Retired art teacher Marsha Graham loves the southwestern look of the ceramic tile floors in her Arizona home and wanted something similar in her Oregon residence. However, she wasn’t convinced that Oregon’s wet and cold climate and tile floors would get along that well. That’s how she settled on a laminate floor with a tile pattern. In addition […]
Q. I have hardwoods throughout the entire second floor of my home. In one area beneath the dining room table you can see bare wood. How do I repair this without replacing all the hardwoods? A. You’ll need to rent a floor buffer with a sanding screen, which has abrasive on both sides. Use it to take off the top […]
Here’s a case study of a bathroom remodel from re-caulking to radiant heat floors.
What Lies Beneath?
If you are planning an addition to your home, or are going all the way and building a new home, a key area to focus on is the structural framing of the floors. Too often, floors have annoying squeaks or bounce, which can mar an otherwise quality job on the rest of the project. But a correctly built floor […]
Consider a Softer Solution
Install a new laminate floor with the look of traditional hardwoods.
Buried Treasure: Discovering and Recovering Hardwood Floors
Q: We plan to lay a new kitchen floor in our lake house. We purchased peel-and-stick tile, hoping we can lay them right over the existing vinyl tile. How should we prep the floor before installing? A: Although it’s possible to lay vinyl tile directly over some existing floors, such as wood and sheet vinyl, we strongly encourage you to […]
“While I’ve sanded floors before, I learned some things on this one that can save a few headaches.” –MC