky Floors Through Carpeting

In this how-to video, This Old House general contractor Tom Silva silences a carpeted squeaky floor.

How to Fix Squeaky Floors

Squeaky floors driving you crazy? These easy, surefire fixes will silence noisy hardwood and carpeted floors.

How to Refinish Hardwood Floors

Clean and refinish hardwood floors without sanding down to the bare wood.

19 Ways to Cut Costs on Your House Remodel

Home renovation costs can add up quickly. Here are a handful of ways you can plan for a cheaper remodel.

How to Clean Hardwood Floors Without Damaging Them

Want your hardwood floors to shine? From vacuuming to mopping, discover how to clean your hardwood floors & what to use to without leaving lasting damage.

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Ceramic Tile Flooring in 9 Steps

Here are simple installation tips on bathroom flooring and floor tile that’ll keep what’s underneath your feet solid and long lasting.

How to Install a Floating Floor

A step-by-step plan for putting down an engineered wood floor.

How to Install Baseboard

Tom Silva shows how to install baseboard trim that become visual anchors for any room.

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How to Lay a Floating Floor

This Old House general contractor Tom Silva shares his tips and techniques for putting down a floating floor.

How To Get Every Stain Out Of A Carpet: Coffee, Urine & More

Here’s how to create homemade carpet cleaning solutions to get the most common types of stains.

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How to Patch a Hardwood Floor

Tom Silva installs a patch in a hardwood floor and fills the gaps with a custom wood putty

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How to Remove a Burn Mark from a Hardwood Floor

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.

Subflooring Secrets to a Quiet Floor

Squeaky floors can be a jobsite nuisance or a frustrating callback. Learn how choosing the right subflooring material can help prevent the pain

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How to Repair a Bad Flooring Joint

Ask This Old House general contractor Tom Silva repairs a piece of wood nosing that was poorly installed and resulted in a bad joint.

Painted Floor Inspired by the Past

Use tape, paint, and a stencil to make this classic floor pattern shine

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How to Install DIY Radiant Floor Heating

Use a specialized foam panel called Bekotec to lock the PEX tubing in place, cover it with a sand-and-cement mix, and tile away