No matter the type of flooring you are planning on installing in your home, the old flooring should always be removed first. Carpet is fairly simple to remove, wood floors take some work, but aren't too difficult, while vinyl or floor that is glued on is a little more difficult. If your old floor is tile or stone, you are going to have your work cut out for you. This type of floor has mortar holding it to your sub-floor, plus grout in between each tile.
- When it comes to making your home beautiful using tile, you have a lot of different options. There are so many different styles and colors on the market that it can be hard to go wrong. However, there might be a type of tile that you are overlooking. A very nice tile that is often overlooked is glass tile. Now, you usually will not install the glass tile as a floor, but they are fantastic tiles to use as a backsplash or as an accent.
- Laminate flooring is a great option for homeowners who want the look of hardwood without the expense. Laminate floors are durable, attractive, and offer one of the best values for homeowners seeking solid flooring. However, even the best flooring can be damaged by heavy objects or suffer other significant damage that is irreparable. Fortunately, it is possible to replace individual planks and make your floor look good as new. Below is how you can easily perform this job yourself:
- If you love artistic, modern home design, you have probably seen colorful wooden floors made from distressed, reclaimed lumber. If you want a floor like this in your own home, you do not have to rip up your current wooden floor. After all, the whole idea behind the reclaimed lumber movement is making do with wood that is already cut, rather than promoting more logging. Follow these steps to turn an older, existing wood floor into one that looks like it has been constructed from various pieces of distressed, reclaimed lumber.