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How to Choose Hardwood Flooring for Your Home

Hardwood flooring provides many benefits from its warmth and softness to its durability. Consider your needs to determine which style of wood floor would best suit your home.

The 5 Best Steam Mops (2022 Review)

Steam mops remove tough grime from hard floors around your home using hot water vapor instead of harsh chemicals. In this review, the This Old House Reviews Team researched the five best steam mops on Amazon to help you find the one that’s right for you. The products included in this article are available at various retail stores, local home centers, and online retailers like Amazon.

Best Vinyl Flooring for Bathrooms

When you’re searching for the best vinyl flooring for bathrooms, consider your style preferences and the amount of traffic it gets. Learn about these waterproof flooring options.

Best Flooring for Kitchens in 2022

If you’re searching for the best flooring for your kitchen, consider what your family needs most. From durability to eco-friendliness, there are great options for kitchen flooring.

The 5 Best Handheld Vacuums (2022 Review)

Handheld vacuums can be useful for a variety of tasks, including cleaning under the sofa or in the crevices of your car. In this review, the This Old House Reviews Team researched the five best handheld vacuums on Amazon to help you find the product that’s right for you and your home. The products included in this article are available at various home improvement stores, local home centers, and online retailers like Amazon.

The Best Flooring Options for Basements

Find the best flooring option for your basement by comparing cost, comfort, durability, appearance, and installation details.

How to Fix Squeaky Floors

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

Laminate Flooring Guide: Underlayment & Installation

Today, laminate floors are durable, comfortable, and can even look like real wood. Plus, they are economical and easy to install. Read on to learn more about the basics of laminate flooring.

The Best Flooring Options for Bathrooms

Need to know what the best type of flooring is for a bathroom? Consider ceramic, vinyl, cork and concrete, to name a few.

8 Cheap Flooring Options to Consider in Your Home

Thanks to technological advancements, the world of inexpensive flooring has expanded, giving homeowners and DIYers lots of options. Read this guide to learn more about affordable flooring options.

Fine Hardwoods of the TOH 2020 Idea Houses

Get inspired by the beautiful doors, floors, and wood accents that elevated this year’s pair of TOH Idea Houses.

All About Bamboo Hardwood Flooring

Looking for the best bamboo flooring? Read our guide on what to look for, the difference in cost and durability compared to that of its rival hardwood, and how it delivers on style and versatility.

13 DIY Flooring Projects

Looking for a home improvement project that takes on new ground? Refresh kitchens, baths, living spaces, and even garages with a flooring installation upgrade.

7 Kitchen Flooring Ideas for the Busiest Room in Your House

Picking the ideal kitchen flooring is an important investment in your home. Read on to learn more about the pros and cons of popular kitchen flooring materials.

Wood Floors Are Lightening Up

Dark wood floors are out. Pale hues are in

Painted Floor Inspired by the Past

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

All About Linoleum Flooring

Durable, easy to clean, and eco-friendly before green was a selling point, linoleum is winning new fans. Here's what you need to know if you're considering it for your home

Fun Facts in Rug History

World-renowned appraiser Stephen Fletcher looks back at the history of American floor coverings

5 Easy Room Updates You (Probably) Never Thought Of

The folks at Apartment Therapy share nifty, thrifty interior-design ideas in a new book

11 Ways to Update Your Floors With Paint

Lively and budget-friendly paint ideas for the surfaces beneath your feet

How to Stencil a Pattern on a Floor

Homemade stencil + primer + paint = brand-new floor

American Artisans Whose Work Will Floor You

Check out hand-hewn flooring that brings home details to new heights

How to Paint a Compass Rose and Stripes on Your Floor

Give a room a lift with a stylized compass rose and lots of ocean blues

All About Prefinished Wood Floors

With the classic good looks of solid wood in a DIY-friendly package, these floors are easy to love—and install

How to Paint a Colorful Carpet on Your Porch Floor

Give your outdoor room a permanent rug design

All About Vinyl Flooring

Durable and easy to maintain, this practical, affordable floor covering is continually improving in looks and performance

12 DIY Projects to Add Old-House Charm

Coffered ceilings, beautiful newel posts, wainscoting, and other beautiful details


Fixing Squeaks Under Carpet

In this video, This Old House general contractor Tom Silva demonstrates a special screw that lets you secure loose flooring right through carpet

Fix Now, Save Later

Our experts help you address 9 little trouble spots around your home before they cause big—as in big bucks—damage down the road


How to Paint a Wood Floor

Turn a worn floor into a cottage classic with a simple checkerboard pattern

Decorative Flakes for Epoxy-Coated Floors

With a flick of your wrist, you can change the entire look of your floor using a sprinkle of decorative flakes that come with a variety of color and coverage options. Good for covering imperfections and breaking up the look of a solid floor, color flakes can even approximate the look of terrazzo or granite.

11 Ways to Save While You Splurge

Easy ways to cut costs, not corners, on some of the most high-end home-improvement projects