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Floor Decor: Decorating Techniques for Beautiful Floors and Floorcloths Total Hits - 243  |  Hits Today - 0Rating:   Rating Average (0)    |  View Ratings  |  Add Your Rating
These four books supply a multitude of projects for the do-it-yourselfer. The Paper Shade Book, for instance, illustrates various styles for all types of lamps, while Making Decorative Screens demonstrates how to make framed and solid-panel screens using various techniques such as decoupage, paint finishes, mosaic, and fabric; each give well-written and illustrated instructions for each project. Both Painted Chairs, which shows whimsical painted decorations for all types of chairs, and Floor Style, which employs techniques such as stenciling and staining for indoors and outdoors, show the finished product with well-written instructions but few illustrations, which makes these two books better suited to experienced crafters. Purchase for public libraries where there is an interest.
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Want a more beautiful home? Start from the ground up--and paint a masterpiece beneath your feet! Give your floors a dash of excitement and style almost instantly with these dazzling decorating techniques that will have you walking on air. They're so simple and so creative, anyone can do them with the how-tos and fabulous patterns found right here. For a really fresh approach, try floorcloths; they'll completely cover any damage, transform the look of any interior, and even let you change the look whenever you please! Choose from 10 designs that feature bright, graphic lemons and pears; faux finishing; lush roses; seashells; and leaves. Coordinate a kitchen with a cloth that has a pattern just like old-fashioned dishtowels. Or, add sparkle by painting the floor directly, with stripes and spattering, diamond marquetry, a stenciled Persian rug, or faux granite checkerboard. There are more than 26 professional-quality designs to inspire you!
ISBN: 0806939370   Date Published on 6/30/2001
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Floors and Flooring (Homes & Ideas S.)Total Hits - 256  |  Hits Today - 0Rating:   Rating Average (0)    |  View Ratings  |  Add Your Rating
Focusing on floors and flooring, this is one of a series which aims to reflect the commitment of "Homes & Ideas" magazine to ideas and styling for home improvement and decoration, with a cost-conscious approach.
ISBN: 0752211110   Date Published on 10/1/1998
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Historic Floors: Their History and Conservation (Butterworth - Heinemann Series in Conservation and Total Hits - 206  |  Hits Today - 0Rating:   Rating Average (0)    |  View Ratings  |  Add Your Rating

* The first book in the UK to be devoted to historic floors * Contributions from leading practitioners in their field * In association with ICOMOS UK (International Council on Monuments and Sites) * Identifies and addresses worldwide problems in urgent need of solution This is the first book in the UK to be devoted to historic floors. It introduces an important and largely neglected subject and considers conservation methods in a European 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 cathedral 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.

This is the first book in the UK to be devoted to historic floors. It introduces an important and largely neglected subject and considers conservation methods in a European 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.

This work traces the history of some of the great floors of Europe from the fourth century BC and outlines the developments of mosaic, tiles, marble and parquetry floors in secular buildings. Early Christian pavements and the creation of medieval tiles are also covered.

  • The first book in the UK to be devoted to historic floors
  • Contributions from leading practitioners in their field
  • In association with ICOMOS UK (International Council on Monuments and Sites)
  • Identifies and addresses worldwide problems in urgent need of solution
    This is the first book in the UK to be devoted to historic floors. It introduces an important and largely neglected subject and considers conservation methods in a European 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.
  • ISBN: 0750627654   Date Published on 8/1/1998
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    Floor MagicTotal Hits - 1710  |  Hits Today - 0Rating:   Rating Average (0)    |  View Ratings  |  Add Your Rating
    Many people treat floors as an afterthought when decorating or simply settle for what's already there, but floors actually have a great influence on a room and can even have the power to create the room's overall feeling. By appealing to the senses--the warmth of carpet, the scent of wood, the coolness of tile, the nuances of color and pattern--floors impart much to any space. Floor Magic explains in detail how to select and maintain flooring that best suits your room and your style. Whether your preferences run to stone, ceramics, mosaic, wood, carpet, sheet flooring, or even to more unusual floor materials such as concrete, metal, or glass, this thorough guide "covers" it all.
    ISBN: 0679758925   Date Published on 9/23/1997
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    Builder's Guide To Floors (Builder's Guide)Total Hits - 2613  |  Hits Today - 0 Rating:   Rating Average (1)    |  View Ratings  |  Add Your Rating
    Success secrets of today's most profitable builders. Looking to get a leg up in today's big-money contracting business? A competitive edge that will help you outshine your competitors, benefit from word-of-mouth referrals and win job after high-paying job? Your key to success starts with the hands-on tools in The McGraw-Hill Builder's Guide Series. These professional-level resources arm you with the tools, techniques and practical expertise to conquer today's most lucrative, in-demand building jobs: foundations and floors... modular and pre-manufactured building systems... wells and septic systems... landscaping... cosmetic remodeling... you name it! Each resource in The McGraw-Hill Builder's Guide Series packs everything you need to tackle the highest-paying building projects with skill and confidence--step-by-step construction guidelines... tested troubleshooting tips... how-to-do-it illustrations and diagrams... time-saving forms and worksheets... at-a-glance tables and charts... and much, much more!
    ISBN: 0070218986   Date Published on 9/1/1997
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    Floors : A Design Source Book (Design Source Book)Total Hits - 1908  |  Hits Today - 0Rating:   Rating Average (2)    |  View Ratings  |  Add Your Rating
    Often an afterthought when it comes to home decorating, floors, curtains, and lighting are essential to creating a complete, finished look in any room. These books are "very well organized," explains Cynthia Conigliaro. "They have great illustrations, and they're organized by style." If you know you want hard tile floors, you can skip right to that section of the book. On the other hand, if you're clueless about which type of floor will perfectly accent your living room, leaf through the book to figure out which combination of colors, textures, and finishes is appropriate. Each book includes a "Practicalities" section that explains how to assess your needs and shows you how to do renovations yourself. There is also a directory of suppliers.
    ISBN: 1556706057   Date Published on 9/1/1997
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    Underfoot (Around the House)Total Hits - 895  |  Hits Today - 0Rating:   Rating Average (6)    |  View Ratings  |  Add Your Rating
    The affordable small-format Around the House series continues from renowned decorator Jocasta Innes. UNDERFOOT showcases a wealth of floor-decorating options, from cheerful stencils and painted designs to mosaics and floor cloths. 50 color illustrations. 96 pp.
    ISBN: 0821224522   Date Published on 9/1/1997
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    Floors & Tiles (Home Decorator Series)Total Hits - 646  |  Hits Today - 0Rating:   Rating Average (1)    |  View Ratings  |  Add Your Rating
    Look no farther for a guide to floor coverings and wall tiles that inject vital and vibrant elements of color, texture, pattern, and practicality for less than you'd pay for stuff that just takes up space and gets dirty. Choose from the huge variety available, along with essential information on preparing surfaces and calculating quantities. ". . . clear, well-illustrated instructions on home improvement projects . . . ."covers painting and wallpapering in detail. . .covers the installation of tile, carpet, wood, and vinyl flooring. . . .these are recommended for public libraries
    ISBN: 1853687367   Date Published on 3/1/1997
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    Flooring Essentials (Black & Decker Quick Steps)Total Hits - 2988  |  Hits Today - 0 Rating:   Rating Average (1)    |  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: 0865736537   Date Published on 12/1/1996
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    Flooring Projects & TechniquesTotal Hits - 2669  |  Hits Today - 1 Rating:   Rating Average (2)    |  View Ratings  |  Add Your Rating
    You can save hundreds or even thousands of dollars by doing your own flooring installations throughout your home. Complete step-by-step instructions and more than 300 color photos leave nothing to chance. All the most popular flooring materials are included, from self-stick vinyl tile to the finest carpeting. You'll learn how to get professional-quality results with basic installation techniques, and you'll also learn some valuable advanced techniques, such as carpeting a stairway and laying custom diagonal ceramic tile designs.

    This book will help you plan your flooring project and walk you through each phase. Whether you choose hardwood, tile, vinyl or carpeting, you'll save money and have long-lasting improvements that you can enjoy and appreciate whenever you step through the door.

    ISBN: 0865736790   Date Published on 10/1/1996

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