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Design Ideas for Flooring (Design Ideas Series)Total Hits - 1055  |  Hits Today - 0Rating:   Rating Average (23)    |  View Ratings  |  Add Your Rating
Design Ideas for Flooring is the ultimate guide to the latest materials, products, and styles in flooring. With 450 color photographs, Design Ideas for Flooring amply illustrates every choice in flooring--wood, stone, ceramic tile, decorative concrete, carpeting and rugs, laminate, and resilient vinyl in sheet and tile versions. The book is also loaded with special tips and advice for the kind of floor, from both a design and a durability perspective, to use in various areas around the home--high-traffic areas, kitchens & baths, comfortable living & sleeping areas, utility areas, and more. It also covers special effects in floors, such as mosaic treatments, inlays, painted designs, and more.
Joe Provey has been the editor-in-chief of several DIY and home improvement magazines, including The Family Handyman, Mechanix Illustrated, Home Mechanix, and Practical Homeowner, as well as building editor at House Beautiful. Joe is the author of several do-it-yourself books on furniture and gardening, including Better Lawns Step by Step, Creative Homeowner. Joe was also the project manager for Bathroom Makeovers. In recent years, his work has appeared in Popular Mechanics, Handy, Consumer Guide, Consumer Digest, Gardening How-To, Fine Homebuilding, Better Homes & Gardens specials, and books from Reader's Digest Books and Lyons Press

Roy Barnhart is a carpenter, contractor, and writer, and has been a senior editor at several DIY and shelter magazines. He is the author of Paint Transformations and Bathroom Makeovers. Roy has also worked extensively for Handy magazine as a contributing editor and as a contributor to Reader's Digest Books.
 
ISBN: 1580113095   Date Published on 10/1/2006
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Black & Decker¬Æ Flooring 101 : 25 Projects You Really Can Do Yourself (Black & Decker 101) Total Hits - 912  |  Hits Today - 0Rating:   Rating Average (12)    |  View Ratings  |  Add Your Rating
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Matthew Paymar is an interior designer, home organization specialist and freelance writer. He spends his free time renovating his turn-of-the-century home in Minneapolis.
ISBN: 1589232631   Date Published on 9/15/2006
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Bob Harris' Guide to Concrete Overlays & Toppings Total Hits - 898  |  Hits Today - 0Rating:   Rating Average (11)    |  View Ratings  |  Add Your Rating
Bob Harris' Guide to Concrete Overlays and Toppings
ISBN: 0974773727   Date Published on 1/30/2006
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Dream Floors: Hundreds of Design Ideas for Every Kind of Floor Total Hits - 1288  |  Hits Today - 0Rating:   Rating Average (11)    |  View Ratings  |  Add Your Rating
An inspiring guide to floor coverings featuring more than 600 photographs, Dream Floors completes the Randall International Dream Series, approaching the selection of flooring for the home and workplace in a no-nonsense, informative way, coupled with inspiring, spot-on color photography.

Chapters on hardwood, laminate, tile, stone, carpet & rugs and more offer an array of flooring, photography, explain advantages and disadvantages of each type and also offer advice on which kind of flooring works best under which situation. After reading the book, consumers, as well as interior designers, will be able to walk into any flooring store with confidence. --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.

"Kathleen Stoehr’s DREAM FLOORS: HUNDREDS OF IDEAS FOR EVERY KIND OF FLOOR examines flooring for both home and workplace, pairing color photos with explanations of pros and cons of each type of floor choice. Add details on maintenance and actual style numbers for specifying flooring choices and you have a handy reference source catalog as well as a designer’s manual of tips."

WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING
"I have a copy of Dream Floors on the coffee table in my office, where visitors can see Anderson’s hand crafted floors showcased. Beautifully presented and well-written, it’s a great tool for anyone contemplating a dream floor of any kind. "
 — President & CEO, Anderson Hardwood Floors
"Consumer calls about Dream Floors have been unprecedented. People have been amazed at the many varieties and options available in floor coverings. The organization, presentation and information in this book has inspired their imaginations and helped to realize their dreams about their homes. Very well done!"
 — CEO, Capella Wood Floors
ISBN: 1890379115   Date Published on 11/1/2005
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Flooring: The Essential Source Book for Planning, Selecting And Restoring Floors Total Hits - 899  |  Hits Today - 1Rating:   Rating Average (1)    |  View Ratings  |  Add Your Rating

Elle Deco : Full of inspiring ideas and practical tips...a must if you're planning, selecting, or restoring floors.

Few other features can coordinate or define interior spaces as well as a carefully chosen floor. Elizabeth Wilhide offers a rich fund of inspiration and sound advice for all floors in your home--modern or period, urban or rural, sumptuous or simple. With its 400 full-colour photographs, 100 how-to illustrations, and directory, "Flooring is a comprehensive and practical volume devoted to this important element of the home. -Packed with practical information about buying, maintaining, restoring, and installing your floor. -A great value paperback at $19.95 (CAN $29.95).

Elizabeth Wilhide's Flooring: The Essential Source Book For Planning, Selecting And Restoring Floors is packed with ideas for restoring or installing a floor in any room of the house. Packed with illustrative photos of a range of settings and uses, Flooring discusses wood qualities, finishes, maintenance, and styles ranging from glass and metal floors to traditional wood. From differences between new and old wood to sealing and treating a floor, Flooring offers insights into not just choices, but maintenance after installation.

ISBN: 1841729981   Date Published on 8/15/2005
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Elegant Linens: 26 Projects for Creating Your Own Luxurious LinensTotal Hits - 826  |  Hits Today - 0Rating:   Rating Average (0)    |  View Ratings  |  Add Your Rating

Chippy Irvine is an elegant lady with a fine taste in fashion for the home. An interior designer and editor for Design Times magazine, this author offers a beautiful collection of linens for every use in the home. She shows the reader how to care for, store, and mend every type of luxurious linen. This book is also a wonderful resource for 26 projects to make for the home. Ms. Irvin offers her assistance for making napkins, tablecloths, dainty pincushions, placemats, napkin rings, table runners, cocktail napkins, tassels, aprons, shoe holders, sink curtains, bathrobes, cushions, a gardening apron, and more. This is a wonderful resource for the care and construction of linens.

Chippy Irvine's books are a marvel of elegance and style. She has a positive genius for encouraging one's creativity and belief in one's ability to make lovely objects out of bits of fabrics and lace that one either might own, or come across at sales. Her descriptions and backgrounds of the fabrics and objects are interesting and precise and the directions for duplicating some of the items are down-to-earth and accessible to the least "handy" of stitchers. The photographs of the linens and the backgrounds are beautiful. An interesting and USEFUL book for anyone who likes to create an environment with a real sense of style!

 

ISBN: 1577173392   Date Published on 10/30/2004
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Stencilled Floors & Painted Floorcloths : Beautiful Projects for Your HomeTotal Hits - 864  |  Hits Today - 0Rating:   Rating Average (0)    |  View Ratings  |  Add Your Rating
“A multitude of projects...employs techniques such as stenciling and staining for indoors and outdoors, shows the finished product with well-written instructions.”—Library Journal

Give floors instant excitement and style with dazzling decorating techniques that will have you walking on air. They’re so simple and creative, anyone can do them with the how-to’s and templates found right here. Nothing’s easier (or less expensive) than a floorcloth for making a quick change, and these dozens of patterns will delight you: sunny yellow Luscious Lemons, painted with a resist technique; Comparing Pears and Oranges with bright washes of color; Harlequin Roses with the flowers surrounding harlequin diamonds; Magnolia Elegance for chic focal points; and many others. Try staining and stenciling wood with faux parquet; mixing country French stripes and spatters in the kitchen; and bringing nature right onto your screen porch with a mountain laurel pattern.
ISBN: 1402713681   Date Published on 3/28/2004
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The Flooring Handbook: The Complete Guide to Choosing and Installing Floors Total Hits - 1581  |  Hits Today - 0Rating:   Rating Average (0)    |  View Ratings  |  Add Your Rating
The complete guide to choosing and installing floors. Wall-to-wall carpet is no longer the only option for cost-conscious or do-it-yourself home decorators. The Flooring Handbook reveals the extensive variety of flooring options available today that can add function, beauty and comfort to any area of a home.

Packed with practical information, The Flooring Handbook is a comprehensive reference that provides the latest in flooring materials and methods. This book describes the benefits of the basic flooring types in three broad categories: hard, semi-hard and soft, including: - Hardwood - Ceramic - Tile - Carpet - Cork - Linoleum (looking nothing like you remember it) - Laminates - Slate, stone and marble - Leather, felt, rubber and steel

Detailed step-by-step instructions and illustrations show how to lay different types of flooring under various circumstances. Color photographs of finished rooms demonstrate how various materials work to the best effect in a home. The Flooring Handbook is a comprehensive reference for designers, decorators and homeowners -- whether doing it themselves or hiring a professional.

ISBN: 1552977528   Date Published on 3/1/2004
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Flooring BasicsTotal Hits - 1346  |  Hits Today - 0Rating:   Rating Average (0)    |  View Ratings  |  Add Your Rating
Does the cost of professionally installed carpet, vinyl or hardwood have you floored? Whether you're eyeing new ceramic tile for the bathroom, a sturdy laminate for the family room, or a repair to the parquet in the foyer, do it yourself, and do it right, with this all-in-color guide to the basics. Even total beginners will effortlessly navigate these detailed and reassuringly simple instructions, while loads of illustrations and photographs make the entire process easy-to-follow. With all the tips, tools, and tricks-of-the-trade right on hand, you'll know which special tools to buy and which to rent; how to remove the old stuff and make way for the new; how to select from the dizzying array of new materials on the market; and what to do to get lasting results. (For example, without a vapor barrier, that beautiful new hardwood will buckle in no time.) Plus: dozens of money-saving ways to fix up existing flooring.

--This text refers to the Paperback edition.

Does the cost of professionally-installed carpet or hardwood have you floored? Do it yourself, do it for less, and do it right. Whether you're eyeing new ceramic tile or sturdy laminates, the tricks of the trade are here: find out whether you can salvage what you have and what's available to replace it, if you must. Prepare for installation by removing old floors and laying down cementboard or underlayment. Learn how to put in new ones from parquet to vinyl. Plus: Charts for cross-checking average costs.

I was a bit disappointed that this book didn't go into more details. There's nothing on how to carpet steps. Also, the section on laminate doesn't mention the glueless type. This seems to be a common failing of a lot of do-it-yourself type books. Otherwise, I did get some useful information from this book.

ISBN: 1402711190   Date Published on 12/1/2003
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Flooring Basics Total Hits - 845  |  Hits Today - 0Rating:   Rating Average (0)    |  View Ratings  |  Add Your Rating
Does the cost of professionally installed carpet, vinyl or hardwood have you floored? Whether you're eyeing new ceramic tile for the bathroom, a sturdy laminate for the family room, or a repair to the parquet in the foyer, do it yourself, and do it right, with this all-in-color guide to the basics. Even total beginners will effortlessly navigate these detailed and reassuringly simple instructions, while loads of illustrations and photographs make the entire process easy-to-follow. With all the tips, tools, and tricks-of-the-trade right on hand, you'll know which special tools to buy and which to rent; how to remove the old stuff and make way for the new; how to select from the dizzying array of new materials on the market; and what to do to get lasting results. (For example, without a vapor barrier, that beautiful new hardwood will buckle in no time.) Plus: dozens of money-saving ways to fix up existing flooring
ISBN: 1402710879   Date Published on 8/12/2003

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