Flooring & Stairs: Materials, Installation & Upkeep

Updating and maintaining your floors and stairs is key to a good-looking home. Learn about materials, upkeep, and installation that work for your budget.

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Interiors of a bedroom
9 Popular Bedroom Flooring Options to Consider
Stain on unfinished hardwood floor
What to Know About Unfinished Hardwood Flooring Before You Buy
Maple Hardwood Flooring
What to Know About Maple Hardwood Flooring Before You Buy
Tools for painting sitting on wooden subfloor in front of dirty walls ready to be painted.
How to Replace a Subfloor Under a Wall
Unfinished basement in construction
Eco-Friendly Basement Flooring Options
Cutting Cement Backer Board With a Grinder
How to Cut Cement Backer Board
Renovation Room HDR
How to Conduct a Simple Moisture Test on Concrete Floors
Vinyl and laminate flooring
Vinyl vs. Laminate Flooring Comparison Guide
Carpet vs. Hardwood Flooring
Carpet vs. Hardwood Flooring Comparison Guide
Laying Laminate Flooring
How to Level a Floor
Cutting a plywood subfloor with a circular saw
OSB vs. Plywood: Best Subfloor Material Compared
cork flooring
Cork Flooring Review: Pros and Cons
Wooden joists in renovated staircase
Learn the Basics of Floor Joist Spans
Walking on Wood Floor
How to Fix Squeaky Floors in Your Home
Bamboo vs hardwood flooring
Bamboo vs. Wood Flooring: A Comparison
Two Ways to Install Tile over Flooring
How to Prepare a Vinyl Floor for Ceramic Tile
leveling a floor in an old house
How to Fix Uneven Floors in an Old House
Water on a wooden floor
Best and Worst Flooring Choices for Wet Areas
Laminate Flooring vs. Engineered Wood
Laminate Flooring vs. Engineered Wood Flooring Comparison Guide
brick flooring in a home
Brick Flooring Review: Pros and Cons
Laminate vs hardwood floor
Laminate vs. Solid Hardwood Flooring: Which Is Better?
Dog Scratching Wooden Floor
8 Most Durable Flooring Options for Heavy Foot Traffic
Concrete flooring with brown leather sandals in front of white plant pot and brown stand
Concrete Flooring Review: Pros and Cons
bamboo flooring in a living room
Bamboo Flooring Review: Pros and Cons
Laminate planks installed over underlayment layer
Laminate Underlayment: What to Know Before Installation
Modern Living room with sofa and armchairs
5 Best Concrete Floor Finishes That Look High-End
Floating floor wooden planks being installed
Floating Flooring Review: Pros and Cons
Installing new flooring
Sound Insulation to Floors That Dampens Noise
Installed nose strip on stairs
How to Install a Stair Nosing Strip
Radiant heat flooring system orange wires being installed on ground
Best Flooring for Radiant Heat Systems
Children running up stairs
How to Install a Stairway Handrail
Stairs and corridor in a new house
Guide to Floor Transition Strips
Black and white graphic stair tread cover
8 Stair Tread Cover Ideas
Subfloor with wooden joists closeup
What Is the Purpose of Subfloor vs. Underlayment?
Cement board
Should You Install Cement Board on Concrete For Tile Installations?
Interior staircase made of dark brown wood with houseplant and bench underneath
Stair Railing Kits for Interior Stairs and Balconies
Stools arranged at breakfast bar in contemporary kitchen
A Step-by-Step Guide to Choosing Flooring
Tile to wood transition strips
Tile-to-Wood Floor Transition Strips
Underlayment exposed with planks being installed
Flooring Underlayment: The Basics
Low view of a living room with exotic hardwood flooring
Bellawood Flooring Product Overview
Dog and woman on carpet
7 Different Types of Flooring and How to Choose a Dog-Friendly Option
Laminate floor
The Best Flooring Options for Aging Adults
Person standing on ceramic tile floor next to green cabinets
How to Warm up the Floors in Your Home
stair railing in a home
Stair Railing and Guard Building Code Guidelines
White staircase with a wood and metal railing on wooden steps closeup
How to Keep Your Stairs up to Code
Wood Paneled Bathroom with Slate Floor
An Introduction to Natural Stone Flooring
Gray flooring adhesive applied under ceramic tile
How to Choose the Right Flooring Adhesive for Any Project
Kitchen and family room
Low Maintenance Kitchen Flooring Ideas
A worker installing hardwood floor
How Much Extra Flooring to Buy
Bamboo flooring on stairs.
Bamboo Flooring Issues and Problems
Subfloor installation materials and tools
The Subfloor Is the Foundation of a Good Flooring Installation
test marble sealer
How to Seal a Marble Floor
Tile Bathroom Floor
How to Install Electric Radiant Floors
A staircase viewed from the base of the bottom
How to Fix Creaky Stairs
A woman with tea walking across a bamboo floor
Understanding Solid and Engineered Bamboo Flooring
Worker Caulking Wall Plate to Subfloor
DRIcore Subfloor vs. Plywood Subfloor Review
Man installing vinyl floor
Pros and Cons of Resilient Flooring
Empty commercial kitchen
Commercial Kitchen Flooring Options
Cork flooring in unfurnished new home
9 Examples of Stylish Cork Flooring for the Home
Assorted cork tiles, elevated view
Cork Flooring Materials in Humid Bathroom Conditions

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