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How to Install Subflooring for a Wood or Concrete Floor

Find out what subflooring material works best with a variety of flooring, then learn how to install it.

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Top 46 Subfloors Projects

  1. 1. How to Install Backer Board

    Learn how to install backer board before installing a ceramic tile floor.

    Time:
    Day
    Cost:
    $50 - $100
    Difficulty:
    Moderate
  2. 2. How to Repair a Water-Damaged Subfloor

    Over time, a sink or refrigerator water leak can damage and even destroy flooring materials and the subfloor below it. The experts show...

    Time:
    Under Half Day
    Cost:
    $50 - $100
    Difficulty:
    Moderate
  3. 3. Prep for Carpet Installation (01:02)

    Here are the DIY Basics for prepping for carpet installation.

  4. 4. How to Install Hardwood Floors (01:00)

    Amy Matthews explains how to install hardwood flooring.

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

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

  6. 6. Radiant Heat- Part 2 (06:18)

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

  7. 7. How to Install Subfloor Panels

    These step-by-step instructions demonstrate how to easily install subfloor panels in an empty room.

    Time:
    Weekend
    Cost:
    $500 - $1,000
    Difficulty:
    Moderate
  8. 8. Handyman Tool: QuickDriver

    Host Paul Ryan demonstrates this week's handyman cool tool tip: a QuickDriver.

  9. 9. 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
  10. 10. Radiant Heat- Part 3 (04:18)

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

  11. 11. How to Lay a Plywood Subfloor

    Every good flooring job starts with a sturdy layer underneath. A well-installed subfloor will keep the upper layer level, well-insula...

    Time:
    --
    Cost:
    --
    Difficulty:
    --
  12. 12. 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
  13. 13. Hardwood Floor Installation (00:50)

    Certain hardwoods require certain types of installation.

  14. 14. Floor Construction Methods

    DIYNetwork.com explains how floors are built and what materials are commonly used in their construction.

  15. 15. Radiant Heat- Part 4 (05:13)

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

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