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More stories about Flooring

  • Composite Decking Update

    Forget “no maintenance”: These products require periodic cleaning and upkeep to prevent mold stains.

  • Inlaying Ceramic Tile in a Wood Floor

    To ensure a long-lasting installation, use a membrane and a movement joint.

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  • Acid Staining a Concrete Floor

    With careful preparation, this treatment gives a custom touch to a plain-Jane slab.

  • 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...