Refinish your Hardwood Floors

http://www.doityourselfbuilder.com/pages/how-to-install-hardwood-flooring/images/hardwood-flooring.jpgHardwood is a timeless flooring option. This flooring option requires outine maintenance. Providing regular care and maintenance to your hardwood floors ensures quality floors that last. Maintenance involves repairing and refinishing your floors. Follow these steps:

1) Assess the floor for holes or cracks in the hardwood that may need to be plugged before you proceed.

2) Repair holes and scratches. Use wood plug or putty to plug into the hole

3) Thoroughly clean your floor.

4) Sand your floor removing rough spots and creating a smooth surface. When refinishing hardwood floors, it is important to start with a rougher and more courser sand paper and then to refine it using sandpaper with a lower grit. Read More

Carpet Tile Installation

It is easier to install the carpet tiles than it is the wall-to-wall broadloom carpet that has to be stretched. You just need to know the correct technique. This style of carpet is laid in individual pieces, so deciding on the right starting place probably is the hardest part of the task. This task is finished fairly quickly, once you are able to start and your new floor will be ready to walk on in short time.

Locate the Room’s Center Point

You can use a chalk line to mark the center point from opposing corners of the room. You will need to make two chalk lines using all four corners of the room. The lines will intersect in the middle of your room. You may place on tile dead center or four tiles around the center point depending on your design. Make sure the center on it meets the center of the room and then install the other tiles out from that point.

Your Lines Need to be Square

Square your lines before you start to install the pieces of carpet. Measure out from the intersection of lines four feet on one of your lines and then measure three feet out using another line. You should have five feet in between these lines, for them to be square. You may have to make some adjustments to square the lines. Read More