Flooring Installation

Read through step-by-step tutorials to help you prepare for any installation pertaining to your flooring.


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Tile Setting 101: Best Practices from an Expert

A veteran tile setter shares his best practices for achieving top-notch tiled surfaces.

How to Install Vinyl Plank Flooring in a Kitchen

In this DIY Smarts project, Carpenter Nathan Gilbert helps a homeowner replace a dated vinyl kitchen floor with modern vinyl plank flooring to complete an updated look.

How to Install Hardwood Floors

Go from subfloor to breathtaking in as little as a day. Follow this guide for installing hardwood floors in your home.

How to Choose the Right Grout for Any Tile Job

All grout formulas fall into just two basic categories: traditional cement-based ones or newer resin-based types. Use this guide to help you decide which type is the best for your project, your budget, and your skills.

Installing Vinyl Flooring Over Ceramic Tile

Consider the tile’s joints and the floor’s height when laying vinyl over tile.

Installing Flooring or Cabinets: Which Comes First?

Should you install a kitchen floor before the cabinets?

Asbestos Floor Tiles: Safe to Remove?

Got an old house? Read why you should leave asbestos tiles alone and how to cover them.

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.

How to Level a Concrete Floor

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

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 Lay a Stone Tile Floor

Use an uncoupling membrane to prevent tiles from cracking or popping loose

How to Install a Floor Medallion

A guide to creating a beautiful inlaid ornament in a wood 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.

Installing Radiant Floor Heating in Existing Homes

Retrofitting radiant heating into your home will not only keep you warm but help you save on energy bills too.

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.

How to Install a Floating Floor

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

How to Lay a Vinyl Tile Floor

A step-by-step guide to preparing the floor and installing peel-and-stick tiles

Tiling in Corners

A foolproof way to cut around an outside corner

Tight-Fitting Floor Boards

A tip for laying tongue-and-groove flooring

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 Baseboards

Installing baseboard trim serves as a visual anchor for any room. Tom Silva shows how to install baseboard trim that becomes visual anchors for any room. Learn about joint requirements, cap molding, and what size nails you’ll need in this helpful guide.

How to Lay Engineered Wood Floors

Flooring expert Jeff Hosking shows how easy it is to install this tough man-made flooring