For a Do-It-Yourselfer,floating or click-lock vinyl flooringis often an easier method, as there is no adhesive or mess to deal with. In this method, floating floor style vinyl planks are locked together, using a built-in tongue and groove system, and laid onto the subfloor -- or can even be installed directly over an existing floor!
Part Two of our Tile Flooring Installation series is a Step-by-Step guide to install tile flooring for the Do-It-Yourselfer, with infographic. Professional advice from our team, with decades of experience installing tile flooring, backsplashes, showers, and more.
The most important and often most overlooked step in laying floor tile: preparation. Like many DIY/home improvement projects, tiling relies heavily on proper surface and substrate preparation. To say that it is crucial would be an understatement and that’s why it gets its own special part of this DIY Tile Installation series.
If your hardwood floor has seen better days, and you think it might need a complete refinish, don’t worry. With a little know-how (and a lot of elbow grease) this is a job you can do at home. If DIY is not for you, knowing the process it takes to bring your floor back to life can help you determine which path to take -- whether refinishing or replacing -- and an understanding of what to expect along the way.