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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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 Ask the Builder Podcast 1 Highlights: Tim calls Jill and they discuss the best way to repair wood kitchen flooring Cutting out damaged area and installing an inlay different species border is an option Greg asks Tim about porcelain tile vs hardwood flooring in his new San Tan Valley, AZ home Hardwood presents many challenges […]

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Water on a garage floor in winter can be a hazard. I'm sharing this email exchange as I feel it provides a valuable teaching moment for all of us. Civility is dynamic. Go back one hundred or even two hundred years ago and courtesy, respect, and good manners were ingrained in just about everyone. Let […]

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Flood Damaged Floor Many things that happen in your life each day usually are connected in some fashion. It’s the same with me and today was a very strange day. I’m convinced that you’ll appreciate the story I’m about to tell and no doubt it’s going to benefit you in one way or the other. […]

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