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Why settle for less than the best when you can have high-quality wood floors in your home at amazingly low cost!

Builders of today’s expensive new homes feature hardwood floors as a design highlight -- home decorating magazines show wood floors as stylish additions for contemporary, traditional, and country-style interiors ... and increasing numbers of homeowners are discovering that hardwood floors not only add to the value and attractiveness of their homes, but are also easier and less expensive to maintain in like-new condition than any other type of flooring. Now, do-it-yourself our experts gives you practical advice and guidance on how to install, restore, maintain, or repair all types of hardwood flooring at costs far below the prices charged by professional builders and re-modelers.

You’ll find out how to:

  • Choose the right type of wood and flooring style
  • Choose the right joints and tool fasteners
  • Estimate material needs
  • Eliminate creaks and squeaks
  • Square off sagging floors
  • Remove stains and repair old and damaged floors

Packed with easy-to-follow, step-by-step directions, detailed show-how drawings and illustrations, and the latest products and techniques For attaining natural wood beauty and maintaining it for years to come, our guide contains all the information you’ll need to do a professional-quality job, without spending a fortune.

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Eco-Friendly Flooring -- Including Bamboo and Cork. Cork is a great choice: it's sustainable, beautiful, lasting, quiet and it's the best for allergy sufferers. Cork is considered "green" because the same tree can be harvested numerous times. Bamboo flooring is also a superb choice because it replinishes itself naturally in the wild. By using Bamboo flooring, you help preserve the habitat of endangered wildlife, unlike harvesting of other hardwoods.

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Flooring: Hardwood, Carpet, Laminate, Ceramic, Cork, Vinyl, and Area Rugs -- Before you choose the same old floors you've always bought, take a look at the exciting flooring products available on this web site. Laminate flooring offers some stylish designs and may add to the market value of your home. Ceramic tiles are another attractive choice and floor heating can used in combination with them, if you live in a colder climate. Laminate flooring which look like hardwood flooring is very popular today and there's hundreds of different finishes you can apply to them to suit any room's décor. You can use area rugs to cover central, wel-trafficked parts of your floors or to make them warmer where people are sitting in chairs or sofas.

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Hardwood Floor Guide:

Hardwood Floor Installation:

Floor Framing

Repairing and Refinishing Floors:


How to Replace & Install Floors & Floor Coverings:

  • How to select wood, resilient, ceramic tile, and carpet
  • Color, pattern, texture, and design ideas
  • Step-by-step instructions for preparation and installation
  • Special section on refinishing wood floors

Whether you plan to install a new floor yourself or have the work done professionally, this guide will help you plan and select the best flooring materials for your home. How to remove old flooring. How to prepare the subfloor. How to install wood resilient, ceramic, and carpet floors. Photos, illustrations, and step-by-step instructions make this guide indispensable. Article table-of-contents below:

Section 1:


Selection

Section 2:


Preparation

Section 3:


Installation


Redesigning / Renovating Apartments and Houses:

PART ONE: SCHEMATIC, DESIGN


Further Information and Resources:

  • Laminate Flooring (Wikipedia)
  • Wood flooring or Parquetry (Wikipedia) -- covers the three main classes of parquetry in use: solid parquet, veneers and laminates.
  • Linoleum flooring (Wikipedia) -- "as a floor covering has been largely replaced with polyvinyl chloride, which has similar properties of flexibility and durability, but which has greater brightness and translucency and which is relatively less flammable" Read more.
  • Linen (Wikipedia) -- covers: Measure, Production history, Uses, and Quality. "Linen is usually white to ivory, may be washed at 95°C, and should be ironed when damp. The natural color of unbleached linen is ecru." Read more.
  • Bedding (Wikipedia) -- Discussion includes: Common Bedding Materials and other names for bedding (Bed sheets, Blankets, Comforters, Duvets, Pillows, Quilts)
  • How to fit a Duvet Cover: The One-Minute Guide

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