Black & Decker Flooring 101: 25 Projects You Really Can Do Yourself (Black & Decker 101)

Black & Decker Flooring 101: 25 Projects You Really Can Do Yourself (Black & Decker 101)

Matthew Paymar

Language: English

Pages: 144

ISBN: 1589232631

Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub


Floors are a high priority for new homeowners because nothing changes the look and feel of a home like new or restored floors. Black & Decker Flooring 101 guides the novice DIYer through the most common flooring repairs, and offers 25 simple, unique projects for improving old or outdated floors.

The book features modern flooring materials and easy-to-follow techniques that will produce significant improvements with a minimal investment of time and money. Projects range from eliminating floor squeaks to installing a laminate flooring system.

The 101 series approaches its subject from the perspective of the homeowner with little DIY experience. Each project is self-contained, guiding the reader step-by-step through the process using detailed color photography, clear instructions and helpful sidebars to define technical terms and offer technique tips. Even the most timid of homeowners will find they have what it takes to accomplish their flooring renewal goals quickly, inexpensively and safely.

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Repeatedly blot the area to lift the stain. Allow the carpet to completely dry and then vacuum. BUTTER, MARGARINE, C R AY O N S , F U R N I T U R E POLISH, GREASE, MOTOR OIL, PERFUME, SALAD DRESSING, V E G E TA B L E O I L , S H O E P O L I S H , TA R Apply a dry cleaner; if traces remain, apply a carpet shampoo product. Blot the stain with the cleaning product and then blot again with water to remove cleaning product residue. Allow the carpet to dry and then vacuum. BLOOD, E X C R E M E N T,

paint a wood floor you must apply primer first; then you apply Nail set the paint and you follow that with a polyurethane sealer. Make sure the products you choose are specifically for floors. SKILLS YOU NEED • Cleaning and sanding TERMS YOU NEED TO KNOW • Using a hammer and nail set L A C Q U E R T H I N N E R — A strong, highly flammable solvent such as ethyl alcohol, • Using a paintbrush and roller ethyl acetate and toluene that is used to dilute, dissolve and clean up lacquer based

bristle scrub brush to scrub the area with hot liquid dish soap and water, laundry soap and water, or a biodegradable degreasing cleaner. You can also try using a pressure washer. For specific stains, see the chapter on cleaning concrete (page 16). If degreasing doesn’t solve the problem, the concrete may already be sealed with a concrete sealer. A surface sealer can only be removed mechanically by abrasive blasting; penetrant sealers may not be removable at all. 116 8 Use a garden hose with a

Paymar. p. cm. At head of title: Black & Decker. Summary: "This book features modern flooring materials and easy-to-follow techniques that will produce significant improvements with a minimal investment of time and money. Projects range from eliminating floor squeaks to installing a laminate flooring system"--Provided by publisher. ISBN-13: 978-1-58923-263-1 (soft cover) ISBN-10: 1-58923-263-1 (soft cover) 1. Flooring. 2. Floors. I. Black & Decker Corporation (Towson, Md.). II. Title. III. Title:

Vinegar Iron Using the correct vacuum for the job at hand is important. Above are some of the vacuums recommended for routine maintenance. Ice cubes Hair dryer Sponge TERMS YOU NEED TO KNOW Clean cloth H A N D H E L D —Small vacuums that are often rechargeable or battery operated. C A N I S T E R —Lightweight vacuums that are often geared toward bare floors. Dull kitchen knife S T I C K —Slim vacuum with subtle suction. These vacuums are smaller and do not have the suction power of

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