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Jane Belanger, who lives in Louisville, KY - just down the Ohio River from Skyline Chili, had good intentions when she took up some carpeting. "What is the easiest way to fill in 1,500 screw holes in hardwood flooring? I removed the wall-to-wall carpeting to  expose a nice hardwood floor except that someone had screwed […]

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Quick Column Summary: Parquet flooring on tile delaminating Organic mastic can't form bond Adhesive chain Joe McGarvey lives in a house in Glenview, IL where the oak parquet flooring is unruly. "My 30-yr, oak parquet floor, adhesively bonded to porcelain tile, has begun to delaminate. What is the best way to stop this delamination?" Joe, […]

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Quick Column Summary: New building upgrades Credit for standard cabinets or flooring Original pricing for cabinets / floors plus price of upgrade Larry Niccum, who now lives in Ogden, UT but is moving west to Mesquite, NV, had a stumper question to a sales rep at a Del Webb community. Here's what Larry sent me: […]

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Quick Column Summary: Reclaimed cedar siding Can you use it for flooring Cedar is too soft for floors Try oak or maple Teresa, from Dove Creek, CO, asked a pithy question about recycling cedar siding. "Does reclaimed cedar siding make a good floor?" Here's my answer: Teresa, cedar is a very soft wood. I'd never […]

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Quick Column Summary: Wood floor wanted for basement Current floor gets condensation in winter Consider vinyl tiles that look like wood They look great Gordon Polson, from Mercer Island, Washington, is remodeling his basement. His wife wants a wood floor, but... There's always a but: "We're finishing our basement floors. My wife favors a wood […]

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Quick Column Summary: Hardwood floor with warped board in the middle Can be replaced but with difficulty Needs professional repair Might be best to leave it alone Tom P. who lives down south, who has the patience of Job, emailed me just before Christmas, 2013: "I have something I need to fix.  We bought our house 2 […]

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Anne Sluder, who lives in a condo with noisy neighbors below her in St. Petersburg, Florida, asked me the following question: "What product do you put down under laminate floor to block noise for the unit under you, when you're installing flooring in  unit  on second-floor of condo building?" This is an easy one!! Anne, […]

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DEAR TIM: My husband wants to create a man cave for himself and I have my eyes on a corner of our basement for a craft room. I’m not a fan of harsh concrete floors and want to install laminate flooring. I’ve got very little experience with all things home improvement. I can use a […]

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Below are the links to the other videos in this series. Install Radiant Heating Floor Mat Video 1 of 3 Install Radiant Heating Floor Mat Video 2 of 3 Install Radiant Heating Floor Mat Video 3 of 3 Check out my Radiant Heat Floor Mat Install Quick Start Guide for tips and required tools for […]

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Below are the links to the other videos in this series. Install Radiant Heating Floor Mat Video 1 of 3 Install Radiant Heating Floor Mat Video 2 of 3 Install Radiant Heating Floor Mat Video 3 of 3 Check out my Radiant Heat Floor Mat Install Quick Start Guide for tips and required tools for […]

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