Installing & Finishing Flooring

Installing & Finishing Flooring

Book - 2003
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“The prolific Spence has written a superb guide that shows do-it-yourselfers how to install flooring of all types. He provides a great section on planning...[And he] devotes an entire chapter to getting the underlying surface ready. Each section includes many helpful photos and illustrations. This first-rate title will allow even inexperienced homeowners to install their own flooring successfully; an essential purchase.”—Library Journal.

Because the floor is the foundation for each room of your house, it's important to get the right look and materials. With this comprehensive, fully illustrated how-to you'll be planning, laying, and finishing floors like the pros. Tackle your project with confidence knowing you have expert advice every step of the way. Start out with hints on choosing color, pattern, and materials based on foot traffic, acoustics, and durability. The preparation stage offers tips on installing and repairing subflooring, adjusting doors for clearance, and removing old flooring and carpets. Photos and detailed diagrams simplify the installation of a wide range of flooring, including wooden plank and parquet, ceramic tile, masonry, vinyl tile and carpeting. Finally, master the pros' techniques for grouting, cutting, making seams, butting other floors, fitting around irregular objects, and sanding and finishing. When it comes to do-it-yourself flooring, trust this thorough manual to put you on solid ground.

Publisher: New York : Sterling Pub. Co., c2003.
ISBN: 9780806992952
Characteristics: 192 p. : col. ill. ; 26 cm.


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