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Having a flat floor is critical when installing ceramic tile. High or low spots in the floor can cause the tile to crack. A new electronic laser level helps you locate the high or low spots in your floor.

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Marble floor polishing can remove small scratches. You can polish the flooring either by dry sanding or wet sanding. Use special silicone-carbide sandpaper in range of grits to slowly work out those imperfections.

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Hardwood floor installation can be slowed by an uneven subfloor. Before installing hardwood floors, use a straight edge to find the humps and dips in the subfloor. Then, using a floor leveling compound or asphalt shingles, shim the dips so the floor is level.

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Laminate Floor Over Concrete TIPS Laminate floors must be on solid and smooth floors WATCH my Laminate Floor Video Series BELOW! Concrete is a solid base and excellent Use self-leveling compounds to make concrete smooth and level CLICK HERE to Get Tim's FREE & FUNNY Newsletter! DEAR TIM: I’m renovating a 1969 ranch home that’s over […]

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Quick Summary: Compare slab to crawl space wood floor cost Pros and Cons of slab Pros and Cons of crawl space wood floor Karen lives in Saint Cloud, Florida. She emailed me the following: "I would like to build a home that is about 600 sq ft with 1000 sq ft roof to cover the front […]

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DEAR TIM: I’ve read about electric floor heating and wonder if it will really do the job. Growing up I lived in a home that had electric coils in the ceilings of the rooms. The house was never really comfortable so I’m skeptical of the claims of the radiant floor mat manufacturers. If they do […]

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DEAR TIM: I’m in the planning stages for building a new home and I don’t want bounce in my floors. My last home felt like a trampoline yet it was built to code. My new home is going to have a massive kitchen with a giant island that will have a 10-foot by 5-foot solid […]

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Terri Williams has a perplexing dilemma with dirty kitchen floor tiles in her Baton Rouge, LA home. Allow her to give you the story. Tell me in the comment section below if you picked up on the most important clue she shared in her description. I believe I know exactly what's going on. Let's see if […]

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Interior hardwood floors can get damaged by sand and grit from shoes, animal claws, boxes that got slid across a floor instead of being carried, etc. You can sometimes get professional repair results with minimal effort. If a scratch is not deep and you have decent hand-eye coordination, you can use small, fine artist brushes […]

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