Q. My floors are raised at the seams in one or more areas, creating a lump in the floor. What’s happening? A: If your floors even remotely resemble the photo above, it sounds like your floors are suffering from what we call “Peaking” or “Buckling.” This happens in wood and . . . Read more
Sure, your grout was sealed when you first installed your tile, but did you know that you’re supposed to reseal grout? It’s true. Grout sealant can erode away with harsh cleaners and hard scrubbing. In order to protect your grout, you need to maintain a good sealant. Check out the . . . Read more
For those who don’t love their bathroom tiles, we’ve got great news. Painting tiles is the easy, affordable DIY alternative to an expensive bathroom renovation. As long as the tiles are still in good shape, painting will save you the cost and inconvenience of tearing them out and replacing them. . . . Read more
Creating a chalk line is a handy strategy that helps you be precise when planning tile floor and plank floor layouts. If you’re installing floor tiles, you will often need to mark a straight line that stretches the entire length of the room. Chalk lines and kits that help you make them are invaluable . . . Read more
Many homeowners wonder whether they should start with the cabinets or floors. Here’s a look at the pros and cons of either order.
Maintaining engineered hardwood flooring is a painless process, as long as it is a part of your regular cleaning routine. To avoid potential damage, it’s important to keep your floors as free of dirt, debris, and spills as possible. These simple tips on engineered hardwood care will help you retain . . . Read more
Before You Get Started Engineered glueless-click wood flooring can be installed directly over most existing floor coverings except carpet. Any wood flooring or subflooring glued to concrete must be removed before installation. Here’s what to know before you start a glueless click installation. Acclimation Products must be acclimated in climate . . . Read more