Flooring Design

When developing a flooring design, it is important to consider looks as well as functionality. These articles will give you the lowdown on different types of floors to help you make the right choice for your home.

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Top 10 "Don'ts" for Flooring

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


How soon can you use a floor after putting adhesive on a vinyl tile?

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.

How to Choose a Carpet Color

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.

What is cork flooring?

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.

5 Sustainable Hardwoods

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.

Can I recycle my carpet?

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?

Hardwood Flooring Tips

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

Area Rug Inlay

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.

Baseball Carpet

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

Flooring Tips and Tricks

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

Top 10 Flooring Do's

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