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More stories about Flooring

  • On the Job

    Future-proof footings; fiber cement at a clip; squeak reducer

  • Fix for Bouncy I-Joists?

    Q: Instead of glue and nails, my framing subcontractor used screws to fasten the sheathing to the I-joists of a new 14-foot-wide addition. While there are no interior walls bearing on the floor system and no excessive notching in the I-joist flanges - and the joists fall well within the APA's...

  • 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.

  • Building a Curved Stairway

    Simple framed walls support the treads and act as forms for bending the rails and stringers.

  • 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?

  • Products

    Gutters; hardwood flooring

  • Refinishing an Inlaid Wood Floor

    Q: I'm refinishing a 70-year-old oak floor with inlaid mahogany accents. Some areas are damaged and need a few minor patches. How can I maintain the contrast between the oak and the mahogany while minimizing color variations between new and old material?

  • Profiting From Allowances

    I don't much like allowances, which let homeowners postpone decisions that really should be made before the project even breaks ground.

  • Water + Life Campus

    Lehrer, principal of Los Angeles–based Lehrer Architects, joined forces with architect Mark Gangi and his brother, developer/ construction manager Frank Gangi, in a design/build partnership that came together specifically to work on the Diamond Valley Lake museums.

  • The University of Ontario Institute of Technology

    The University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT) is so young that the number of its alumni just recently surpassed the size of its staff. Located in Oshawa, Ontario—less than an hour's drive northeast of Toronto—the new campus opened its doors in 2003.