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More stories about Flooring

  • Cupped Hardwood Flooring

    Q: Can moisture condense on the back of a prefinished hardwood floor above an uninsulated crawlspace and cause cupping? The flooring was installed over 15-pound asphalt felt and an OSB subfloor; poly covers the ground underneath the dry and ventilated crawlspace of the 2-year-old home.

  • Floor Level of the Garage

    Q: Can the floor of an attached garage be at the same elevation as the floor of adjacent living space, or does there have to be a step down into the garage?

  • Drying a Stone Cellar

    Letting the water run through keeps this 200-year-old basement dry.

  • MBS is the New Black

    SECURITIZATION IS EVERYTHING for the government-sponsored enterprises. Investor interest in the Fannie Mae Mortgage Backed Securities (MBS) program continues to heat up, lowering spreads and driving more competition between the agencies.

  • Setting Up a Storefront

    Setting up a storefront

  • On the Job

    Making porch floorboards last; door-finishing jig; a simple tent

  • Hitachi Nailers and Staplers

    Hitachi has entered the floor-fastening market with five new nailers and staplers.

  • Deep Traps

    My client's kitchen sink has a shallow 6-inch-deep bowl, and the drain connection is located in the wall rather than the floor. She would like to replace the sink with one that has a much deeper bowl, but that will place the bottom of the bowl at nearly the same level as the drain opening. Is it...

  • On the Job

    Timber-frame look for a stick-frame addition; adding a border to a hardwood floor

  • Hidden Hatch

    Unwilling to sacrifice floor space to a standard stairwell in an already compact floor plan, architect Richard Morongell designed and built this custom hatch cover.