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sa   RUG
sa   SLATE
xx   FLOOR

Tip on covering a cold concrete floor with rubber roofing membrane.
AMERICAN WOODWORKER #51 Apr 1996 pg. 26

Photo shows how a fake flagstone floor can be made by tearing heavy brown wrapping paper into irregular shapes with ragged edges, gluing them to the floor and then coating the floor with varnish. Est. cost: $25.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Jul 1974 (v.52#7) pg. 30

How to apply print paper under a coat of polyurethane varnish to create a bright, attractive floor.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS May 1976 (v.54#5) pg. 30

Tip: Make floor panels by covering hardboard with colorful fabric and coating them with polyurethane. Estimated cost: $4 per panel.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Jul 1981 (v.59#7) pg. 71, 120

Eight pages of photos show how to decorate using floor coverings.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Aug 1981 (v.59#8) pg. 92

Faux flagstone floor covering is made from brown paper and paint.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Dec 1984 (v.62#12) pg. 60

Four floors that can include mix-and-match designs. (1) Peel-and-press wood-patterned vinyl squares. (2) Bold pattern using four colors of industrial-grade vinyl tiles. (3) Low-pile carpet squares are combined with slate tiles. (4) Tongue-and-groove laminated wood planks.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Nov 1996 (v.74#11) pg. 21

Make an inexpensive decorator floor with wallpaper.
COUNTRYSIDE & SMALL STOCK JOURNAL Nov-Dec 2002 (v.86#6) pg. 40

A look at plastic bricks for floors and a description of how to apply them.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #156 Sep 1974 (v.24#7) pg. 48

Tip on using foil-faced foam insulation as floor mats on cold concrete floors.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #345 Feb 1994 (v.44#2) pg. 20

Tip on covering old hardwood flooring (with gaps between the planks) in preparation for laying vinyl tile.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #365 Feb 1996 (v.46#2) pg. 6

Tips on preparing a concrete floor to accept vinyl floor coverings.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #11 Oct-Nov 1982 pg. 10

Truss plates temporarily link plywood sheets that are being used to cover and protect a floor.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #64 Dec 1990-Jan 1991 pg. 30

Bordering on beautiful. Accents of stained oak and ceramic tile are used to unify two different flooring materials within a large, open-plan space.
HOME MECHANIX #734 Jun 1989 (v.85) pg. 32

Installing adhesive-backed "plank" flooring in a herringbone pattern with border tiles.
HOME MECHANIX #782 Feb 1994 (v.90) pg. 50

Tip: Canvasing a porch roof that serves as the floor of a deck above.
OLD-HOUSE JOURNAL Jan 1980 (v.8#1) pg. 2

Tip on removing a nailed-down quarter-inch plywood underlayment which had been placed under carpeting.
OLD-HOUSE JOURNAL Sep-Oct 1991 (v.19#5) pg. 22

Kitchen flooring. A comparison of available choices.
POPULAR MECHANICS Aug 1996 (v.173#8) pg. 86

How to install a stone foyer using slabs of various stones.
SCIENCE & MECHANICS Summer 1979 pg. 83

Earth-toned stones for use in paving and flooring. Describes sandstone, limestone, quartzite and volcanic rock. Includes installation and maintenance tips.
SUNSET Nov 1989 (v.183#5) pg. 102

Six interesting floors to create at low cost. (1) Underlay painted in a plaid pattern ($67). (2) Indoor-outdoor carpet tile cut in half at an angle and laid in a whirl-a-jig pattern ($75). (3) Hardboard oval "rug", painted and stenciled ($27). (4) Particle board 6" tiles, stained and finished with polyurethane ($61). (5) Imitation planking painted on plywood underlay ($66). (6) Border for an area rug made of self-stick vinyl coated with polyurethane ($21).
WOMAN'S DAY Feb 3 1978 (v.41#6) pg. 74

Tip on how to install 1/2" thick floor brick over an existing floor.
WOMAN'S DAY Jun 14 1978 (v.41#11) pg. 129, 142