Table of contents for The complete guide to floor decor : beautiful, long-lasting floors you can design & install / Edited by Clayton Bennett. Branded by Black & Decker.

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Introduction	5
Planning Your New Floor	7
Planning Overview	8
Floor Anatomy	10
Evaluating an Existing Floor	11
Choosing a Floor Covering	14
Design	16
Project Preparation	41
Tools & Materials	42
Measuring the Room	43
Removing Floor Coverings	44
Removing Underlayment	50
Repairing Subfloors	52
Repairing Joists	54
Preparing the Base	57
Installing Underlayment	58
Preparing Basement Floors	66
Building Attic Floors	70
Installing a Floor-warming System	74
Installing an In-floor Electrical Outlet	78
Installations	81
Getting Started	82
Cutting Door Casing	85
Threshold & Moldings	86
Hardwood	87
Laminate Flooring	98
Parquet Flooring	104
Resilient Sheet Vinyl	108
Rubber Roll	116
Dry-backed Resilient Tile	120
Combination Tile	126
Bamboo Planks	130
Cork Tile	135
Recycled Rubber	140
Ceramic & Stone Tile	145
Mosaic Glass Tile	158
Installing Borders	160
Carpet	167
Carpet Squares	194
Finishes & 
Surface Treatments	199
Refinishing Techniques	201
Stains & Finishes	205
Painting Wood Floors	209
Creating Faux Stone Floor Tile 
Designs	216
Painting Decorative Borders	220
Creating Nature Prints	223
Sealing Concrete Floors	224
Painting Concrete Floors	229
Repairs	223
Eliminating Floor Squeaks	234
Eliminating Squeaks in Stairs	236
Replacing a Broken Stair Tread	238
Removing & Replacing Trim Moldings	240
Repairing Hardwood	242
Repairing Vinyl	256
Repairing Carpet	260
Repairing Ceramic	262
Repairing Cracks in Concrete	256
Glossary	268
Resources and Credits	269
Conversion Charts	270

Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication:

Flooring -- Handbooks, manuals, etc.
Floors -- Maintenance and repair -- Handbooks, manuals, etc.