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Installing & Finishing Flooring
     

Installing & Finishing Flooring

by William P. Spence
 
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,

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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.

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Library Journal
The floor is probably the most-used part of any home, making it a great candidate for an update or an upgrade. The prolific Spence (see above) has written a superb guide that shows do-it-yourselfers how to install flooring of all types. He provides a great section on planning, which describes how to use color, pattern, and texture effectively. Preparation is usually the most important part of any project, so Spence devotes an entire chapter to getting the underlying surface ready. Numerous forms of flooring are illustrated, including solid wood, parquet, finished plank, engineered or laminated wood, vinyl, tile, masonry, and carpeting; in each case, materials and techniques are fully explained (as are finishes, where appropriate). Each section includes many helpful photos and illustrations that supplement the text. This first-rate title will allow even inexperienced homeowners to install their own flooring successfully; an essential purchase. Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780806992952
Publisher:
Sterling
Publication date:
04/01/2002
Pages:
192
Product dimensions:
8.02(w) x 9.86(h) x 0.59(d)

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