Expert Advice on Improving Your Home
Painting wood floor with a roller.

Painting Wood Floors

This summer, I committed what any self-respecting lover of natural building materials would call a cardinal sin. I walked into our old farmhouse with nearly 100-year-old pine floors, and when my husband asked what we should do with them, I replied, “Paint ’em!” Read on to see how to it turned out.

Lifeproof Vinyl Plank Flooring is Waterproof and Dent-Resistant

Lifeproof's new Luxury High Traffic Vinyl Plank flooring is tough enough to take on life's everyday messes.
Wood flooring being installed with a floor nailer

Installing Heart Pine Flooring in the Kuppersmith Project House

To match the existing heart pine flooring in the Kuppersmith Project house, we had lumber milled from salvaged heart pine beams. After the new heart pine floors in the addition have been sanded and finished, they’ll blend in perfectly with the original floors. Watch this video to find out more.
Laying a tile floor

Subfloors for Tile and Laminate Flooring

If you want your flooring project to last, you need to start with a good subfloor under it. Find out what you need to know about subflooring for tile and laminate floors.
Installing hardwood flooring over a radiant heating system.

Best Flooring to Install Over a Radiant Heating System

Watch this video to find out which types of flooring work best when installed over a radiant heating system in your home.
Danny Lipford in kitchen with dark gray natural stone floor.

How to Choose Kitchen Flooring

There are many options when choosing a kitchen floor and the type you choose will depend on your style and budget. Common options include tile, stone, and hardwood. Watch this video to find out more about each style of floor.
Applying grout to a tile floor.

How to Apply and Seal Grout on Tile Floors

The last step in laying a tile floor is applying and sealing the grout. Once the grout has dried, apply a grout sealer to the joints to prevent stains from occurring. Watch this video to find out how.

Stopping Squeaks Under Carpet

Watch this video to find out how to stop a subfloor under a carpet from squeaking without having to remove the carpeting by using a kit with special screws that pulls the subfloor down tight against the floor joist, then can be broken off below the surface of the carpet.
Removing tile ceiling.

Home Repair Tips for First Time Homeowners

Before first time homeowner Chelsea Lipford can move into her new house, there are a number of home improvement projects to tackle, from patching cracks and painting walls to sanding and refinishing the hardwood floors. Watch this video to find out more.