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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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Our very own Rate My Space users demonstrate how a carpet or rug can make a room.

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    • Our entry hall...simple and inviting, I tried to create a warm and inviting space.    Almost everything was bought second hand, so definitely budget friendly., Other Spaces Design

      Our entry
      hall...sim...

    • Cozy Toile laundry room, I spent very little decorating this room...the walls are a warm sage green.  I made the toile border and attached them with upholstery tacks.   Painted the cabinet and added the border at the top., Other Spaces Design

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    • Simple khaki and blue stripes...on a budget, Simple yet cozy boys room.  Walls are a light khaki color, I bought the blue strip fabric and made all the coordinating accents., Boys' Rooms Design

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    • A difficult area, This is an area on the side of my home.  Did not want to do a typical lattice with roses etc.  I think I got a little out of control. But the end results turned out to be the talk of the neighborhood ( in a pleasent way) ;), Gardens Design

      A difficult area 

    • White and Drab to Purple and Fab, Family Room was white contractor paint with white carpet. Who puts white carpet in a Family Room? Paint, new floor, new furniture, and use of some antiques around the house did the trick., Living Rooms Design

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    • New Great Room - needs help, We just added space to our family room, painted the walls and carpeted but the furniture arrangement and layout needs help. We may need to get some new pieces, would love your input., Living Rooms Design

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    • Kitchen Needs Remodel, At first glance my kitchen looks okay . . . but it's the up-close that needs attention!  The counter tops are laminate, and peeling on the edges, I would like to remove and paint or re-stain the cabinet door fronts, and add a nice style hardware. Eventually I would like solid surface counter tops, new stainless appliances, replace tile floor with hardwood.  Any suggestions?, Kitchens Design

      Kitchen Needs
      Remodel

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      my piece of
      paris

    • Office/Den, I had a spare room, storing some of my sons music equipment, so thought I would add it in the decor.  I have more to do and will update once I'm done!, Bedrooms Design

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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.