Flooring Structure

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How to Silence a Squeaky Floor

Silence that squeaky floor with these tips.

How to Remove Trapped Moisture From a Floating Subfloor

Improperly sealed concrete moisture can get trapped.

How to Install Membrane Waterproofing to a Shower

It helps prevent damage from splashes over time.

Joist Hanger Load Rating Explained

Joist hanger load ratings are an important factor in choosing the joist hangers that are right for your

Why Use Self-leveling Compound?

A self-leveling compound is primarily utilized for smoothing out and setting up the floor.

How to Tell if Your Floating Subfloor has Rot

If you have a floating subfloor, watch for soft spots.

How to Clean Granite Flooring

It can't handle just any type of cleaning.

Cleaning A Threshold

A threshold is a raised panel immediately below a door.

When is the Best Time to Use a Self Leveling Compound

Self leveling compound is a concrete floor underlayment.

How to Lay a Plywood Subfloor Part 1

A subfloor will help prevent moving or creaking.

How to Attach a Joist to a Joist Hanger

Joist hangers make building joists easier and offer support.

Keeping a Basement Floor Warm and Dry

A floating subfloor may be your solution.

Tips for Raising a Floor Joist

Be sure you consult a contractor.

When is Lightweight Concrete the Best Subfloor Solution?

Lightweight concrete can be made using foaming agents.

Are Raised Floors Better than Concrete Slab Floors?

Raised floors are a better, drier and warmer alternative.

How can I sand down bumps in a dried self-leveling compound?

Self leveling compound makes floors level.

How to Fix a Squeaky Floor Using Baby Powder

The noise can indicate a problem with the floor.

Lay a Floor Joist in 4 Steps

Laying a floor joist in a wood frame house is a simple procedure that can be done in 4 easy steps. Wood

Covering over Linoleum Tile

It's possible to cover it without removing the old linoleum.

How to Prepare the Floor before Pouring Self-leveling Compound

Apply to a floor prior to the laying of tile or wood planks.

What is the Wait Time before Laying Ceramic Tile on Self Leveling Compound?

Self-leveling compound is a quick set concrete compound.

Protecting A Wood Threshold

Wood thresholds take quite a pounding when you think about it. There they lie across a door way and virtually

How to Install a Threshold

Create a barrier for dust & drafts by installing a threshold

Top Plate

Aligning the top plate to the bottom plate is a tricky task. If the top plate is not aligned it will

Threshold

A threshold is a relatively thin strip of material, usually wood or metal, that has beveled edges on

Support Columns

Support columns are used to help raise floor joists so that floors don't sag. If your floor is creaking

Subflooring

Subflooring is the base floor beneath a finished floor which supports the finished floor and provides

Solid Bridging

Solid bridging are the pieces that are put in between the floor joists so that they don’t twist

Cross-Bridging

Cross-bridging is a special way to join floor joists to prevent them from warping. The floor joists are

How to Install Transition Strips

These can finish off the edge of a floor and make the job look more professional.

How to Remove Mold from Floor Joists

Mold can be a costly and persistent problem, but you can clean it up yourself with the right steps.

How to Remove Old Glue from Subflooring

When you want to remove or replace carpet or tile sheets on your subflooring, you will most likely find a nasty trace of glue residue once they are removed.

Determining the Correct Floor Sheathing Thickness

Determining the correct floor sheathing thickness is important to the strength, performance, and longevity

How to Fix a Self Leveling Compound Job Gone Bad

Self leveling compound can make the job easier - or messier

What Consistency Yields the Best Results for a Self-Leveling Compound

If you need to smooth an uneven surface in preparation of flooring installation, self-leveling compound is a very useful product for the job.

Floor Trusses vs Floor Joists

Although they both function to support the flooring and building above it, there are important differences between flooring trusses and joists.

How to Reglue Linoleum Tiles

Linoleum tiles can be an amazing asset to any home. They look great but are also inexpensive and easy to install.

How To Lay Linoleum Tiles Diagonally

Linoleum tiles are very useful in some areas of the house.

How to Lay a Floating Subfloor over Concrete - Part One

Learn what kind of preparation you need to undertake before you can add a floating subfloor to your home.