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More stories about Flooring

  • Letters

    Another look at energy claims; feeling the financial squeeze

  • Soundproofing A Band Room

    Using simple techniques and specialized products, you can block out even live rock ’n ’roll.

  • Expanding a Narrow Laundry Room

    Cantilevering the floor and using the existing roof overhang kept costs down.

  • Gluing Wood Flooring to Concrete

    A successful job starts with a moisture test.

  • Remodeling a Working Kitchen

    A simple reorganization of existing space and thoughtful material choices maximize efficiency and “green” appeal.

  • Raised Floors for the Low Country

    Elevated floors on pier foundations are mandated in V zones and recommended in coastal A zones. But the moisture and energy details can be a head-scratcher. Whether a builder places the floor system on pier supports or on a perimeter stemwall, he has to face interrelated problems of air sealing...

  • 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.