Choosing Laminate Flooring
Laminate flooring looks better than ever and is easy to install, but you have to...
Floating a Mud Bed for Ceramic Tile
When it comes to flattening an old, irregular floor, there's still nothing like mud.
Quick hanger for heavy loads; vent-boot for the color conscious; solar-activated attic fan; spray-on roof patch; foundation crack repair kit; mortarless retaining wall; clear cement caulk; sound-reducing underlayment; premolded skylight curb flashing; more
Top Quality Three-Coat Stucco
A veteran stucco contractor and industry expert describes the ingredients that...
A thin coat of plaster over gypsum blueboard provides the hard, durable,...
Floating Floor Options
Floating floors offer some advantages over conventional hardwood strip flooring: They’re more dimensionally stable, come prefinished, and because they’re laminated, are available in wood species that would be cost-prohibitive in full-thickness flooring. Here’s a survey of what’s available.
Grouting Ceramic Tile
A master tilesetter shows how to select, mix, and apply grout for a longlasting...
Faster Drywall Finishing with No-Coat
If you finish your own drywall on small jobs, these innovative corner tapes could...
Mortar Bed Shower Floors
Curbed tile shower pans have to be watertight. A veteran tile contractor shows how...
Making durable patches in stucco finishes is as much art as science. A veteran stucco contractor shows how to use dry dusting, fog coats, and trowel mix plastering both to repair damaged stucco and to blend new stucco work with old.