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Cork Flooring Should Be on Your Radar - It's Magical What I’m about to share with you might amaze you. I’ve heard it said before that one doesn’t know what they don’t know. To me, that infers you may be unaware of something that previously had been hidden from you. It’s happened to me numerous […]

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LVP Flooring Installation - It's a Remarkable DIY Product Author's WARNING: Read Judy's email to me below about where NOT to install LVP flooring. Several months ago a pesky mouse caused a small water leak in a PEX water line that supplied water to a second-floor bathroom in my home. A new hump in our […]

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Hardwood Floor Refinishing is Hard Work - Best Done by a Pro This past week I, along with my beautiful and patient bride of forty-nine years, had to endure the throbbing and nerve-rattling experience of a massive hardwood floor sander grinding off the finish from the birch hardwood in our home. We were huddled in […]

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Disaster Preparation - 3 Easy Things to Do Now You might think that everything is rainbows and unicorns at my house. I can see how you might think I don’t suffer from home improvement trials and tribulations. After all, what could possibly go wrong at my house? I’ll answer. All the same things that go […]

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How To Install Mosaic Tile - Start With a Small Project QUESTION: Tim, I need your guidance. I’m want to know how to install mosaic tile. It's a floor in my new room addition. I have no clue where to start. I’ve never done tile work before. Do you think I’m crazy for attempting this? […]

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Looking for accurate cost information related to hardwood flooring? Perfect, you’re in the right spot. In this guide, you’ll learn: Why you should choose hardwood flooring What the average installation cost is for hardwood flooring What the cost of various hardwood flooring types and styles are How you can save money with hardwood floors and […]

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Warm Floors DEAR TIM: It’s time to build our retirement home. The house will be in a four-season climate and I insist on it being as comfortable as possible when it’s cold outdoors. I’ve heard about radiant floor heat but always have had forced-air heat. What can you tell me about radiant floor heat? Is […]

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Creeping and Snapping Laminate Floor QUESTION #1: Oh, Tim I need your help! A laminate floor in a friend’s house seems to be possessed. Overnight, gaps appear in the floor where one piece butts up against another. With some effort, you can slide them back tight again. When you walk across the floor in places […]

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Drill a Well QUESTION #1: Tim the Builder, I’ve got a question for you. I live in a big city and am tired of the chlorinated and polluted water that flows through the city water mains. Is it possible to have my own well water as people out in the country have? How does water […]

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AsktheBuilder Podcast - Sharing Tips My wife Kathy thinks I’m nuts. I talk to people on elevators. Talking to strangers is interesting to me and I believe that’s one reason I jumped at the chance in 1994 to host a two-hour call-in home improvement radio show in Cincinnati, Ohio. Each week, homeowners would dial in […]

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