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The 5 Best Carpet Cleaners of 2021

Carpet cleaners help remove lingering carpet stains in high traffic areas and get rid of messes caused by accident-prone children or pets. In this review, the This Old House Reviews team analyzes some of the best carpet cleaners available to help you select the right one for your home. The products included in this article are available at various home improvement stores, local home centers, and online retailers like Amazon.

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 Refinish Hardwood Floors

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

The 5 Best Robotic Vacuums

From the best overall to the best for reaching corners, we reviewed some of the best robotic vacuums available. Keep reading to find the right one for your cleaning needs. The products included in this article are available at various home improvement stores, local home centers, and online retailers like Amazon.

Refinishing Wood Floors: Screening, Sanding, and Finishes

Bringing a dull, worn-out hardwood floor finish back to life is easier than you think.

The 5 Best Vacuum Cleaners (2021)

Vacuums keep homes clean by removing the dirt and dust that covers carpet, hardwood, and other floorings. In this review, the This Old House Reviews team looks into the best vacuums to help you select one that’s right for your home. The products included in this article are available at various home improvement stores, local home centers, and online retailers like Amazon.

How to Clean Tile Floors

Often installed in frequently used rooms like foyers, kitchens, and bathrooms, tile floors can take a tremendous amount of your household’s daily traffic. Read on to learn the best methods and products for cleaning tile floors.

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.

How to Clean Laminate Floors

Once installed, laminate must be properly cared for to keep it looking as good as day one. Read on for our tips for cleaning your laminate floors.

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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.

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How to Repair a Cracked Floor Joist

This Old House general contractor Tom Silva helps a homeowner repair a cracked floor joist

Fast Fixes for Floor Scratches

Between footwear, pets, and furniture, wood floors can take a beating. Minimize the signs of wear and tear with these easy repairs.

Cleaning Dos and Don'ts for a Painted Hardwood Floor

A flooring expert offers tips for caring for your painted wood floor

How to Repair Dog Damage to Wood Flooring

Scratches and stains are the hallmarks of dog ownership. But you can fix the damage done—and minimize the chance of future mishaps

How to Protect Wood Floors

This Old House's top tips for keeping your floors looking like new

Stiffening Bouncy Floors

Tom Silva's tricks for shoring up a springy floors

Cures for the Creaky House

Those aren't ghosts making a racket in your home—it's just normal wear and tear taking its toll. Check out these remedies for common noises.

How to Paint a Floor

Turn a worn-out wood floor into a warm cottage classic with a simple checkerboard pattern

How to Patch a Carpet

A clever and easy solution for scorch marks and holes

Bye-Bye, Bounce

Tom Silva's tricks for fixing a bouncy floor

Fast Fixes for Vinyl Floors

Repairing your damaged resilient flooring is easy if you follow the tips outlined here.

Protecting Floors From Chemical Stripper

A trick for keeping chemical strippers from damaging your floors