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What is the Best Type of Flooring for Kids?

Whether you live with babies just learning to crawl, toddlers throwing their toys, or young kids running in muddy shoes, your floors will need to put up with a lot of punishment. If these scenes are all too familiar, or if you foresee them in the future, you may want . . . Read more

The Evolution of Vinyl Flooring

Vinyl flooring has always been a superstar of home improvement. But that doesn’t mean it hasn’t changed over the years. This unique flooring option has evolved over time, and with each new version, vinyl became a more attractive option for homeowners. Let’s take a look at vinyl’s fascinating past and . . . Read more

Floor Cleaning Accessories Guide

It’s never too early to start thinking about spring cleaning, especially during the winter weather when everyone is tracking dirt, mud, wet leaves, and maybe even snow onto your floors. Before spring hits, let’s discuss what you’ll need to clean your floors and keep them clean all year. Cleaning Tile . . . Read more

7 Ways to Prepare Your Deck for Winter

When you assess deck conditions in preparation for harsh weather this winter, you’ve got to look at the surface of the deck and underneath it to determine if the deck is sturdy enough to handle snow and ice. Let’s take a look at some common problem areas that you need to . . . Read more

How to Install a Custom Dance Floor in Your Home

Turn the spare room or your unused garage into a wonderful dance studio by laying down a custom dance floor. If you’re experienced with DIY home improvement projects—and you love to dance—this project should be a cinch. Just follow the (dance) steps below. Preparing the Subfloor The best hardwood floor . . . Read more

What is the Janka Hardness Scale?

The Janka Hardness Scale determines the hardness of a particular type of wood over another. The scale was invented in 1906 by Gabriel Janka, an Austrian wood researcher, and standardized in 1927 by the American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM). Depending on the room where the flooring will be . . . Read more

How to Install Laminate Flooring

Installing laminate flooring is an ideal flooring project for DIYers of any experience. With the right tools and set of instructions, you can easily install laminate flooring in a single day. Tools & Materials [aesop_content color=”#565656″ background=”#ff8000″ width=”100%” columns=”1″ position=”left” img=”https://www.builddirect.com/learning-center/wp-content/uploads/2010/03/tools-in-a-workshop.jpg” imgrepeat=”no-repeat” floaterposition=”left” floaterdirection=”up”] Miter SawTable Saw Tape Measure Retractable . . . Read more