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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.

The 5 Best Carpet Cleaners of 2022

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.

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How to Repair Squeaky Floors Through Carpeting

In this how-to video, This Old House general contractor Tom Silva silences a carpeted squeaky floor.

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.

How to Apply Epoxy Coating to a Garage Floor

Read this guide to help you finish the garage floor with epoxy from preparation to the final top coat.

How to Refinish Hardwood Floors

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

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.

19 Ways to Cut Costs on Your House Remodel

Home renovation costs can add up quickly. Here are a handful of ways you can plan for a cheaper remodel.

A Complete Guide to Hardwood Flooring

This Old House presents a complete guide to finding the best hardwood flooring for your home.

How to Clean Hardwood Floors Without Damaging Them

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.

Carpet Selection: Durability, Weight, Style

When it comes to buying wall-to-wall carpeting, here’s how to choose and install a quality carpet.

Refinishing Wood Floors: Screening, Sanding, and Finishes

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

Types of Carpet: Fibers and Styles

In the market for a new carpet? Here are the different fibers and styles to consider as well as questions to answer before you buy.

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.

The 5 Best Vacuum Cleaners (2022)

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.

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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.

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.

Wood Floor Repair

Replacing damaged oak-strip flooring requires a little ingenuity—and a really sharp chisel. Here’s how to make a repair.

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.

How to Install a Floating Floor

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

How to Install Baseboard

Tom Silva shows how to install baseboard trim that become visual anchors for any room.

Removing Tile Floor

Looking to replace your ceramic tile flooring? Here’s how to remove old tiles and prepare your floor for new ones.

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 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.

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How to Lay a Floating Floor

This Old House general contractor Tom Silva shares his tips and techniques for putting down a floating floor.

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.

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.

The 5 Best Steam Mops

The This Old House Reviews team evaluated the best steam mops on the market to help you make a smart purchase. The products included in this article are available at various home improvement stores, local home centers, and online retailers like Amazon.