Installing Flooring

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.

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How to Install Laminate Wood Flooring for an Affordable Home Makeover

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Glueless laminate flooring is easy to install and can be walked on the same day. Install laminate wood flooring in no time at all with our helpful how-to instructions and tips.

How to Install Framing for Sleeper Floors

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Install a wooden subfloor to help insulate flooring from cold concrete. A little bit of work now will make a big difference in the long-run!

How to Install Shoe Molding for the Perfect Finishing Touch

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Cover gaps between hard flooring and baseboards with our tutorial for installing base shoe molding.

How to Install Loose-Lay Sheet Vinyl

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New flooring doesn't get easier than this. Check out the benefits of loose-lay sheet vinyl and why it may be right for your home.

How to Install Self-Stick Vinyl Tile

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Looking for an easy, affordable, and time-conscious way to transform your floors? Self-stick vinyl tile is the solution. Here's how to install it.

How to Make a Dimensional Floor Plan

Find tips and information on using a level, dealing with different room configurations, and how to deal with potential problems encountered when planning a floor installation.

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How to Install Radiant Heat Flooring

Stop cold feet in their tracks by learning how to install radiant heat flooring. Our nine-step process is attainable for skilled DIYers with electrical experience.

How to Install a Vinyl-Plank Floor

Anchoring a room in style is quick and easy with snap-together, vinyl-plank flooring. Choose your wood species and finish, then check out our step-by-step installation guide below.

How to Install Luxury Vinyl Tile Flooring

Luxury flooring doesn't have to cost an arm and a leg—especially when you absorb the labor costs. We'll show you how to DIY and install your own vinyl tile flooring.