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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.

Richard Trethewey pointing out how to add radiant heating to a solid wood floor
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How to Install Radiant Heat Under a Solid Wood Floor

This Old House general contractor Tom Silva shows how to run radiant heat tubing under a new hardwood floor

DIY Radiant Heating at Home
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How to Install DIY Radiant Floor Heating

Use a specialized foam panel to lock the PEX tubing in place, cover it with a sand-and-cement mix, and tile away.

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How to Replace a Cracked Floor Tile

Ask This Old House general contractor Tom Silva demonstrates some DIY Smarts with the correct way to replace a cracked kitchen floor tile.

S20 E16, Nathan Gilbert installs vinyl plank flooring
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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 Patch a Wood Floor

A previous owner removed three old floor-mount heating ducts in our house, leaving patched areas that are obvious and unstable. How can I redo them, so they blend in with the surrounding floor?—Mike Scarmon, Evansville, WI

The 4 Best Power Washers (2022 Review)

Power washers effectively and quickly remove grime and other debris from driveways, fences, and other surfaces. In this review, the This Old House Reviews Team researched the four best power washers 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 5 Best Portable Carpet Cleaners (2022 Review)

While many commercial-grade carpet cleaners are bulky, heavy, and costly, portable models are lightweight, affordable, and easy to maneuver. In this review, the This Old House Reviews Team researched the five best portable carpet cleaners on Amazon to help you find the one that’s right for you.

Installing radiant heat in house
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How to Install Radiant Heat

This Old House plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey shows how to retrofit an old home with new under-floor heat.

Best Handheld Cordless Vacuum Cleaners of 2022

Handheld vacuums make cleaning hard-to-reach places, such as underneath furniture easier. In this review, the This Old House Reviews Team researched the five best handheld cordless vacuum cleaners on Amazon to help you find the product that’s right for you. The products included in this article are available at various department stores, home improvement stores, and online retailers like Amazon.

The 5 Car Vacuums (2022 Review)

Car vacuums can keep the seats and floors of your sedan or SUV clean. In this review, the This Old House Reviews Team researched the five best car vacuums on Amazon to help you find the product that’s right for you. The products included in this article are available at local home centers, large retailers, and online retailers like Amazon.

The 5 Best Carpet Shampoos (2022 Review)

If you host parties, have children, or own pets, it’s inevitable that your carpet will become stained at some point. In this review, the This Old House Reviews Team researched the five best carpet shampoos on Amazon to help you find the product that’s right for you. The products included in this article are available at various home stores and online retailers like Amazon.

Best Handheld Carpet Cleaners of 2022

Portable carpet cleaners are transported from room to room as you remove stains, dirt, and debris from your carpets. In this review, the This Old House Reviews Team researched the five best handheld carpet cleaners on Amazon to help you find the product that’s right for you. The products included in this article are available at various home and garden stores, local home centers, and online retailers like Amazon.

The 4 Best Floor Cleaners (2022 Review)

Floor cleaners can remove dirt and grime from hardwood, tile, and more. In this review, the This Old House Reviews Team researched the four best floor cleaners on Amazon to help you find the product that’s right for you. The products included in this article are available at various home improvement stores, local home centers, and online retailers like Amazon.

The 5 Best Laminate Floor Cleaners (2022 Review)

Laminate floors can be difficult to clean because they sustain damage from moisture. In this review, the This Old House Reviews Team researched the five best laminate floor cleaners on Amazon to help you find the product that’s right for you. The products included in this article are available at various home improvement stores, local home centers, and online retailers like Amazon.

Tile Setting 101: Best Practices from an Expert

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

The 5 Best Carpet Stain Removers (2022 Review)

Food and drink spills are bound to happen on your carpet, so you want to make sure you have a stain remover on hand for when they do. In this review, the This Old House Reviews Team researched the five best carpet stain removers on Amazon to help you find the product that’s right for you. The products included in this article are available at various home improvement stores, local home centers, and online retailers like Amazon.

The 5 Best Vacuum Mop Combos (2022 Review)

Two-in-one vacuums and mops keep your floors clean with one machine. In this review, the This Old House Reviews Team researched the five best vacuum mop combos 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.

Best Carpet Steamers of 2022

A carpet steamer uses hot water and suction to loosen and remove dirt from carpets and other surfaces. In this review, the This Old House Reviews Team researched the five best carpet steamers 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 retail stores, local home centers, and online retailers like Amazon.

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.

Tips for a Successful DIY Laminate Flooring Install

Installing laminate flooring on your own is pretty easy as long as you have the proper tools and technique. Check out some steps to follow for the most beautiful floors.

Vinyl vs. Laminate Flooring: Which Is Best for Your Home?

Vinyl flooring and laminate flooring are both affordable, durable, and customizable. However, they also have many differences. Discover which is best for your next flooring project.

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.

Floor Coverings International Review 2022

In this Floor Coverings International review, we examine the company’s flooring options, cost, and reputation to help you determine if the company is right for your flooring needs.

Empire Today Review (2022)

In this Empire Today review, we take an in-depth look at the company’s flooring replacement services, prices, reputation, and more.

LL Flooring Review (2022)

In this LL flooring review, we take an in-depth look at the flooring and services offered by the company as well as its pricing and reputation.

How to Soundproof a Room

Learn how to soundproof a room from floor to ceiling using both simple and advanced methods.

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Overview of Flooring Options

This Old House general contractor Tom Silva and host Kevin O'Connor discuss the wide world of flooring products

The 5 Best Area Rugs (2022 Review)

Area rugs transform your space, anchoring furniture, adding warmth, and creating textural interest. In this review, the This Old House Reviews Team researched the five best area rugs 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.

Tom Silva teaches Kevin O’Connor how to waterproof a basement
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How to Waterproof a Basement

In this how-to video, This Old House general contractor Tom Silva solves wet basement problems.

The 5 Best Tile Floor Cleaners (2022 Review)

While all-purpose cleaners can sometimes clean tile floors, they won’t always leave your floors with the shine that they deserve. In this review, the This Old House Reviews Team researched the five best tile floor cleaners on Amazon to help you find the product that’s right for you. The products included in this article are available at various home improvement stores, local home centers, and online retailers like Amazon.