Get the basics for installing wood, carpet, and sheet flooring in our comprehensive flooring installation guide. We've gathered our best tips for installing carpet and carpeting a stairway—and step-by-step instructions on how to stretch and trim carpet. Learn to repair damaged carpet sections, too. Read our how-to guide for sheet-flooring installation, and learn about patching up sheet flooring instead of replacing it entirely. Laminate flooring can be an easily completed do-it-yourself project, and with our handy guide, you can replace your flooring in a weekend or less. Stairs can be tricky, but we have instructions for laying laminate flooring perfectly the first time. Check out our tips for repairing your existing flooring, too. Our carpet cleanup guide will keep your flooring in top shape and keep it lasting for years to come. Still not sure what type of flooring suits your style, budget, and lifestyle? Take our quick and easy flooring finder quiz to help point you in the right direction and discover what flooring works best for you.
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Carpet Cleaning 101
Get your carpets in shape with professional or at-home care. Here's how to keep carpets looking new.
Install new carpet in your home with this step-by-step guide.
Laying Integral-Pad Carpeting
Learn how to lay integral-pad, or cushion-backed, carpet in your home—how to seal seams with adhesive.
DIY Flooring You Can Do
Learn how to install a floating floor in your home with these step-by-step instructions.
How to Install Laminate Wood Floor
Glueless laminate flooring means no mess, no stress, and a new look in no time at all.
DIY Flooring: How to Install Engineered-Wood Flooring
Engineered-wood flooring has never been easier to install. Follow these DIY ideas to add warmth underfoot.
How to Install Laminate Floors
Laminate flooring is affordable and easy to install. Watch this video for how to install it five easy steps.
Laminate Flooring on Stairs
Your stairs see a lot of foot traffic on a daily basis. Install durable laminate for style with staying power.
Vinyl Flooring for Bathrooms
Available in a range of colors, patterns, and styles, vinyl is a cost-effective bathroom flooring material.