While floors and flooring materials might be unique, the issues they cause are not. Learn how you can address common flooring problems - including squeaky floors, popping tiles, buckling floors, chipped tiles, scratched or faded hardwood floors, cracked concrete floors, and more.
Consider completing these 11 home renovations before a baby arrives to avoid inconvenience, noise, or health and safety of the baby. Projects to consider completing include refinishing floors, bathroom and kitchen renovations and repairs, mold remediation, and painting and staining. Learn about projects to complete and why it's best to have these finished before bringing a baby into a home.
Laminate flooring is a viable substitute for wood, stone, and tile flooring at a substantially lower cost. The cost to install laminate flooring is between $1,500-$3,500 for a 12mm thick laminate installed in a 200-square-foot space with a sound-dampening underlayment. Laminate wood style flooring averages $6-$14 per square foot, including labor and material costs. Factors that impact the cost include add-ons that may be needed, type of finish, and abrasion rating. Labor costs average between $800-$1,600 for a 200-square-foot area. Learn more about laminate flooring options and costs for installation.
The cost to install vinyl plank flooring ranges between $881-$3,336. Labor costs for installation average $36 per hour or $3-$10 per square foot, not including materials needed for installation. Vinyl flooring, available in planks, sheet, or tile - is a preferred flooring option due to it’s water-resistant, low maintenance, cost-effective, durable, long-lasting, and comfort characteristics. Learn more about what makes vinyl plank flooring a preferred floor material and costs for installation.
When it comes to selecting engineered hardwood or laminate flooring, there are reasons to choose either based on specific situations. And, both types of flooring are offered in a variety of options and are easy to install. Learn about these types of flooring and which is best for your project.
Tile is a common design consideration for kitchens, bathrooms, laundry rooms, and more. Factors that impact tile installation cost include square footage, type of tile being used, additional materials required for installation, subfloor repair and installation, and geographic location. Learn more about factors that impact the cost of tile installation.
Over time, tile grout can stain, crack, and come loose which means it's time to repair or replace it. Grout repair is easy and budget-friendly and can update the look of kitchen or bathroom tile. Damaged grout can make your tile look old and worn, and can also create an environment for bacteria and mold growth.
Installing wood flooring improves the overall appearance of a room and increases the value of your home. Hardwood flooring costs vary based on the type of wood, width of the planks, stain, adhesive, and style. On average, 50-75 percent of your budget will be for materials and the rest to installation. Some contractors will include the removal of old wood flooring or carpeting with the price of installation and trim while others do not. Learn more about costs to expect when installing hardwood flooring.
Refinishing hardwood floors is an excellent renovation project for homeowners whether you’re updating a single room or want to give new life into all of the flooring in your home. We're sharing tips for how to prepare and tackle a hardwood floor refinishing project.
Homeowners are choosing concrete floors for their indoor and outdoor spaces because of the material’s beauty and durability. From garage floors to basement floors, and for outdoor concrete patios, you can make your home look amazing with a stained concrete floor.