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If you've dreamed of a concrete basement floor, we show you step-by-step how to do it.

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Outdoor Flooring Buyer's Guide

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What's the best material for a patio, deck or driveway?

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How-To Videos

1-10 of 15 Tile Videos

  1. Radiant In-Floor Bath Heating

    Radiant In-Floor Bath Heating (05:27)

    Comfortable & economical. Installing an in-floor radiant heating system.

  2. Terrific Trowel Techniques

    Terrific Trowel Techniques (00:56)

    Apply tile adhesive like a pro with these terrific trowel techniques.

  3. Curing Tips and Bonding Basics

    Curing Tips and Bonding Basics (01:28)

    Here is everything you need to know about curing.

  4. Bathroom Tile Repair

    Bathroom Tile Repair (01:32)

    Here is a quick fix for replacing broken and damaged bathroom floor tile.

  5. Grouting 101

    Grouting 101 (02:45)

    Learn how to grout like a pro for an absolutely clean and uniform finish.

  6. Perfect Grout Lines

    Perfect Grout Lines (01:03)

    Create perfectly precise grout lines with inexpensive plastic spacers.

  7. Ceramic versus Porcelain Tile

    Ceramic versus Porcelain Tile (02:30)

    Be a savvy shopper when selecting the best type of tile for your home.

  8. Timeless Stone Tile

    Timeless Stone Tile (02:17)

    Discover why natural stone tile adds classic style and beauty to any home.

  9. Decorative Tiles and Borders

    Decorative Tiles and Borders (02:55)

    Jazz up a backsplash, countertop or floor with decorative tiles or borders.

  10. Tile Surface Prep

    Tile Surface Prep (00:02:39)

    Before you can successfully install tile, surface preparation is essential.

1-7 of 7 Carpet Videos

  1. Carpet Cleaning Tips

    Carpet Cleaning Tips (01:56)

    Finally, a solution to remove wine stains and ink marks from your carpet.

  2. Carpeting Rescue

    Carpeting Rescue (05:01)

    In minutes, homeowners can repair damaged carpeting with this quick fix.

  3. Carpet Buying Tips

    Carpet Buying Tips (04:49)

    Before buying carpet, check out this advice from a carpet professional.

  4. Carpet Craters

    Carpet Craters (00:24)

    Check out this tip to raise depressions after moving furniture around.

  5. Repairing a Loose Carpet Seam

    Repairing a Loose Carpet Seam (05:06)

    A carpeting expert offers some easy tips on how to secure separating seams.

  6. Selecting Carpet

    Selecting Carpet (01:00)

    Here are the DIY Basics on selecting carpet.

  7. Installing Carpet

    Installing Carpet (01:00)

    Here are the DIY Basics for installing carpet.

1-9 of 9 Hardwood Videos

  1. Wood Floor Installation Tips

    Wood Floor Installation Tips (01:12)

    Practice makes perfect, especially when laying a hardwood floor.

  2. Subfloor Options

    Subfloor Options (01:33)

    Learn how to prepare the groundwork for a wood floor.

  3. Selecting the Best Wood Floor

    Selecting the Best Wood Floor (01:56)

    Consider the pros and cons of prefinished versus unfinished flooring.

  4. Squeaky Hardwood Floor

    Squeaky Hardwood Floor (01:44)

    These quick fixes will keep your floors quiet for years to come.

  5. Installing a Hardwood Floor

    Installing a Hardwood Floor (04:05)

    For bathroom renovation, host Amy Matthews lays a hardwood floor.

  6. Install Hardwood Floor

    Install Hardwood Floor (04:25)

    Watch as pros and homeowners tackle a hardwood floor installation.

  7. Squeaky Wood Floors

    Squeaky Wood Floors (01:07)

    Quiet a squeaky wood floor yourself with this inexpensive fix.

  8. How to Install Hardwood Floors

    How to Install Hardwood Floors (01:00)

    Amy Matthews explains how to install hardwood flooring.

  9. Repairing Hardwood Floors

    Repairing Hardwood Floors (01:00)

    Amy Matthews shares tips on repairing hardwood floors.