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.
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.
This Old House general contractor Tom Silva and host Kevin O'Connor discuss the wide world of flooring products
In this how-to video, This Old House general contractor Tom Silva solves wet basement problems.
In this video, This Old House general contractor Tom Silva shares tips and tricks for laying a perfect-fit vinyl sheet 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.
This Old House general contractor Tom Silva shows how to install a beautiful wood floor in just less than one day
Installing bathroom floor tiles isn’t a job for beginners. Watch what it takes as contractor Angelo McRae installs a new mosaic-tile floor.
Step-by-step instructions to help you carefully fix your wood floor boards without causing damage.
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.
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.
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.
Ask This Old House general contractor Tom Silva helps a homeowner patch a hardwood floor to make it look seamless
In this how-to video, This Old House general contractor Tom Silva silences a carpeted squeaky floor.
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.
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 tape, paint, and a stencil to make this classic floor pattern shine