How to Choose Laminate Flooring: A Buyer’s Guide

Laminate flooring is one of the great developments in home improvement of the past 50 years. It's inexpensive, durable and prefinished, but best of all, an intermediate DIYer can install it with just a few tools. Most of the various styles are installed by just snapping together the planks-no glue or fasteners required. In fact, the trickiest part is choosing the product! That's what we'll tell you about.

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Guide to Installing Laminate Flooring

Learn how to lay laminate flooring with snap-together wood. It's so easy to install that you can lay a beautiful, yet durable hardwood floor in a weekend—no messy glue and no heavy nailing. It's prefinished too, so no dusty sanding and painstaking finish work. In this article we'll show you how to prepare your floor and then lay the boards. It's the perfect project for the novice who has some simple carpentry skills.

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How to Install Pine Floors

If you love the look and feel of wood beneath your feet, wide-plank heart pine flooring is an exciting option. It cant quite transport you to the Old South, but a pine floor will transform your rooms with its soft patina and rich glow. It has two other plusses: Its easier to install than hardwood. You can skip the tricky sanding that goes along with an oak or maple floor. And it actually looks richer and more attractive as it ages. In this article, well show you how to choose and order your material, install it and finish it with our easy finish method.

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How to Make Wood Steps Safer

Various types of grit added to paint will make wood steps slip-resistant. Use special plastic grit and you'll never see it, even as the paint wears away.

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How to Prevent Gaps in Wood Plank Floors

Gaps in wood floors can usually be prevented by letting wood acclimate before installation. Wood filler won't help much, and will often make the floors look worse.

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Install Prefinished Wood Flooring

Prefinished, engineered wood flooring is an affordable DIY alternative to the traditional sanded and finished solid wood floor. Installation is fast and clean: start on Saturday morning and have a completed floor by Monday morning.

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