Found 122 results for the keyword ‘Floors’

  • How can I stop the vibration from my front loading washing machine?

    All washing machines vibrate when they go into the spin cycles. Top loading machines have the tubs suspended on springs that create a primary bad vibration as they build up to speed. If the load is too unbalanced, they bang around and the machine stops. If the load is only a bit unbalanced, th...
  • Discovering a power chisel

    Some tools go un-noticed on the hardware store shelves, like the rotary hammer chisels. At first glance this appears simply to be a heavy duty hammer drill. It has a special quick change chuck called an SDS system and will only work with drills and other accessories with the special SDS shanks....
  • Squeaking Floors

    Brian in Mississauga wakes his kid up every night because the bedroom floor squeaks so badly. Brian send me his floor plan, showing a large stairwell opening in line with the problem bedroom and no support walls below. He already screwed the plywood down to the floor, to no avail.Before we c...
  • Electric radiant floor heating without electromagnetic radiation!

      In the spring of 2004, a young and dynamic company in Quebec got a new radiant heating cable out of the laboratory and onto the market that has almost no electromagnetic radiation. "FlexTherm" from Longueuil, Quebec came out with what they call their Green Cable. With a sensitive professional...
  • How do you remove old glue from under rugs?

    Getting the adhesive or even old pressed down underpad off of floors is never easy. Not much of anything dissolves it, although you could try several different solvents.Start with hot water and soap--it just may be water soluble.If there is a clear varnish on the wood under that glue, you can us...
  • How to glue down curling edges of vinyl floor tiles?

    First use a hot air gun, or hair dryer, to warm the problem part of the tile. Then carefully lift it slightly beyond the original problem. Now, clean off the floor and the tile from the years of dust that has accumulated under this slightly curled tile. Put contact cement under the corner. Pu...
  • Old fashioned linoleum has found new colours

      Linoleum used to be the kitchen floor covering of choice, but with the arrival of less expensive vinyl flooring which had colourful patterns, it got lost in the market. Yet linoleum has always been one of the most natural flooring materials following wood. It has been and is still made up ba...
  • Overview - Building the base to a tiled shower.

    Most people don't realize it but glazed tiles are not completely waterproof although they are highly water resistant. The reality is that the tile and the grout are not the final line of defence against water leaking through to the ceiling below. A proper built-in shower stall starts with a tape...
  • Hardwood Floors, nailing and shrinkage

    Holly in Wasi Lake, Ontario wants to know why her 1x10 pine tongue-and-groove floors are shrinking and leaving such large cracks. If you look at traditional hardwood floors you will notice that each board is rather narrow. In fact it is difficult to locate hardwood floors that are wider than 4 i...
  • My plank floor has 1" gaps in it.

    Stacey from St. Martins, New Brunswick, writes: "I have a house that is 150 years old and have just recently refinished the softwood plank floors. They have quite a few cracks and I am wondering what to fill them with. Some are as big as an inch in width due to shrinkage. The planks are direct...