Expert Advice on Improving Your Home
Driving a trim head screw through carpet into the subfloor to stop a squeak.

Carpet Squeak Floor Repair Tip

Squeaks in the subfloor under carpeting can be very annoying, but they're usually not that hard to fix. Watch this video to find out how to stop squeaks in carpeted floors without removing the carpet.
Installing tile on cement backer board over vinyl flooring.

Installing Tile Over Vinyl Flooring

Find out when you can lay ceramic tile directly over a vinyl floor, and when you need to put down cement backer board first. Watch this video to find out more.
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What to Do About Worn-Out Grout

Nancy asks, “The grout in our tile floor has worn down in some spots and shrunk in others. Can I apply new grout over the existing grout?”

While it’s possible to grout over existing grout, the results are usually less than satisfactory. Read on to learn about a better solution.
Applying modified thin-set mortar to a tile floor.

How to Lay Tile Over a Tile Floor

Tile can be laid directly on top of an existing tile floor as long as the old floor is in good condition. Watch this video to find out how to go about laying tile over tile.
Plunge cutting a hole in cement backer board with a portable jigsaw.

How to Cut Holes in Cement Backer Board with a Jigsaw

Find out how to cut holes in cement backer board using a jigsaw or sabre saw fitted with a metal cutting blade. Watch this video to find out more.
Installing laminate flooring

Easy DIY Floor Installation for Your Home

There are many different flooring options for your home, some of which hold up better and are easier for a do-it-yourselfer to install than others. Watch this video to find out about some new DIY-friendly flooring and how to install it.
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How to Remove Tar Paper or Felt Residue from Wood Floors

Daniel asks, “How can I remove tar paper residue from my wood floors?”

The asphalt residue from tar paper or felt underlayment can be hard to remove from a wood floor. Read on to find out how.
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How to Secure Cement Backer Board to a Plywood Subfloor

Karen asks, “Our builder installed our tile floor on ¼” thick cement board, and the tiles are moving and popping up. Is there any way to fix this easily?”

There's no quick fix if the cement backer board wasn't attached to the subfloor correctly, but read on to find out the right way to install it.
Danny Lipford installs vinyl flooring with double stick tape and no adhesive.

How to Install Vinyl Flooring Without Using Adhesive

Vinyl flooring usually requires covering the subfloor in messy adhesive to hold it in place; but thicker vinyl flooring is now available that doesn’t require adhesive, making the process much more DIY friendly. Watch this video to see how easy installing nonadhesive vinyl flooring can be.