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Flooring

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    Tile Doorway Detail

    Q: Tile Doorway Detail When there's an entry between an exterior tiled deck and an interior living space, how should the threshold be detailed so that the doorway doesn't leak? My client uses a wheelchair and would like the interior and exterior floors to be in approximately the same plane.

     
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    JLC Extra Q&A: Tips for Snaking Wires

    Q. I have to rewire an old home that has well-maintained plaster walls throughout. I'd like to do this without gutting the interior. Any tips for wire-snaking?

     
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    Products

    Interior trim; flashing

     
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    Plumbing and Straightening Walls

    This quick, accurate method prevents problems with the framing and finishes that follow.

     
  • Sarasota Herald-Tribune, Sarasota, Fla.

    Arquitectonica takes a fresh approach to new headquarters for the Sarasota Herald-Tribune.

     
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    Soundings

    Durable Wood-Floor Finishes

     
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    Creating High-End Interiors With MDF

    Though it costs less than wood, MDF is arguably a better material for a paint-grade job. Here are some design and installation tips.

     
  • Should Floor Trusses Be Attached to Walls Below?

    Q. What is the proper way to attach an interior basement wall to floor trusses ? both perpendicular walls and walls that run parallel with the bottom chord and fall between the trusses. I have been told to nail directly to the trusses, and I have bee

     
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    No-Callback Carpet Installation

    Though it ultimately comes down to the carpet installer, there are measures the GC can take to ensure a top-notch job. Here’s the lowdown on choosing the right carpet and pad, locating seams, and prepping the site for installation.

     
  • Inside Interior Doors

    New engineered-lumber cores have cut the cost and improved the stability of raised-panel doors. Here’s an overview.

     
 
 
 
JLC Field Guide to Decking