Flooring Projects

DIY flooring projects can transform the look of your home without the added cost of labor. Find out how you can do it yourself with these flooring projects.

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How to Carpet a Stairway

Stairways are high-traffic areas where carpeting may wear out more quickly than in rooms. Use these instructions for a step-by-step guide to replacing stairway carpeting or adding carpet to bare stairs.


How do carpet warranties work?

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

Is there a quick-drying vinyl floor tile adhesive?

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. See more »

What fiber types are found in carpet?

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. See more »

Are there hazardous chemicals in my carpet?

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. See more »

How to Remove Laminate Flooring

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

How is carpet made?

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. See more »

Patchwork Rug

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

Sisal Rug

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

What makes sports flooring different?

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? See more »

How to Install Laminate Flooring

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. See more »