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The Complete Guide to Flooring (Black & Decker) Paperback – July 1, 2003
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Top Customer Reviews
I now feel confident to embark on purchasing and laying my own wooden floor. Highly recommended for a beginner
No sooner did it become obvious that replacing the floor was inevitable than I realized that I was completely clueless about what to use and how to go about it. Of course there is no lack of people who will tell you what they would do, but this is one of those things that you live with forever and it needed to be wholly what I wanted. At this point I scanned the shelf of the local handyman's heaven and found this little cheery volume.
For the most part it's quite practical. Chapters on planning, design, and preparation nurse you through the start up and dreaded removing of the old floor stages. Then there are chapters on hardwood floors, ceramic and stone floors, resilient flooring, and carpeting. More follows on finishing and repair. More than enough to answer the basic questions of how to close the knowledge gap and make a sensible decision about how to proceed.
There are countless photos, and the writing style is clear, even if it is a bit dull. Of course, dull is a good thing when making a major household change. One gets excited when the day is over and the job done, not by unexpected drama in the kitchen. This seems as good a reference as any I've seen, and covers far more than I ever wanted to know. I expect that someday soon my cats will be walking on something entirely new. Complaining as they go, of course.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
like all these B & D DIY books, it is well-written w/ great photographyPublished 13 months ago by grandma
I like the comprehensive approach this book takes, basically giving you in depth information about each individual flooring type. Read morePublished on May 21, 2013 by Chris P.
This is a great book for the do it yourself person. Great full color pictures. Complete step by step details on how to do a particular job. Read morePublished on May 12, 2007 by Sharon K. Conroy