A kitchen floor is generally judged on two counts: how it looks and how much maintenance it needs. If you’re selling the house, your kitchen floor should look more or less new. As with countertops, old scars and stains on a floor are not only unsightly but can also be unsanitary.
Tile just keeps getting bigger and bigger—in popularity and in size. The materials have changed too: Ceramic is still around, but porcelain and glass are now almost as common. Here are some of his tips.
Storm doors protect the entry door from driving rain or snow. They create a dead air buffer between the two doors that acts like insulation. When the screen panels are in place, the door provides great ventilation on a hot day. And, they deliver added security, especially when outfitted with a lockset and a deadbolt…
When it’s time to hit the hard stuff—tile—keep these tips in mind for a successful installation. Tile has been around for thousands of years, and modern materials provide hundreds of design options.
Glass block partition walls define space without cutting off light, which helps maintain a sense of openness in the room.
Ceiling tiles made of pressed mineral and fiberboard are available in a variety of styles. Installing these tiles is a fairly simple project that will help soundproof your entertainment room.
Resilient flooring is durable, but from time to time minor repairs must be addressed. Air pockets are caused by the adhesive no longer working. This is common as floors age, and the resulting bubble is fairly easy to deflate and rebond to the subfloor.
Suspended ceilings are traditionally popular ceiling finishes for basements and utility areas, particularly because they hang below pipes and other mechanicals while providing easy access to them.
Floors squeak when floorboards rub against each other or against the nails securing them to the subfloor. Hardwood floors squeak if they haven’t been nailed properly.