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Flooring Essentials (Black & Decker Quick Steps)Total Hits - 2999  |  Hits Today - 1 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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Design Ideas for Flooring (Design Ideas Series)Total Hits - 1081  |  Hits Today - 1Rating:   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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Elegant Linens: 26 Projects for Creating Your Own Luxurious LinensTotal Hits - 853  |  Hits Today - 1Rating:   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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The Well-Decorated Floor: Floorcloths & More Total Hits - 171  |  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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Creating Beautiful FloorsTotal Hits - 6983  |  Hits Today - 0 Rating:   Rating Average (0)    |  View Ratings  |  Add Your Rating
Here's another of Sunset's A to Z guides with virtually everything you needs to know to install, maintain, or repair any kind of flooring material--carpet, wood floors, ceramic tile, resilient sheet flooring, you name it, it's in here. It has excellent step-by-step instructions, useful diagrams, and illustrations throughout, and is made complete with its clear, well-organized index.
ISBN: 0376011475   Date Published on 1/1/1996
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The Complete Guide to FlooringTotal Hits - 2946  |  Hits Today - 0 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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A Portfolio of Flooring IdeasTotal Hits - 2880  |  Hits Today - 0 Rating:   Rating Average (7)    |  View Ratings  |  Add Your Rating
A Porfolio of Flooring Ideas intoduces you to the amazing number of exciting choices available in flooring materials and designs. It features over 150 incredible color photographs that beautifully showcase various types of flooring materials, the rooms they work in best and the latest design styles, from classic to contemporary.
ISBN: 0865739587   Date Published on 5/1/1995
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Flooring Projects & TechniquesTotal Hits - 2689  |  Hits Today - 0 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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Builder's Guide To Floors (Builder's Guide)Total Hits - 2620  |  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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GRAND FINISHES FOR WALLS AND FLOORSTotal Hits - 2128  |  Hits Today - 0 Rating:   Rating Average (1)    |  View Ratings  |  Add Your Rating
Nikitas, the host of San Francisco cable television's The Power of Positive Painting, promises us "grand" finishes for walls and floors in this otherwise down-to-earth guide for the do-it-yourselfer.Well, why not? We've already observed all manner of colorful role models in this field-the crafty New Englander, the practical Midwesterner, the cracker-barrel philosopher from the South. Here we get the laid-back Californian, but we are not urged to get blissed out at a Zen monastery in preparation for a redo. This is instead a basic presentation of three home improvement projects-wall painting, wallpapering and floor refinishing-in unintimidating plain talk. Instructions are friendly and offer a pointedly ecological awareness. Nikitas's firm and gentle personality comes across. Sidebars, called "The Voice of Experience," are useful hints in the form of cautionary tales narrated with a cheerful nonchalance (e.g., a painfully funny story about hanging a very long strip of wallpaper horizontally). How-to illustrations are direct and to the point. It's a good book for coaxing the wary beginner, rather than a source book for the hardened DIY addict. Photos not seen by PW.
Copyright 1994 Reed Business Information, Inc.
ISBN: 1564404870   Date Published on 10/1/1994

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