Archives: Flooring

Movement of subfloor and underlayment

By Michael Hopp on Flooring

Guidelines on Installing  Subfloor and Underlayment Here are some recommended guidelines on how to properly install subfloor and underlayment. All of my remodeling projects consist of gutting down to the studs and starting over.  I prefer this method for these reasons: confirming there is no rot, water damage or insect issues, increased insulation values, and…

Continue reading »

Bruce Laminate Introduces New Tropical Exotic and American Exotic Wood Looks

By Todd Fratzel on Flooring

TROPICAL EXOTIC & AMERICAN EXOTIC WOOD LOOKS FEATURED IN Bruce® Laminate Taking its lead from the most popular hardwood trends, Bruce Laminate offers hand-touched Sapele Long Plank in its Reserve Premium® collection. This is a floor that commands attention. The tropical exotic Sapele laminate, in rich reddish- brown colors and a grand seven-foot long plank,…

Continue reading »

Inspired New Longer Wood Lengths in Laminate from Armstrong Floors

By Todd Fratzel on Flooring

Rustics Premium™ New England Long Plank The big news in laminate flooring this year is Rustics Premium™ New England Long Plank, a dramatic line from Armstrong which offers a hand-scraped, oiled finish hardwood look and the longest laminate floor boards to date – over seven feet. Called ‘New England Long Plank’ because it emulates the…

Continue reading »

GelPro: Gel-filled Anti-Fatigue Floor Mat Review

By Todd Fratzel on Flooring, Product Reviews

Cooking Doesn’t Have To Be A Pain In The Foot The folks at GelPro were kind enough to send us one of their gel-filled anti-fatigue floor mats to review. GelPro has a wide variety of styles and sizes of floor mats that will fit into most any decor while providing instant relief to aching feet…

Continue reading »

DIY Flooring References from Armstrong

By Todd Fratzel on Flooring

DIY Flooring Tips from Armstrong DIY flooring projects are extremely popular and a great way to save big money on your next remodeling project. The folks at Armstrong have created some great resources perfect for DIY’ers looking to install their own flooring. The following are some of the resources that Armstrong has supplied: Flooring http://www.armstrong.com/flooring/floors.html…

Continue reading »

SnapStone – Making Tile Easier

By Todd Fratzel on Flooring

SnapStone – Floating Porcelain Tile System For many DIY’ers and home improvement fanatics the thought of installing ceramic tile can be quite daunting and ultimately a reason for another flooring selection. Those second thoughts are no longer justified with the option of installing SnapStone yourself. Recently the folks from SnapStone sent us some samples of…

Continue reading »

Basement Flooring Options | Finished Basements

By Todd Fratzel on Basements, Flooring

Finished Basement Flooring Finished basements are very popular today for a good reason. Properly finished basements can significantly increase the amount of living space in your home without the need for an addition. The key is the proper selection of techniques and materials to ensure a mold free, dry, healthy space for you and your…

Continue reading »

Cherry Floors Darken From Sun Light

By Todd Fratzel on Flooring

Sun Darkens Hardwood Floors Our new home has Brazilian Cherry floors throughout the first floor. When we chose the Brazilian Cherry flooring a friend of ours warned us that cherry flooring will darken from sun light. If you use area rugs then you will notice the flooring under the carpet remains it’s original color while…

Continue reading »

Copyright © 2009-2014 Front Steps Media, LLC. All Rights Reserved. Home Construction & Improvement™ is a Trademark of Front Steps Media, LLC.