Flooring Structure

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Tips to Connect Wood Floor Joists to Cinder Block Walls

In order to attach wood to masonry, use the right tools.

What Is Self-leveling Compound?

A chemical mixture used to smooth uneven floors.

How to Replace Floor Joists

Keep your flooring or deck in tip top shape.

How to Prepare Uneven Subfloors for Laminate Flooring

Whether your subfloor is made of concrete or wood, follow these steps to even out your subfloor before installing laminate flooring.

Advantages and Disavantages of Platform Framing

Understand platform framing in home construction.

Sistering Floor Joists: 6 Mistakes to Avoid

Sistering floor joists is a project that should be handled carefully. Learn to avoid these six common mistakes and avoid a big headache.

3 Options for Uneven Floor Repair

Before you can install new flooring, your subflooring must be even. If it's not, check out three easy solutions to fix the problem.

Proper Spacing for Floor Joists

Floor joists are a vital component in any structure. Understanding their construction and spacing is a necessity for any aspiring DIYer.

Floor Joist Cross Bracing

Additional stability for your floors is possible in both new and old homes with joist cross bracing.

What Are the Drawbacks of Using a Self-Leveling Compound?

Self-leveling compounds work for some jobs but not others.

How Long Does a Self-leveling Compound Take to Dry?

A self leveling compound is ideal for filling dips in wooden floors or for smoothing concrete ones, so long as you adhere to dry times and instructions.

How to Calculate Floor Joist Span

Coming up with the floor joist span can be really difficult, but as long as you know what to measure,

Can Self-Leveling Compound Be Used Over a Brick Floor?

Self leveling compound can be used on any surface.

Floor Joists

Floor joists are an important part of any floor.

Installing Waterproofing Membrane to a Shower

Add an extra layer of protection against water damage.

Joist Support

A joist support braces the floor joists.

How to Fix a Wood Threshold

Fixing a wood threshold is a relatively simple task.

How to Instal Flooring Underlayment

A good flooring underlayment serves as a water barrier.

How and When to Use Floor Jacks for a Sagging Floor

Use floor jacks to restore low points and re-level.

Troubleshooting Your Crawl Space Vapor Barrier

If your crawl space vapor barrier goes bad, repair it with this guide.

Steps To Laying A New Subfloor

If you’ve removed an old floor to replace it only to find that the subfloor underneath is damaged,

How To Adjust A Threshold

A properly fitted threshold very seldom needs adjusting but occasionally problems arise that make it

Threshold Types

When it comes to installing a new threshold, you will be faced with several different options in terms

How to Make a Ramp for Raised Flooring

Learning how to make a ramp for raised flooring can be fairly difficult but with the right tools and

How to Repair Raised Flooring Pedestals

Raised flooring pedestals are what support a raised floor off the ground, if these become bent or damaged

How to Disassemble a Raised Floor

Dissembling a raised floor is a vital if you are ever installing any type of wiring or repairing heating

5 Steps to Replace Raised Floor Panels

Replacing missing or warped raised floor panels is a very easy project for anyone to complete. Raised

How to Repair Sunken Parts of Raised Floors

Raised floors were once only found in offices and data centers, but they have become more popular in

What are the Parts of a Raised Floor Tile

Raised floor tile is part of a system that allows cables and sometimes heating and air conditioning to

2 Different Types of Raised Floor Systems

In essence, there are two main types of raised floor systems. The first is found in homes and other buildings

Pros and Cons of a Raised Tile Floor

A raised tile floor can be a useful feature in your home. Raised flooring is an elevated floor that extends

Care and Maintenance of a Cork Floor

A cork floor can give a room a natural, organic look. However, a cork floor requires a good amount of

Building a Floating Floor on an Uneven Surface

A floating floor can really spice up any kind of home design. Some even serve multi-purposes such as

Installing Granite Flooring Tiles

Granite flooring tiles definitely add attitude to any space. It is for this reason that a lot of people

Refinishing Granite Flooring

Any kind or color of granite flooring provides a lively appeal to rooms and spaces. However, like all

6 Steps of Wood Floor Leveling

Wood floor leveling is one of the many home maintenance tasks that one should do. There is still no way

Pros and Cons of Floor Heating Mats

When winter rolls around and your floors turn stone cold, use floor heating mats to take the chill out

How to Replace Joist Hangers

Joist hangers support the weight of your floor, as well as that attach your joists with nails. Through

What Is a Joist Hanger?

When constructing a floor, roof or ceiling, it is important to reinforce the structure with joists. A

How Do Joist Hangers Strengthen a Floor?

Joist hangers strengthen a floor because without them, there would be no floor to support. Floor joists