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Removing Carpet

Removing Carpet

There aren't any ifs, ands, or buts about pulling up old carpeting, because you can't lay any other material, even new carpet, on top of it. Fortunately, removing carpet isn't rocket science seen as it's only fastened only around the edges.

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Skill: Beginner

Time: 1 hour

Laying Out Tiles

Laying Out Tiles

Once your surface is prepared, you'll need to lay out where the tiles will go. For a good-looking installation, layout lines must be square. Otherwise, you'll end up with irregularly-shaped tiles at the walls.

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Skill: Beginner

Time: 2 hours

Laying Ceramic or Porcelain Tile

Laying Ceramic or Porcelain Tile

Ceramic tile is the most durable flooring you can install. It's low-maintenance and stands up well to water. Porcelain tiles are ceramic tiles that are extremely dense and waterproof with a glossy surface. Installation for both types of tile is labor-intensive. Even if ...

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Skill: Intermediate

Time: 5 hours

Setting Ceramic Tile - Laying Ceramic Tile

Setting Ceramic Tile - Laying Ceramic Tile

Ceramic tile is the most durable flooring you can install. It's low-maintenance, stands up well to water, Installation, however, is labour-intensive. Even if you don't have to install backerboard (not necessary on a slab floor or patio), there's mixing mortar, setting...

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Skill: Beginner

Time: 3 hours

Installing Cement Backerboard

Installing Cement Backerboard

You may be tempted to rush ahead and get to the fun part ─ laying the tiles ─ but try to resist the urge. Unless you prepare the surface under the tiles properly, you'll end up having to retile a lot sooner than you would like.Tiles need a smooth, flat, rigid ...

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Skill: Intermediate

Time: 3 hours

Installing Backerboard - Cutting Backerboard

Installing Backerboard - Cutting Backerboard

To avoid cracking, tile needs a stable bed such as backerboard. The bed begins with a lather of wet mortar applied to the floor. The backerboard is set in the mortar while it's still wet, then screwed to the subfloor. Any gaps between sheets of backerboard and the floor are...

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Skill: Beginner

Time: 1 hour

Installing Carpet Tile

Installing Carpet Tile

There are two advantages to carpet tiles: First you don’t need to master the art of stretch-in installation. The downside: Because the tiles are glued down, there’s no pad underneath.Like vinyl and ceramic tiles, you lay out carpet tiles by finding the center of the...

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Skill: Beginner

Time: 1 hour

Installing Laminate and Engineered Flooring

Installing Laminate and Engineered Flooring

First, install a 6 mil plastic moisture barrier over concrete. You may need to trim the planks in the first row. Cut the first plank in the second row to length. Once you've made the cut, temporarily set the plank aside, and put down the first plank in the first row. Snap...

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Skill: Beginner

Time: 3 hours

 
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