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» Calculating Flooring Needs
» Measuring for Moldings
» What is underlayment and what types are available
» All about subfloors
» Dealing with moisture
   

All About Laminate

Choosing Laminate Flooring

» Flooring Material
» Flooring System
» Finishing Up
» Design Decisions

Stuff You'll Need

» Calculating Flooring Needs
» Tools for Laminate Flooring

Getting It Done

» Preparing the Room
» Smoothing The Subfloor
» Dealing With Moisture
» Installing Flooring
» Working Around Obstacles
» Finishing the Job
» Reinstalling Shoe Moldings
» Dealing With Steps
» Maintaining the Floor

Additional Articles

» What is Laminate Flooring?
» Facts About Glueless Laminate Flooring 
» Flooring Underlayment - Types and Uses
» Measuring for Moldings/Trim
   

All About Hardwood

Choosing Hardwood Flooring

» All About Wood Flooring  
» What type of finish for your hardwood floor?
» Wood Flooring Species
» Underlayment/Adhesives
» Pre-finished or site-finished hardwood floors?
» Design Elements

Pre-Installation Information

» Installation Methods
» Tools for Hardwood Flooring
» Moisture Testing
» Acclimation of Hardwood Floors To The Jobsite

Getting It Done

» Preparing the Room/Smoothing The Subfloor
» Dealing With Moisture
» Installation of Hardwood Floors On Concrete
» Installation Prefinished Nail or Staple Down
» Installation of Floating Hardwood Floor
» Maintaining the Floor

Additional Articles

» Finish your Hardwood Floors on Site
» Restoring old hardwood Floors
   

All About Area Rugs

Area Rugs General Information

» Rug History
» Construction, Fiber & Style
» Hand-Made vs. Machine-Made Rugs
» Design Decisions
» Rug Size & Placement
» Selecting Underlayment/Cushion

Caring For Area Rugs

» Care & Maintenance & Spot Removal
   
 
 
 


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The articles segment is divided into four major sections:

  1. General
  2. Laminate Floors
  3. Hardwood Floors
  4. Area Rugs

QUICK LAMINATE FLOORING TIPS

  • PLACING THE LAMINATE PLANKS

    Generally, lay planks parallel to incoming sources of light (left). Hallways and other narrow areas usually look best with planks oriented along the length of the space (right).

     

  • CALCULATING FLOORING NEEDS

  • CONCRETE SUBFLOORS always require a vapor barrier under the underlayment to keep normal moisture from the concrete from damaging the laminate floor.

  • DEALING WITH EXISTING FLOOR

QUICK HARDWOOD FLOORING TIPS

 

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