Expert Advice on Improving Your Home
Laying a tile floor.

How to Tile Over Vinyl Flooring

Linda asks, "Can I lay ceramic tile over vinyl tile in my kitchen?"

If the existing vinyl floor was installed over concrete and is glued down firmly, you should be able to tile right over it without any problem. Read on to find out more.

Environmentally Friendly Countertops and Flooring

More and more materials for countertops and floors are available that are both beautiful and environmentally friendly including material made from synthetic stone, bamboo, cork, and recycled glass. Watch this video to find out more.
Sanding wood floor with floor sander.

How to Refinish Wood Floors

Nowhere is the charm of an older home more apparent than in the rich look of heart pine floors. Cut from the dense heartwood near the center of virgin longleaf pine trees, heart pine is prized for its fine grain, durability, and lasting beauty. Watch this video to find out more.
White bathroom with ceramic tile that looks like marble

Tiling Over a Tile Floor: What You Should Know

James asks, "I currently have a dated ceramic bathroom tile floor. Is it possible to tile on top of the existing tiles?"

Yes, it is possible to lay tile over an existing tile floor as long as it is in good condition with no major cracks or settling. Read on to find out how.
Bamboo flooring

Sustainable Flooring: Bamboo and Cork

If you’re under the impression that environmentally friendly flooring products, such as bamboo and cork, are little more than the latest fad that will soon disappear, then think again. Though very different from each other, both are high quality products that make beautiful and durable floors. In addition, bamboo and cork are easy to install and cost about the same as traditional hardwood.

Uponor Quick Trak Radiant Heating Flooring System

Danny takes a look at the Uponor radiant flooring system installed during Today's Addition. He talks with the installer, Wes Sisco to see how it was installed. Wes demonstrates how the system known as Quick Trak® works. ½” plywood with a heat emission plate on one side and a dovetail groove on the other is installed under pre-finished hardwood. 5/16” plastic PEX tubing fits in the groove and conducts to the heat emission plate distributing heat across the floor.

Tiling a Floor

While ceramic tile can be applied directly to a concrete slab, wooden floors should be covered with cement backer board first. On areas that are not easily seen, start with whole tiles along one the edge. For more visible areas, mark the midpoints of each wall, and pop a chalk line on the floor in both directions. Use the point where the two lines cross as the center for laying out your tile.
Carpet on living room floor

Carpet Calculator

Carpet is sold by the square yard, which is equivalent to an area 3 feet by 3 feet. Waste is usually figured at 10% but may be changed to any amount desired. To see how many square yards you would need, enter the measurements of your room in our calculator.

Ceramic Tile Floor

Ceramic tile floors can add extra elegance to formal areas like the living room and dining room. In a project like this, floor preparation is important before the first tiles can be laid. Darker marble insets were used to add pizazz to this flooring.