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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Renovation Room HDR
Learn How to Conduct a Simple Moisture Test on Concrete Floors
Vinyl and laminate flooring
Vinyl vs. Laminate Flooring Comparison Guide
Carpet vs. Hardwood Flooring
Comparing Carpet and Hardwood Flooring
Laying Laminate Flooring
How to Flatten an Uneven Subfloor
Cutting a plywood subfloor with a circular saw
Comparing Plywood and OSB as a Subfloor Material
cork flooring
Eco-Friendly Cork Flooring: Alternative to Hardwood
Wooden joists in renovated staircase
Learn How to Understand Floor Joist Spans
Walking on Wood Floor
How to Fix Squeaky Floors in Your Home
Bamboo vs hardwood flooring
Here's a Side-By-Side Comparison of Bamboo and Hardwood Flooring
tile over flooring illustration
How to Install Tile Over Vinyl or Linoleum Flooring
leveling a floor in an old house
How to Level a Floor in an Old House
Water on a wooden floor
Flooring Options for Wet Areas: Best to Worst
Laminate Flooring vs. Engineered Wood
Comparing Laminate Flooring to Engineered Wood Flooring
brick flooring in a home
The Pros and Cons of Brick Flooring
Laminate vs hardwood floor
Comparing Laminate and Solid Hardwood Flooring
Dog Scratching Wooden Floor
The Most Durable Floors You Can Install
Concrete flooring with brown leather sandals in front of white plant pot and brown stand
An In-Depth Look at the Pros and Cons of Concrete Flooring
bamboo flooring in a living room
Advantages and Disadvantages of Bamboo Flooring
Laminate planks installed over underlayment layer
Laminate Underlayment: What to Know Before Installation
Modern Living room with sofa and armchairs
5 Creative Treatments for Concrete Floors
Floating floor wooden planks being installed
Floating Floors Offer Easy DIY Installation
Installing new flooring
Sound Insulation to Dampen Noise Between Floors
Edging Strip on Stairs
Tips for Installing Nosing or Edging Strips on Stairs
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
Learn the Differences Between Subfloor, Underlayment, and Joists
Cement board
Should You Install Cement Board on Concrete For Tile Installations?
Side Profile Of Staircase
Stair Railing Kits for Interior Stairs and Balconies
Stools arranged at breakfast bar in contemporary kitchen
Follow This Step-by-Step Guide to Choosing Your Next Floor
Wood to Tile Transition
Tile-to-Wood Floor Transition Strips
Underlayment exposed with planks being installed
Understanding the Role of the Underlayment for Flooring
Low view of a living room with exotic hardwood flooring
Bellawood Flooring Product Overview
Dog and woman on carpet
Best Types of Floors for Dogs
Laminate floor
What Are the Best Flooring Options for Aging in Place?
Person standing on ceramic tile floor next to green cabinets
Learn Different Ways to Warm up Your Cold Floors
stair railing in a home
Stair Railing and Guard Building Code Guidelines
Home construction staircase
How to Keep Your Stairs up to Code
Wood Paneled Bathroom with Slate Floor
Here's What You Should Know About Natural Stone Flooring
Gray flooring adhesive applied under ceramic tile
Learn 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.
Problems You Might Have With Bamboo Flooring
Subfloor installation materials and tools
Learn All About Subfloor Systems
test marble sealer
Seal Marble Floors to Prevent Stains
Tile Bathroom Floor
You Can Banish Cold Floors Forever by Installing Electric Radiant Floors
A staircase viewed from the base of the bottom
How to Fix Creaky Stairs
Staircase with black and white design
17 Stunning Staircase Ideas That Stop Us In Our Tracks
A woman with tea walking across a bamboo floor
Solid or Engineered Bamboo Flooring: What You Should Know
Worker Caulking Wall Plate to Subfloor
DRIcore vs. Plywood Subfloor Review
Man installing vinyl floor
Pros and Cons of Resilient Flooring
Empty commercial kitchen
The Best Floors for Restaurants and Bakeries
Cork flooring in unfurnished new home
Cork Flooring Designs for Every Room
Assorted cork tiles, elevated view
Is Cork Appropriate For a Wet Bathroom Environment?
Painting plywood floor
How to Paint a Plywood Floor
A dining room with wooden floors
The Debate About Vinyl Wood Flooring Versus Natural Hardwood
Sandstone-coloured patio paving stones
These Are the Pros and Cons to Sandstone Flooring
Empty Hall HDR
Stair Tread and Riser Ideas That Refresh Your Stairs
woman's feet on a cork floor
Learn How to Care For and Clean Your Cork Flooring

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