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The Complete Guide to FlooringTotal Hits - 2917  |  Hits Today - 4 Rating:   Rating Average (2)    |  View Ratings  |  Add Your Rating
The Complete Guide to Flooring is the only truly comprehensive flooring book available, combining information on using flooring as a design element with complete step-by-step instructions for installing virtually any type of flooring-classic standards to the newest materials. The book covers ceramic tile, terrazo, natural stone, terra cotta, hardwood, wood laminate, floating plank, carpet, vinyl sheet, resilient tiles, cork, carpet tiles, leather, and the new plastic laminates. In addition, readers will learn how to repair problems with all types of flooring, how to soundproof and insulate floors, how to refinish hardwood floors, and how to create decorative paint finishes on wood floors.

Flooring is one of the most visible finish surfaces in a home, and serves to unify the entire interior design. With this in mind, The Complete Guide to Flooring opens with an exciting idea section that shows the many ways in which flooring can enhance the appearance and function of a home. Following this is a chapter that introduces all types of flooring, discussing their merits and limitations. Next, a planning section shows all the preliminary steps-measuring, removing old flooring, evaluating and repairing the subfloor, estimating and ordering flooring. Then comes the heart of the book-complete instructions on how to install all types of flooring, with complete, easy-to-understand, step-by-step details.

With no aspect of home flooring left unexamined, The Complete Guide to Flooring is destined to become a home improvement classic.

ISBN: 1589230922   Date Published on 7/1/2003
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Flooring 1-2-3 : Expert Advice on Design, Installation, and Repair Total Hits - 565  |  Hits Today - 0Rating:   Rating Average (0)    |  View Ratings  |  Add Your Rating
Takes the challenge out of installing and maintaining the most popular styles of flooring. Offers the details that do-it-yourselfers want, and the education that buy-it-yourselfers need: information on design and planning, selection and installation, plus repair and maintenance. Includes step-by-step photogrraphy, detailed materials list, and preparation instructions for every project. Skill scales, buyer's guides and tips from Home Depot pros throughout.
ISBN: 0696215888   Date Published on 6/21/2003
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Decorating Walls & Floors (Style Sourcebooks) Total Hits - 720  |  Hits Today - 0Rating:   Rating Average (0)    |  View Ratings  |  Add Your Rating

A fashionable floor is as essential to a well-designed room as the right pair of shoes is to an outfit. Properly chosen, installed, and maintained floors can make a home come alive. Still, many don't regard the floor as an important element, resulting in a finished room that just doesn't come together. Decorating Walls and Floors features over 250 photographs and illustrations, and helps decorators assess their floors and decide whether to replace, repair, or redesign.

In any decorating scheme, the walls and floors are key to a well-designed room. Properly chosen and maintained, walls and floors can make a home come alive. This book showcases creative ways to use wall coverings to enhance and enrich your environment. For walls, it presents a variety of ideas for creating a particular style or theme by mixing wall patterns and fabrics; it shows readers how to use paper to decorate accessories, like lampshades, screens, trunks, and picture frames. For floors, it reveals the newest types of flooring available, from new options for such classics as wood, marble, and tile, to fresh and unusual treatments like bamboo, concrete, and leather; it offers tips and tricks on making lively personal spaces with painted patterns and borders; and it offers advice on how to use design elements and accessories to bring out the beauty of your floor. This beautifully illustrated guide showcases creative ways to use wall coverings and flooring to enhance and enrich your environment.

ISBN: 1592230369   Date Published on 3/1/2003
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The Well-Decorated Floor: Floorcloths & More Total Hits - 163  |  Hits Today - 1Rating:   Rating Average (0)    |  View Ratings  |  Add Your Rating
These breathtaking treatments work on almost every material, indoors and out. Stain and stencil; mix country French stripes and spatters in the kitchen; use a mountain laurel pattern on the porch; and try a fantastic canvas floorcloth, like Harlequin Roses. “A multitude of projects...employs techniques such as stenciling and staining....shows the finished product with well-written instructions.”—Library Journal.
 
Start from the bottom up to make your home extra-beautiful-by painting a masterpiece beneath your feet! Give your 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-tos 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. Or, 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: 1402700741   Date Published on 10/28/2002
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Decorative Floors in a Weekend: Simple Step-By-Step Projects for Maximum Effect With Minimum Effort Total Hits - 279  |  Hits Today - 0Rating:   Rating Average (0)    |  View Ratings  |  Add Your Rating
This guide presents home decorators with an innovative collection of 15 projects for stylish and contemporary floor treatments. Using techniques such as decoupage, stenciling, crackling and distressing, decorators can achieve all kinds of creative projects, from bright floral-patterned floor coverings to dramatic Greek-inspired borders. Also includes techniques for decorating old tile, refurbishing wood floors, and laying a simple mosaic floor.

Designed for today's busy do-it-yourselfers, this book offers: attractive, easy-to-complete home decorating projects; full-color, step-by-step instructions; • inexpensive materials lists; affordable pricing.

Home decorators of all skill levels will delight in the inspiration this guide brings. It provides specialized instruction for planning, executing and completing every project in two days' time. Each project features a timeline, materials list, detailed instructions, and an inspirational, full-bleed image of the completed work. Best of all, crafters can easily tailor each project to suit their own room configurations and color schemes. Easy-to-copy templates included.

ISBN: 1558706178   Date Published on 8/1/2002
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Sunset Ideas for Great Floors (Ideas for Great)Total Hits - 928  |  Hits Today - 0Rating:   Rating Average (0)    |  View Ratings  |  Add Your Rating

The right floor goes beyond essentialit can add great drama and integrate a rooms architectural integrity.This exciting new edition puts all the latest flooring textures and technologies at everyones fingertips with beautiful photographs and up-to-date designs. Ideas for Great Flooring helps assess needs, explore flooring optionsincluding tile, stone, wood, resilient, laminate, carpet, cork, and concreteand make a choice that is functional, decorative, and lasting.

This exciting new edition puts all the latest flooring textures and technologies at everyone's fingertips with beautiful photographs and up-to-date designs. Ideas for Great Floors helps assess needs, explore flooring options-including tile, stone, wood, resilient, laminate, carpet, cork, and concrete-and make a choice that is functional, decorative, and lasting.
ISBN: 0376011785   Date Published on 4/1/2002
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Ortho's All About Floors and FlooringTotal Hits - 376  |  Hits Today - 0Rating:   Rating Average (0)    |  View Ratings  |  Add Your Rating
Do-it-yourselfers can choose from today’s wide array of flooring materials and learn to install, maintain, and repair them with professional-looking results with the expert advice in Ortho’s All About Floors and Flooring published by Meredith (R) Books.

Flooring for your home should be both practical and beautiful. Ortho's All About Floors and Flooring shows the wide array of flooring materials available and tells you how to choose the ones that are right for you. This book also shows how floors are constructed and gives detailed instructions on installing, maintaining, and repairing floors and flooring.
 
Design ideas for floors in every room of the house. Techniques for laying all kinds of flooring-wood, laminates, tile, vinyl, and carpet.
ISBN: 0897214463   Date Published on 1/1/2002
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The Floor Book: A Comprehensive Guide to Practical and Decorative Floor Techniques Total Hits - 401  |  Hits Today - 0Rating:   Rating Average (0)    |  View Ratings  |  Add Your Rating

Home design writer Couglin gives a thorough review of the numerous materials that can be used for floors, from wood to carpets to such novelties as leather and glass. She discusses historical background, safety, durability, practicality, and design concerns for each flooring option. Unfortunately, some of the projects shown here, such as refinishing wood floors, come with scant instructions. In contrast, Mair's inspiring work offers step-by-step instructions for preparing, painting, and finishing a floorcloth. Color photographs of professionals' cloths in a variety of styles will inspire amateur and experienced painters alike. Purchase Mair's title for public libraries and Coughlin's for interior design collections.
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A wide–ranging, handsomely illustrated guide to floor treatments and techniques, with an abundance of ideas and practical advice as well as ten step–by–step projects.

Flooring is a vital element of interior design—it unifies and defines the home, allowing us to link rooms or set them apart in both mood and function. In terms of its impact on a room, it is impossible for flooring to be overlooked, yet all too often it is neglected. The Floor Book asks us to reappraise our decorating priorities and view the floor as a “blank canvas” on which to imprint the finest in creative decorating and design. It covers all facets of floor covering and design, and never have there been so many possibilities. Dominique Coughlin explores the diverse array of current techniques and materials, from traditional floors in parquet, wood, stone, and tile to innovative new coverings like glass and leather. She recognizes that floors also need to be hardwearing, and materials are further examined for durability. As well as offering comprehensive advice on a wide variety of flooring options, The Floor Book presents ten step–by–step projects using various techniques, such as stenciling on wood. Laden with color photos and written in a clear and helpful style, this is an outstanding guide to practical and decorative floor treatments.
A wide–ranging, handsomely illustrated guide to floor treatments and techniques, with an abundance of ideas and practical advice as well as ten step–by–step projects.
Publishers Weekly
Home design writer Couglin gives a thorough review of the numerous materials that can be used for floors, from wood to carpets to such novelties as leather and glass. She discusses historical background, safety, durability, practicality, and design concerns for each flooring option. Unfortunately, some of the projects shown here, such as refinishing wood floors, come with scant instructions. In contrast, Mair's inspiring work offers step-by-step instructions for preparing, painting, and finishing a floorcloth. Color photographs of professionals' cloths in a variety of styles will inspire amateur and experienced painters alike. Purchase Mair's title for public libraries and Coughlin's for interior design collections. Copyright 2002 Cahners Business Information.
Library Journal
Home design writer Couglin gives a thorough review of the numerous materials that can be used for floors, from wood to carpets to such novelties as leather and glass. She discusses historical background, safety, durability, practicality, and design concerns for each flooring option. Unfortunately, some of the projects shown here, such as refinishing wood floors, come with scant instructions. In contrast, Mair's inspiring work offers step-by-step instructions for preparing, painting, and finishing a floorcloth. Color photographs of professionals' cloths in a variety of styles will inspire amateur and experienced painters alike. Purchase Mair's title for public libraries and Coughlin's for interior design collections. Copyright 2002 Cahners Business Information.
ISBN: 1570762015   Date Published on 1/1/2002
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Historic FloorsTotal Hits - 291  |  Hits Today - 0Rating:   Rating Average (0)    |  View Ratings  |  Add Your Rating

The illustrations alone will make this hard to surpass as a sourcebook.

Now in paperback, this book introduces an important and largely neglected subject and considers conservation methods in a global context. It traces the history of some of the great floors of Europe from the fourth century B.C. and outlines the development of mosaic, tiles, marble and parquetry floors in secular buildings. The early Christian pavements in basilicas, temples and cathedrals, the creation of medieval tiles, ledger stones and monumental brasses, their destruction by iconoclasts and re-creation during the Gothic Revival, are also discussed.

Leading authorities, archaeologists, architects and archivists consider the latest methods of recording and repairing historic floors, including those of cathedrals, country houses, the monumental tiled pavements of the Palace of Westminster and other public buildings. Management policies to protect outstanding floors in over-visited sites are considered and historic features particularly at risk, are identified. Urgent action is recommended to contain the damage caused by the dramatic increase in tourism throughout Europe.

The only definitive guide to historic floors published in association with ICOMOS UK (International Council on Monuments and Sites)
Gives you the tools to identify and address problems with historic floors whatever the situation
Draws on the knowledge of a range of experts who have worked all over the world

Leading authorities, archaeologists, architects and archivists consider the latest methods of recording and repairing historic floors, including those of cathedrals, country houses, the monumental tiled pavements of the Palace of Westminster and other public buildings. Management policies to protect outstanding floors in over-visited sites are considered and historic features particularly at risk, are identified. Urgent action is recommended to contain the damage caused by the dramatic increase in tourism throughout Europe.

Jane Fawcett and Sir Nikolaus Pevsner directed the Victorian Society; they were credited with Saving a Century. Jane was awarded the MBE and Hon FRIBA for services to conservation. She was Academic Tutor and lecturer to the Building Conservation Graduate Course at the Architectural Association and the Secretary and Committee member of the International Council on Monuments and Sites UK. She is author and editor of The Future of the Past; Seven Victorian Architects; The Village in History; Cathedral Floor Damage Surveys, and Save the City.

ISBN: 075065452X   Date Published on 10/10/2001
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The New Flooring Idea Book : Creating Style from the Ground Up Total Hits - 199  |  Hits Today - 0Rating:   Rating Average (0)    |  View Ratings  |  Add Your Rating

The right floor treatment can drastically improve the look and feel of a room. The New Flooring Idea Book will show readers the often-untapped design potential that well thought-out floor decor can add to a living space. This book offers practical advice on how to assess existing flooring, how to plan for change, and how to use flooring to create stylish interiors. Twenty-five floor makeovers are profiled with information on the best new flooring concepts. Each section provides in-depth information and inspiration on types of flooring, choosing flooring with style in mind, and reinvigorating, replacing, or adding pattern and color to existing flooring. By considering the floor as part of the overall decorating scheme, readers will understand that the right floor is a key element that can set the tone and atmosphere for the entire space.

About the Author
Regina Cole is the senior editor at Old House Interiors, where she writes frequently on restorations, remodeling projects, and the latest innovations in interior design. She lives on Cape Ann in Massachusetts.

ISBN: 156496731X   Date Published on 7/1/2001

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