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Installing Oak Stair Treads With Molding and Riser

Installing Oak Stair Treads With Molding and Riser 0

If you are about to take on a stair building or remodelling project, and you don’t know the first thing about stairs, you’ve found the right article. For this article, we focus on oak stairs for our material. Then, we’ll show you some step-by-step techniques and link to some beneficial videos.
Install Your T-Molding Strips Like A Pro

Install Your T-Molding Strips Like A Pro 0

Have you ever tripped over an uneven floor where the carpet ends, and the hardwood floor begins? It’s both embarrassing and dangerous. Whenever two different types of floors meet, there must be a smooth transition whether they are at the same level or not.

A “T” Molding is a transition piece that covers the gap between the floors of two rooms, usually a doorway. It gets its name from the side profile because it’s shaped like a capital T.

Hardwood Floor Underlayment Options and Installation

Hardwood Floor Underlayment Options and Installation 0

There are two kinds of people in the DIY hardwood flooring world, those that know what underlayment is and those that don’t. If you are about to begin the search for the perfect hardwood floor and don’t know anything about underlayments, you’ve come into the right article. Here is everything you need to know about the what, where, how and why of using an underlayment.
How to Install Baseboard Trim for Solid Hardwood Floors

How to Install Baseboard Trim for Solid Hardwood Floors 1

Follow this step-by-step guide to properly install perfect baseboard molding of your own. Learn to cut all types of corners and find the tools you'll need.
Wood Floor and Subfloor Leveling Compound Technique

Wood Floor and Subfloor Leveling Compound Technique 0

A solid hardwood floor is only as good as the installation. And, a quality installation relies on having a level subfloor.

What good is a beautiful and expensive hardwood floor if it squeaks and creaks when you walk on it? What’s worse is if boards start to stick up, buckle or warp.

But, not to worry if your subfloor is less than perfect. We’ll discuss ways to handle the issue with both concrete and wood subfloors.

Flooring Services Near Me: Insider Tips for Choosing Your Best Option

Flooring Services Near Me: Insider Tips for Choosing Your Best Option 1

There are over 135,000 flooring contractors in the U.S. alone. Most are hard working honest folks. But a few bad characters make it hard to trust anyone. Cases such as poor quality of work, the contractor disappeared after receiving the down payment, dragging the job longer than what was agreed, or a subcontractor who never showed up for work is quite common. Contractor scams cost homeowners thousands of dollars. You can avoid the problems by doing some basic research.