Pet Urine Stains on Sub-flooringThis page is about pet urine stains on sub-flooring. When replacing flooring you may find problems with the sub-floor.
Hardwood Floor Damaged By Zep?Zep hardwood floor cleaner RUINED our brand new wood floors which cost us $9000! We used the product for the first time a few weeks ago and it left a gray haze over our floors. I cannot get the haze off. I have tried Windex. I even used my steamer and steamed the floors 4 times to no avail.
Finding Inexpensive FlooringThe cost of flooring can vary quite a bit depending on the product you choose. There are many flooring products available that are on the less expensive end of the spectrum. This is a page about finding inexpensive flooring.
Installing Vinyl Tile Over Old Linoleum?This is a page about installing vinyl tile over old linoleum tile. For many people, it seems easier to lay new vinyl tile down over the existing linoleum flooring.
Cleaning and Restoring Terrazzo Floors?This is a page about cleaning and restoring terrazzo floors. Terrazzo floors are a beautiful and extremely durable flooring option. Unless it is very badly damaged, a terrazzo floor can usually be cleaned and refinished to look like new again.
Installing Self-Stick Tiles Over Ceramic TilesThis is a page about installing self-stick tiles over ceramic tiles. Self stick tiles are easy to install. Assessing and preparing the surface prior to installation is important for a successful outcome.
Indoor Concrete Floor Finish IdeasThis is a page about indoor concrete floor finishes. There are many ways to create beautiful indoor concrete floors as an alternative to carpet or other traditional flooring choices.
Making Hardwood Floors Less Slippery?If you have polished hardwood floors, they are probably often slippery, which can be particularly dangerous with stairs. Here are some solutions for dealing with slippery hardwood floors.
Hardwood vs Laminate with Children?I have 3 children, 10 months- 7 years. I want to put in either hardwood or laminate in my kitchen, living room, hallway and possibly bedrooms. I would prefer to put hardwood in, but am concerned about the durability of it. I would love some feedback from people with children and hardwood or laminate.
Removing Vinyl TilesThis is a page about removing vinyl tiles. During a home remodel you may want to remove the old worn vinyl tile flooring.
Repairing Vinyl Flooring?This is a page about repairing vinyl flooring. Vinyl flooring is easy to install and very durable. It can be difficult to repair if damaged though.
Making Laminate Floor Less Slippery?I have a laminate floor. My dog is constantly slipping on it and I am worried he is going to hurt himself. How can I make it less slippery?
Wood Floor Recommendations for a House With Dogs?Can anyone recommend a very durable hardwood or laminate flooring for a household with three big dogs?
Painting Vinyl (or Linoleum) FlooringThis page is about painting vinyl (or linoleum) flooring. Depending on the amount of traffic your floor gets, adding a new color to linoleum may extend the life of your flooring.
Differentiating Between Hardwood and Wood Laminate Flooring?How can I tell if my wood floors are hardwood or laminate?
Solutions for Slippery Vinyl Tile?The floor in our new townhouse has some slippery spots. Two people have already fallen and we were hoping to use this space as a rec. room, so we need to stop the slipping!
Removing Tile Adhesive From Concrete?Redoing your flooring can sometimes leave you with a messy chore such as removing tile adhesive from a concrete floor. It can be done by scraping with the right tool. There are also a variety of products made for this purpose. Check out the tips below.
Using Plywood For Flooring?A good quality plywood can be stained, detailed with a router, or cut into strips to look like planks, to create a less expensive alternative to hardwood. Less expensive types are also a descent choice for workrooms, craft areas, etc. Read the suggestions found below for some inspiration.
Covering Terrazzo Flooring with Carpet?Installing carpet over terrazzo flooring has its challenges. This page contains some ideas for permanent solutions and area rug options.
Refreshing or Refinishing a Flagstone Entryway Floor?I am wanting to refresh my flagstone entryway floor. Do you paint it or just reapply polyurethane?
Using Self Stick Tiles Over Polyurethane?Can self stick vinyl tiles be applied over damaged polyurethane?
Choosing a Hardwood Floor Color?Choosing the best color for you hardwood floor can be daunting. Dark colors tend to show dirt and dust more so than lighter ones. Similarly, if the floor is exposed to a lot of sunlight and rugs are used, darker colors will show more fading. This is a page about choosing a hardwood flooring color.
How to Remove a White Mark on a Vinyl Floor?This is a page about removing a white mark on vinyl floor. Here are a few suggestions to try, for removing white marks on vinyl flooring. You want to avoid damaging the finish in the process, so be sure to test anything you try in a small area first.
Making a Matte Vinyl Floor Shiny?Can I make my matte vinyl floor shiny?
Installing Brown Paper Bag FlooringThis is a page about brown paper bag flooring. Floor coverings isn't the first thing that comes to mind when you see brown paper bags. Torn pieces of brown paper bags adhered to the floor and sealed with polyurethane actually makes for an interesting and unique flooring option. Here is some information to get started.
Installing Peel and Stick TilesAdding new flooring can be simple and easy when you install one pre-glued tile at a time. This is a page about installing peel and stick tiles.
Faux Wood Flooring IdeasThis is a page about faux wood flooring ideas. Sometimes the cost of replacing your current floor covering with real wood can be too expensive. Try creating the look of wood planking inexpensively.
Installing Linoleum?This is a page about installing linoleum. As with any other flooring choice there are specific requirements for installing linoleum properly.
Removing Self Stick TilesThis is a page about removing self stick tiles. Self stick tiles are easy to remove if you follow a couple of simple steps.
Staining Particle Board Flooring?This is a page about staining particle board flooring. You can improve the look of this bonded waste wood underlayment, until you can finish the floor properly with carpet, tile, linoleum or wood.
Installing Cork Flooring?This is a page about installing cork flooring. Cork flooring is one choice for the home owner seeking a green, resilient flooring.
Staining Concrete Floors?This is a page about staining concrete floors. Rather than laying vinyl or carpet, you may want to consider beautiful stained concrete floors in some rooms.
Creating a Hardwood ThresholdThis page is about creating a hardwood threshold. Finishing a floor can be a challenge when you reach a doorway.
Painting Laminate Flooring?This is a page about painting laminate flooring. Over time laminate flooring can become dull, chipped, and scratched. Rather than having to replace all of your flooring at great expense, painting may be a cheaper compromise solution.
Protecting Hardwood FloorsThis is a page about protecting hardwood floors. Hardwood floors while beautiful and durable are subject to wear and tear from shoes and furniture.
Installing Laminate FlooringThis is a page about installing laminate flooring. Laminate flooring has become quite popular with both builders and home owners. It can be less expensive than other flooring and is relatively easy to install, following a few simple steps.
Refurbishing Vinyl Tile Kitchen Floor?My kitchen floor is vinyl tiles. I can't afford a new floor right now. Any suggestions for covering? Or refurbishing?
Refinishing Hardwood Floors?This is a page about refinishing hardwood floors. Hardwood floors are very durable, but they do require refinishing due to excessive wear or damage to the finish.
Advice About Laminate Flooring and Pets?This page contains advice about laminate flooring and pets. When deciding to install new flooring one consideration is its suitability if there are pets in your home.
Choosing the Best Flooring for Your Kitchen?This page is about choosing the best flooring for your kitchen. Finding the best floor for your kitchen can save you money and make caring for it easier.
Staining Pine Stairs to Match Hickory Laminate Flooring?We have put antique hickory laminate flooring throughout our complete house, but we want to redo our pine steps to match. We have tried different stains and can't get it matched as good as we would like. Can you tell us is there anything else we can do?
New Vinyl Tiles Over Old Floor Tiles?We are replacing our carpet with vinyl boards. The carpet that has been in there is approximately 23 years old and has a lot of pet urine and spills of all kinds in the carpet.
Making an Office Chair MatThis is a page about making an office chair mat. Your office chair may require a mat either to protect the flooring or because it does not roll on carpet. Either way you can make your own and not have to purchase an expensive one at the store.
Keeping Furniture from Sliding on Hardwood...This is a page about furniture on hardwood floors. Hardwood floors add beauty to your home; keeping them looking their best requires some care with regards to your furnishings.
Fixing a Squeaky FloorThis is a page about fixing a squeaky floor. Is there a place in your home that squeaks every time you walk over that spot? In this page you will learn how to fix these annoying sounds and once again have a quiet floor to walk on.
Bamboo VS Hardwood Flooring?We are thinking of installing bamboo floors in our family and living rooms. What are the pros and cons? How do they compare to oak floors? The hubby and I will do this with possible help from a neighbor who rehabs houses. Thank you in advance.
What is the Best Type of White Flooring?I have a small kitchen with white cabinets and want a white floor to brighten the kitchen. What do you suggest?
Gluing Bamboo Flooring to a Fiberglass Subfloor on a Boat?Can I glue down bamboo flooring to a fiberglass subfloor on a boat?
Painting a Wood Floor?I was told to purchase polyurethane oil paint to use on my wood floors inside. They had already been painted with latex paint before. The paint is not sticking well and is scratching easily even though I did light sand before painting.
Control Static Electricity With Spray Fabric SoftenerTo help rid your home of static cling, mix 8 oz. of water with 3 tablespoons of liquid fabric softener in a spray bottle. Spray carpets with the mixture when needed.
How Do I Remove the Finish on a Hardwood Floor Without Damaging the Stain?I need to remove just the finish on my hardwood floor. It is too shiny so I need to go with a lower gloss finish. I don't want to affect the stain. I just need to remove the finish. Any ideas?
Removing Varnish from Flooring?We have just painted a floor after priming correctly, and it looked great. We bought a really good varnish, but it has left a brownish colour over the paint and looks awful. How can I take the varnish off?
Painting Varnished Floorboards?Is it possible to paint over varnished composite floor board flooring and make it look like painted floorboards?
Putting Crushed Charcoal Between Padding and New Flooring?Can you crush charcoal and put it between padding and new flooring?
How Do I Paint a Concrete Floor?I am looking for information on painting a concrete floor. Thanks.
Pros and Cons of a Dark Colored Laminate Floor?We are getting laminate flooring and I would like a dark colour, but am wondering if anyone can tell me any pros or cons of having a dark colour floor. I am worried it will look too dark once totally installed. Will it show footprints too easily, anything?
How Durable if Laminate Flooring?I have new laminate flooring and the salesman said that it's very durable. He demonstrated by rubbing a key on the sample piece. It didn't scratch. I want to know from readers if laminate is sturdy and is it really that scratch resistant?
Indoor Concrete Floor Finishes?We have a finished lower level and I am thinking about pulling up the carpet in one of the bedrooms and painting the concrete floor, as the carpet is a little smelly from the high humidity. Any ideas about how I can do this creatively?
Cleaning Aggregate Flooring?What can I use to clean my aggregate flooring without loosening the rocks? I was told using a steam cleaner is not good because it loosens the rocks. Is there anything else I can try that will clean with good results?
Vinyl Flooring On Hardwood Flooring?How do you remove vinyl tile and glue from hardwoods?
Dull Hardwood Floors?What hardwood floor cleaner really works for cleaning up a wood floor that appears dull and has residue on it? I can't refinish it right now.
Removing Mortar Residue from Marble Floor?I just installed a new marble floor in my bathroom and I need advice on how to clean the mortar residue and the footprints on the floor.
Repairing Cigarette Burns on a Linoleum Floor?I have several cigarette burns on my kitchen linoleum floor? Any way to remove them other than replacing the linoleum ?
Staining Floors to Coordinate With Knotty Pine Walls?We have beautiful knotty pine walls and are refinishing the floors. What color stain should we use for the flooring?
Kitchen Flooring Ideas?Can I use maple floor and oak cabinets?
Laminate Flooring on a Stairway?Has anyone installed laminate flooring on a stairway? We are wanting to do this, but need some advise in doing so.
Making Water Based Concrete Stain?Does anybody know how to make a homemade water based concrete stain? I have a project that I am doing; I need a small amount of brown color and a moderate amount of green. I hate to have to purchase a whole gallon of each color for just small areas.
Polyurethane Over Tile?My Kitchen floor tile is unsightly. It holds the dirt really easily due to the grain on the tile. Is there something I can coat my floor with, once cleaned to make life easier? I was thinking maybe a polyurethane or a varnish if possible.
Brown Papering a Vinyl Floor Before Faux Painting?I think I have a good idea for "painting" vinyl floors and need to know if anyone else has tried it? First, super clean the floor and prime it. I thought that I"d get a really large roll of light brown or light gray medium weight paper and cut it into 2 or 3 foot squares, crumple it tightly and leave it crumpled for a few days.
Using Laminate Flooring in Unheated Space?Is a wood laminate floor suitable for my cabin that is unheated most of the year? If not, is any type of wood floor suitable?
Preventing Scratches on FloorsMy furniture kept scratching my floor. I bought the carpet piece they sell for $1 at Dollar Tree. I cut it to the size I needed and used mounting tape ($1 at Dollar Tree) to affix to all my furniture.
Pine Floors Have Turned Orange?We finished a southern pine floor with clear, oil based semi-gloss varathane. We wanted the floor to stay a natural color, but they have turned orangey. How could we have prevented this orange color?
Restoring Laminate Floors?How do you make laminate floors look better? We have a lot of wear marks and damage from water?
Installing Pergo Over Tile?I have tile squares in my bedroom. I had wall to wall carpeting installed over it and now want to remove it. Can I re-tile over the existing tile? I would like to put down Pergo or wood grained vinyl tiles.
Keeping Wax on Floor?How can I keep my wax on my floor?
Pictures of Painted Concrete Floors?Does anyone have pictures of painted concrete floors, not stained?
Removing Wall-to-Wall Carpeting?My cat has pretty much ruined my bedroom carpet. I really need to put in a tile floor, but I can't afford to at this time. I would like to remove the carpet and paint the floor or use vinyl. How do you remove a wall to wall carpet? Is there something that will cut it into pieces for easier removal? What would that be?
Putting New Tiles on Top of Old Tiles?I used the wrong type of tiles (wall tiles) to floor my bathroom. Now these tiles, which are porous, have collected scum and algae in the tiny porous holes. They are impossible to bleach (with Clorox) or acid clean. So now I want to replace these tiles. Can I just lay new tiles on top of the old ones without removing the old tiles first? It would save me a lot of time. Thanks.
Rejuvenate Floor System?I need to know about the "Rejuvenate Floor System".
Tips For Tiling Bathroom Floor?Does anyone know how to tile around a bathtub and toilet? We are doing it all ourselves and never have done tiling period! We're handy, just need to know the secret. We have a wet saw we can use just don't know how to make round edges. Thanks!
Inexpensive Ways To Tile a Floor?What is the least expensive way to tile a floor?
Trouble With Pre-Finished Hardwood Floor?Has anyone else had trouble with wear on the finish of pre-finished hardwood floor? It is a Johnson product, Brazilian Oak, and is supposed to be harder than domestic oak.
Laying Wood Floor Over Vinyl?Is there a system to laying wood floors over vinyl?
Odor Coming From Chipboard Flooring?We had intended to lay a laminate floor in our dining room which includes an under stair cupboard previously used for storage. We laid plywood over the old chipboard floor with PVA and screws. Since then we have been getting an unpleasant odor from the cupboard area but nothing from any of the rest of the floor. We have now lifted the plywood in the cupboard to try and find the source of the smell. We have sealed the area with PVA but still the smell occurs.
Replacing Carpet In Home With Lots Of Dogs?My carpets have had it. We live in a mobile home and have six dogs. We are on a very limited income, as we are disabled. I'm aware we probably shouldn't own so many dogs with are limited income but they bring us great joy and were almost all rescued from really bad homes. Just looking to ask what the most affordable thing to replace the carpet with? It would need to be something that can be easily cleaned since we have so many dogs. Thanks and God Bless You
Installing Vinyl Tiles Over Vinyl?How do I install vinyl tiles over coved vinyl?
Can't Beat the Paw Prints?I have 3 large dogs and was so tired of washing up paw prints I decided to join the dogs. I painted my vinyl flooring in my foyer with primer then a coat of white paint. Then I stenciled on the paw prints with black paint.
Securing Quilt Used as Area Rug?I have a quilt that has been in the family for several generations. I would love to use it as an area rug in my guest bedroom. Can anyone suggest how I can keep the quilt/rug in place, so it will not slide on the floor?
Does Paint Seal a Concrete Floor?I'm planning to install rubber-backed carpet squares on a concrete basement floor. The floor was previously painted. 16 years ago I installed berber carpet with no pad, and fastened with carpet mastic. The carpet square company says the floor should be sealed, and I'd rather not take up the adhesive. Can I consider the floor sealed because it was painted (actually two coats), some years before the carpet was installed?
Where Do I Start When Putting Down Floor Tile?I am getting ready to put down the self stick Linoleum tiles in a small bathroom. Please tell me where should I begin, in the middle, the bottom of the room (entry) or at the top. I don't want to have to cut but so many tiles to fit.
Laying Down a Tile Floor?I have purchased floor tiles for my kitchen and am not sure how to measure so that they are laid evenly. Anyone have any advice?
Durable Hardwood Flooring?I need your expertise here on hardwood flooring. We are going to be building a new home and I need to know which is the best color and most durable hardwood floor we can get. I want a color that doesn't show every foot print, every speck of dirt and dust shortly after it's cleaned.
Affordable Alternative To Carpeting?I hate carpet but cannot afford to lay new flooring at this time. I heard something about some kind of spray paint for inside homes. Can you advise me? Thanks!
How To Paint a Cement Floor?What is the best way to paint a cement porch floor? I would love to brighten up my porch for next year but want to do it right the first time...but I know NOTHING about types of paints, sealers, etc. Is one way better than another? Thanks.
New Vinyl Flooring Not Laying Flat?I need help with my new floor. My husband and I put down vinyl in our kitchen and it is not laying down. We are on a fixed income so there is no way we can hire anyone. Any help would be good. Thanks so much.
What Is New In Flooring?What's new in flooring when replacing carpet?
Painting Ceramic Floor Tiles?Does anyone know if it is possible to paint old ceramic floor tiles? My kitchen floor is covered in really ugly old tiles and I would like to freshen the room up in an economical way. Thank you
Should You Use Dark Floors In Small Rooms?Should you use dark color floors in small living area
The Best Flooring for Dogs?Any suggestions on the best flooring with dogs in the house? Hardwood? Laminate?
Wax Build-up on Cherry Wood?How do I remove wax build-up from cherry wood?
Carpet Glue on Tile?I want to remove old carpet glue from my bedroom tiles.
Warped Wood Floor?We pulled up old rug only to find that cat pee had warped the floor in a couple of places, any suggesstions on how to remove the stain and fix the wood?
Repairing Vinyl Tiles?My daughter and I laid the pre-glued vinyl tile on my kitchen and bathroom floors. Some of the tiles are loose at the edges. Is there a way to keep them down? Should we use some kind of sealer?
Armstrong Tile Floor Has Lost Its Shine?Armstrong Tile Floor Has Lost Its Shine. I have a not-too-old (5 years) Armstrong mostly white tile kitchen floor and the finish seems to be gone on. It is driving me crazy as it NEVER shines or looks clean.
Flooring for Bad Knees?Flooring for Bad Knees. Which type of wood flooring is recommended for bad knees? What are the advantages/disadvantages of bamboo flooring over cherry wood?
Removing Wax From Hardwood Floors?I am looking for tips for wax removal from finished hardwood floors?
Removing Linoleum Flooring?Does anyone have any experience with removing linoleum flooring from hardwood floors? My house was built in 1956. I do not know when the linoleum was laid over the hardwood floor or why they would do it. It is in just one hall way.
Replacing Carpet With Vinyl Flooring?Replacing Carpet With Vinyl Flooring. I am contemplating replacing my 30 year old carpeting with one piece vinyl. Does anyone have any advice for me? What brand? Color? I have 7 inside cats and one dog and I'm thinking it might be easier to keep clean.
Painting or Staining Subflooring?I live in an apartment with very old carpet. The landlord will not remove or replace it. I want to pull up the carpet and either stain or paint over the subfloor. I will then use area rugs over it. Please pass along your tips for the best process and type of paint and/or stain to use.
Restoring Heart Pine Flooring?I am restoring a rear porch on a 100-year-old home that had painted heart pine tongue-in-groove flooring. To repair beam rot, part of the floor has been replaced with 3/4 PT plywood.
Problems Installing Ceramic Tile?We are currently tiling our bathroom floor, and my uncle is the one that was doing it. He started with plywood 1 1/4" thick, and started putting down the thinset in 4 square foot sections, and I guess he didn't put down enough thinset, all the tiles came right up when it dried. Now he can't come back to fix it until friday, so I'm thinking I want to do it myself.
Installing a Painted Wood Floor?I want to install a wood floor over a concrete floor and I want to paint it white. Does anyone know how to proceed? What type of flooring do I purchase?
Removing Carpet?I want to take on a huge project of painting my entire house and ripping out all the carpeting to put in floors. What would be the easiest way to do this? I look around and sigh, where to begin?
Removing Vinyl Flooring?I need to take up particle board to make the floor the same level as the hallway. I will then put down Hardibacker Cement Board and then ceramic tile. Any suggestions on tearing up the vinyl flooring and then the particle board? Wow, this is hard! I think I need a guy!
New Floors for Cheap!I've never been crazy about the carpet in our living room. I want to do some kind of tile floor or hard flooring. Any tips on installing tile or has anyone painted/stenciled, or done anything with the plywood under the carpet with any luck?
Cutting Vinyl Tile For Around The Toilet?How do you cut the vinyl tile around your toilet and make it fit and look nice without pulling the toilet up?
Dog Pee Stained Floor Boards?My dog used to urinate on corner walls in my rental property and my landlord pulled the carpets up and polished the floorboards only to discover nasty black stained (and now polished) wood in the areas where Oscar used to pee. I don't know how to fix the floor - can someone help me please? Also this is a good warning to people who think dog pee only affects the carpet on top, no sir!
Nicola - Australia
Cheap Wood Floor for a Family RoomMeasure your room and buy enough chip board to cover your floor. Find a stain that you like to stain the floor. Use liquid nails to secure chip board to floor. After the stain add two coats of polyurethane to the floors letting it dry completely between coats. This floor gives a great earthy feel to a room. The stain will penetrate differently on all parts of the chip board so you will get a great multi-tonal effect.
By Debra in Colorado
Kitchen Flooring Advice?I am putting in new cabinets from Ikea, the grey ones. What color of flooring should I put in? It is also going in to my dining room.
Flooring for a Mobile Home in Cold Winter Area?Over the past winter, our mobile home's linoleum floor split in several places. There was no sign of water damage -no leaks - just several slits in the linoleum. It was a very cold winter. What flooring would hold up best during another very cold winter?
Installing Laminate Flooring?Can you share your thoughts about what to consider when installing the laminate flooring into the home?
Putting Laminate Flooring Over Brick Subfloor?We purchased a mobile 2 years ago, and decided to put different flooring in the living room. We started to take up the rug that is there, and noticed there are bricks down. We haven't pulled the whole rug up yet, just because we're not sure what to do next. We wanted a laminate floor put in.
Yellow Marks Show on Vinyl Floor in Sunlight?I have a vinyl floor in my kitchen which I love. It is easy to clean and looks like tile. When the sun hits it yellow marks appear. At night when there is no sun, it is fine. Anyone ever hear of this?
Remedy for Slippery Floor at Workout Studio?The floor is slippery and I nervous about someone suffering an injury on the slippery wood floor. I am looking for something to put down to stop the slipperiness.