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Install Joist Hangers: Tools and Supplies Checklist

In order to properly install joist hangers, you will need a few tools and supplies. Before you begin,

How to Install Masonry Joist Hangers

Joist hangers are an important part of the construction of the floor and deck. The hangers reinforce

When to Use Double and Triple Joist Hangers

By providing vertical support to floor joists in a building frame, joist hangers enable a floor to support

What Subfloor Works Best with Self Leveling Compound

Self leveling compound is used to smooth and strengthen any loose OSB, wood or plywood subfloor. The

How to Install Adjustable Joist Hangers

If you plan on building your own floor or deck, you will need to use joist hangers to increase the amount

How to Repair a Bouncy or Sagging Floor in the Middle of the Room

A sagging or bouncy floor is can be the source of much aggravation for homeowners. It can also pose a

Possible Costs of a Sagging Floor

You've just moved into your new house and noticed that your attic has a sagging floor. Since this is

Floor Joist Repair: How to Sister Floor Joists

If you live in an older home, you may encounter the need for floor joist repair. Older buildings often

Alternatives to Floor Joist Replacement

Removing and replacing floor joists can be costly and time consuming. Here are some alternatives to floor

4 Facts About Raising Uneven Floors

When you can see stuff rolling off of your furniture, chances are you have uneven floors. There are a

How to Prevent Uneven Floors

Preventing uneven floors is the first step in any flooring project. Whether you are installing hardwood,

What Causes Uneven Floors?

In finding uneven floors in your home or in a home you're thinking of purchasing, you will probably want

How to Install Cork Flooring Underlayment

Installing cork flooring underlayment is essential to the process of proper cork floor installation.

Pros and Cons of Cork Flooring Underlayment

Installing cork flooring underlayment is a necessary part of the process of installing floating cork

How to Lay a Plywood Subfloor Part 2

A plywood subfloor is required when you feel the existing floor needs to be stiffened and when you want

Install a Subfloor with Tongue and Groove Boards Part 1

Plywood tongue and groove boards are used to build subfloors for houses and apartments. They resemble

Install a Subfloor with Tongue and Groove Boards (Part 2)

Using plywood tongue and groove boards is a fast and simple way to make or fix a subfloor and prep a

How to Attach Furring Strips over Concrete Part 1

The installation of furring strips over a concrete slab is a crucial part of any plywood subfloor system.

How to Attach Furring Strips over Concrete Part 2

A wood furring strip is easy to install and no special tools are needed. Furring strips are long thin

Cork Floor Stain Removal Tips

Removing stains in a cork floor is not as hard as some people may think. Stain removal techniques, however,

Chipboard Flooring: How to Install a Chipboard Subfloor Part 1

Installing chipboard flooring is complicated under any circumstances, but if you want to install chipboard

Floor Joist Repair: Fixing a Broken Floor Joist

To prevent your floor from sagging and being damaged, you may need to make a floor joist repair if the

How to Replace a Steel Floor Joist

Learning how to replace a steel floor joist may look daunting at first, but all it takes is a bit of

Installing a Floor Joist

If you want to have a solid, reliable floor, and you plan to do your own installation, an important part

Common Problems Installing a Subfloor Over Concrete

If you are installing a subfloor over concrete, there are several problems that you could run into. This

Top 3 Woods for a Hardwood Subfloor

A hardwood subfloor is vital to give a good surface for the hardwood floor. The subfloor itself doesn't

How to Keep Your Plywood Subfloor Heathy

Keep your plywood subfloor healthy by taking care of little problems before they become big problems. Squeaks

Advantages to Treating Plywood Subfloor in High-Humidity Areas

A plywood subfloor supports the finished floor on the joists. In areas with high humidity, which will

Should Isolation Membrane Be Used on Tile Floors?

An isolation membrane is used when ceramic tile is going to be laid over where there is a hairline crack

How to Install Isolation Membrane Part 1

Installing isolation membrane is essential if you are trying to install ceramic tile over a crack in

How to Install Floating Laminate Floor Part 1

Installing a floating laminate floor can provide you with a beautiful flooring surface that is also extremely

How to Install Floating Laminate Floor Part 2

Now that you have the floating laminate floor started, there is not that much left to do. Once you have

Installing Floating Laminate Floor: How to Work Around Obstacles

A floating laminate floor looks very good in a room, and in most cases is quite easy to install. The

How to Make Reference Lines for Ceramic Tile Installation

Ceramic tile looks wonderful when it’s properly installed on a floor, and can add to the beauty

How to Brace Your Floor Joints

When you lay a floor in a home, it is placed on top of the joists that act as a bracing for the floor.

How to Fix Squeaky Laminate Floors

No one likes to jump onto a floor that squeaks. This can be an annoying problem that will take some time

Causes of Squeaking Carpeted Floors

Carpeted floors can add beauty, warmth and comfort to your home, but a squeaking carpeted floor may indicate

How to Fix Squeaking Carpeted Floors

Floors that become dried out can begin to squeak. The dried flooring can force the nails in the subfloor

How to Repair Floor Joist Termite Damage

Are your floor joists in danger from termites? If they are and the damage is very minimal, you may be

How to Install Steel Floor Joists

Commercial buildings, and larger homes, use steel floor joists in order to handle the load of the structure.