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Mortar, Grout & Thinset: What's The Difference?

Do you want a home improvement project that is almost certain to increase your home's value? Many realtors will tell you that you can hardly lose if you focus on your kitchen or bathroom. As part of a kitchen or bath remodel, you may want to replace your tired laminate with durable and elegant tile. Once you familiarize yourself with the supplies you’ll need, you might be able to complete your first DIY tile job on your day off.

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What Is The Key To Laying Tile?

What is one of the most intimidating household DIY projects? A kitchen remodel ranks up there. When properly installed, a tile floor can last decades. However, if mistakes creep into the job, you'll be digging out the toolbox in less than a year. The good news is, with the right preparation and a little patience, this job is well within the skills of a DIY homeowner.

Smooth and Level Floor Tiles Begin With the Right Base

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Solutions For An Uneven Floor

An uneven floor can be a frustrating problem to have in a home. There are several ways you can fix the problem. Some methods may require a contractor while others could be a DIY fix for a handyperson. An uneven floor may be the result of a poor foundation or a shift in the foundation that causes part of the house to slope. This is especially common in old houses that have had more time to shift.

Fix the Foundation

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The Secret to Laminate Flooring Installation

Installing your laminate floor is an easy way to instantly update your home.  With a variety of colors, patterns, and materials to choose from, laminate flooring can give your room a modern, spacious feeling. Plus, with click-in-place options and a variety of tutorials, it is an easy weekend DIY project.  But before you begin your flooring masterpiece, it is important to remember two essential tips from professional installers.

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Protecting the Features in your Home During Floor Installation

Installing new flooring in your home requires the right preparation and tools. Tile floors add to the beauty of your home and quickly update the space, but you need to take appropriate measures during a DIY home improvement project like installing new tile flooring. Before starting the project, take measures to protect your furniture and the features of your home by preparing for any potential complications.

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What Should I Know About Grout?

If you are one of those homeowners who takes pride in making sure you home is in tip top working order, then you are probably familiar with a few DIY type of projects. You might not be ready to swap out a whole new plumbing sink system, but you aren’t afraid to tackle the smaller projects. One of those involves grout. Grout is used  between tile flooring, and it’s easy to do this yourself with a little know how. Some elbow grease doesn’t hurt either.

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Discover Fantastic Flooring Options

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According to the Appraisal Institute of America, installation of hardwood flooring is one of the ten most popular home improvements in the United States – putting it in your kitchen is the second most popular new trend. Since hardwood floor increases the value of your home you can expect an average payback of up to 75 percent of the cost. In other words, bringing the beautiful warmth of wood to your home is a great investment!

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