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How to Install a Hardwood Floor

How to Install a Hardwood Floor

Installing a hardwood floor is a big project: see what's involved.

Step-by-step instructions + video

How to Repair Hardwood Floors

How to Repair Hardwood Floors

Learn how to fix both square-edge and tongue-and-groove boards.

Step-by-step instructions


How to Stain a Hardwood Floor

How to Stain a Hardwood Floor

Not sure you want to tackle staining hardwood? We'll show you how it's done.

Step 1: Sand the floor

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  1. 1. Step 3: Prep the Subfloor (00:55)

    How to prep the subfloor for hardwood flooring installation.

  2. 2. Step 4: Moisture Barrier (00:33)

    How to install a moisture barrier before laying hardwood flooring.

  3. 3. Cork Flooring (01:55)

    This durable, environmentally safe flooring is easy to install yourself.

  4. 4. How to Repair a Hardwood Floor (01:00)

    One-minute version of how to repair a hardwood floor.

  5. 5. Step 5: Lay Out Installation (01:08)

    How to determine the layout and mark the location of floor joists.

  6. 6. How to Care for Hardwood Flooring

    Learning about hardwood flooring is important in order to care for it properly. DIY experts explain the basics of hardwood flooring.

  7. 7. Drill Brushes and Floor Sander: How to Refinish a Hardwood Floor

    Refinishing hardwood floors can be a tough yet rewarding task. Host David Thiel offers some tips on using a floor drum sander to get th...

    Time:
    Weekend
    Cost:
    $250 - $500
    Difficulty:
    Moderate to Hard
  8. 8. Step 6: Install Flooring (04:13)

    How to install hardwood floor boards.

  9. 9. Step 7: Fill, Finish, Trim Out (01:13)

    How to fill nail holes, stain and finish wood flooring.

  10. 10. Types of Hardwood Flooring

    DIY experts explain the different types of hardwood flooring.

  11. 11. How to Touch Up Wood Floors

    Get step-by-step instructions for removing scratches and scuffs from hardwood flooring.

    Time:
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    Cost:
    $1 - $50
    Difficulty:
    Easy
  12. 12. Hardwood for Your Kitchen (00:01:00)

    Think you can't put hardwood in your kitchen? Think again. Learn why here.

  13. 13. Rustic Game Room (20:01)

    This Texas bonus room is a huge storage area..and it's dingy and dark.

  14. 14. How To Create Faux Marquetry

    Follow these steps to create a faux-marquetry border by applying wood stains to a hardwood floor in a geometric pattern.

    Time:
    Weekend
    Cost:
    $100 - $250
    Difficulty:
    Easy to Moderate
  15. 15. Flooring and Lifestyle

    This DIY Basic will provide tips on flooring and lifestyle.

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