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Top 46 Subfloors Projects

  1. 1. Step 1: Prepare the Substrate (02:16)

    How to prep the subfloor for tile, including installing cement board.

  2. 2. Laying a Plywood Subfloor

    DIY Network has instructions on how to install a plywood subfloor so that it is level, well-insulated and free of annoying squeaks.

  3. 3. Installing Carpet Squares (01:02)

    Here are the DIY Basics on installing carpet squares.

  4. 4. How to Install a Subfloor

    Host Paul Ryan shows how to install a subfloor for vinyl tile flooring.

    Time:
    Day
    Cost:
    $100 - $250
    Difficulty:
    Moderate
  5. 5. Radiant Heat Subfloor (20:00)

    Host Paul Ryan and the homeowners install a radiant heat subfloor.

  6. 6. Tudor Style: 1 of 4 (20:01)

    The kitchen is busted out in all directions, revealing some pesky concerns.

  7. 7. Radiant Heat- Part 3 (04:18)

    Paul Ryan teams with homeowners to install a radiant heat subfloor.

  8. 8. Step 4: Apply the Adhesive (01:41)

    How to apply adhesive to the subfloor.

  9. 9. How to Prepare a Subfloor for Terrazzo Tile

    Before you can install floor tile, there must be a viable subfloor that the tiles can adhere to. Follow these step-by-step instructions...

    Time:
    Under Half Day
    Cost:
    $1 - $50
    Difficulty:
    Easy
  10. 10. Floor Repairs (02:00)

  11. 11. Kitchen Expansion (03:43)

    A cluttered room morphs into a large kitchen and eating area in three days.

  12. 12. How to Build a Sub-Floor and Wall in a Bathroom

    DIY experts show how to build out a sub-floor in preparation for a tile installation and build a partition wall as part of a bathroom r...

    Time:
    Weekend
    Cost:
    $250 - $500
    Difficulty:
    Moderate to Hard
  13. 13. How to Prep a Subfloor

    It's important to prepare a subfloor properly so there are no gaps or cracks in it.

    Time:
    Under Half Day
    Cost:
    $50 - $100
    Difficulty:
    Easy to Moderate
  14. 14. How to Install a Radiant Heat Subfloor

    Use these step-by-step instructions to install a radiant heat subfloor that's a great heat source for any room of the house.

    Time:
    Two Days
    Cost:
    $2,500 - $5,000
    Difficulty:
    Hard
  15. 15. Radiant Heat- Part 4 (05:13)

    Paul Ryan teams with homeowners to install a radiant heat subfloor.

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