Flooring How To & DIY
Improve the value of your home by discovering our flooring step-by-step tips & ideas.
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.
Get insider tips and a step-by-step guide for concrete floor leveling.
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.
Ask This Old House general contractor Tom Silva helps a homeowner patch a hardwood floor to make it look seamless
Grab these carpet removal tools and follow 5 steps to get rid of the old carpet in your home.
Read these step-by-step instructions on how to install carpet tiles on your home floor.
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.
Squeaky floors driving you crazy? These easy, surefire fixes will silence noisy hardwood and carpeted floors.
Clean and refinish hardwood floors without sanding down to the bare wood.
Home renovation costs can add up quickly. Here are a handful of ways you can plan for a cheaper remodel.
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.
Here are simple installation tips on bathroom flooring and floor tile that’ll keep what’s underneath your feet solid and long lasting.
Step-by-step instructions to help you carefully fix your wood floor boards without causing damage.
Installing bathroom floor tiles isn’t a job for beginners. Watch what it takes as contractor Angelo McRae installs a new mosaic-tile floor.
This Old House general contractor Tom Silva shares his tips and techniques for putting down a floating floor.
Here’s how to create homemade carpet cleaning solutions to get the most common types of stains.
Tom Silva installs a patch in a hardwood floor and fills the gaps with a custom wood putty
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.
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 repairs a piece of wood nosing that was poorly installed and resulted in a bad joint.
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
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.