Flooring

With flooring, it is important to consider looks and functionality. Learn about flooring design at HowStuffWorks.


There are three kinds of carpet warranties: wear, manufacturing and stain warranties. Learn how carpet warranties work in this article.

You can find a variety of vinyl tile and adhesive options in home improvement stores. Learn about quick-drying vinyl floor tile adhesives from this article.

Always follow the manufacturer's instructions before walking on a vinyl tile floor after you’ve put on adhesive. Learn about how soon you can use a floor after putting adhesive on vinyl tile from this article.

Carpets come in a wide range of fibers, both synthetic and natural. Learn about the pros and cons of different carpet fibers in this article.

In the late 1980s, workers at the headquarters of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) complained that the offices' news carpets were causing them respiratory problems and flu-like symptoms.

You need to choose a carpet color, but you're not sure how to do it. Learn about how to choose a carpet color in this article.

You'd like to remove your laminate flooring, but don't know how. Learn how to remove laminate flooring in this article.

When you think of cork, your first thought may be popping a nice bottle of champagne or wine. Or maybe you're thinking of the bulletin board in your office. If you're into the latest decorating trend, though, you may think of a cork floor.

Look almost anywhere, and you'll see things made from wood. Harvesting that much wood can have devastating effects on forests and environments. Fortunately, some of the hardwoods that are most popular can be sustained in your own backyard.

It's easy to take carpeting for granted -- how often do you look down at the floor? Carpet production, however, is an interesting and complex process.

Lipstick-stained carpet. Orange shag carpet. Carpet that's seen one too many instances of puppy incontinence. It seems a shame to toss it out, but can you recycle it?

Making hardwood flooring decisions can be intimidating. Explore hardwood flooring tips and options at HowStuffWorks.

This area rug inlay DIY flooring project adds a unique element to your home's decor. Learn about this area rug inlay flooring project from HowStuffWorks.

This baseball carpet DIY flooring project adds a unique element to your home's decor. Learn about this baseball carpet flooring project from HowStuffWorks.

This patchwork rug DIY flooring project adds a unique element to your home's decor. Learn about this patchwork rug flooring project from HowStuffWorks.

This sisal rug DIY flooring project adds a unique element to your home's decor. Learn about this sisal rug flooring project from HowStuffWorks.

These flooring tips and tricks take the guesswork out of choosing between home flooring options. Learn flooring tips and tricks from HowStuffWorks.

These 10 flooring do's take the guesswork out of choosing between home flooring options. Learn the top 10 flooring do's from HowStuffWorks.

These 10 flooring don'ts take the guesswork out of choosing between home flooring options. Learn the top 10 flooring don'ts from HowStuffWorks.

It's a lot glossier than your home's hardwoods. But there's more to it than that. How does sports flooring go easy on athletes' knees?

Laminate flooring is cheaper than wood, doesn't need to be nailed, sanded, stained or finished, and is quite resistant to scratches, denting, fading and stains.

If you've ever wanted an exotic wood for your floors -- but worried about the price -- you've probably thought about buying laminate floors. What makes laminates look so much like the surfaces they mimic?

So you want to make your home as environmentally friendly as possible. You set up your compost bin, install low-flow toilets and buy energy-efficient appliances. But when it comes to your floor, is bamboo the greenest you can go?

Your car. Your clothes. Your home. Almost anything you can think of has a green alternative, including the floor beneath your feet. But where can you buy these materials?

Experts have linked electromagnetic fields (EMF) to leukemia and other cancers in children. Could this happen from radiant floor heating, too?