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Step-by-step photos show how to lay vinyl asbestos tile.
AMERICAN CRAFTSMAN Jan-Feb 1966 (v.2#1) pg. 34

Tips on how to replace loose or damaged floor tiles.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Jul 1977 (v.55#7) pg. F4 (186+)

Photo shows how vinyl floor tiles can be laid in a pattern to look like a patchwork rug. Est. cost: $81.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Jul 1977 (v.55#7) pg. 84

How to care for your vinyl floor.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Mar 1979 (v.57#3) pg. F8 (192+)

Tips on installing staple-down cushioned vinyl flooring.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS May 1979 (v.57#5) pg. M17 (182+)

Guidelines to the varieties of resilient flooring available today. How to select the type that will best suit your needs.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Jul 1979 (v.57#7) pg. 30

Tips on replacing damaged spots in sheet vinyl flooring.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Jan 1985 (v.63#1) pg. G8

Tips on keeping the shine on no-wax or conventional vinyl floors.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Aug 1987 (v.65#8) pg. J4

Installing vinyl flooring. Three ways are illustrated.
CANADIAN WORKSHOP Feb 1985 (v.8#5) pg. 17

Tips on repairing squeaky floors and vinyl floor tiles.
CANADIAN WORKSHOP Nov 1988 (v.12#2) pg. 70

Advice on selecting, installing and caring for vinyl flooring.
CANADIAN WORKSHOP Nov 1989 (v.13#2) pg. 20

Cork flooring. A guide to a comfortable, easy-to-install floor covering that can last more than 100 years. Installation instructions included.
CANADIAN WORKSHOP Jun 1993 (v.16#9) pg. 16

A perfect patch. How to repair vinyl flooring.
CANADIAN WORKSHOP Apr 1997 (v.20#7) pg. 73

Tips on installing sheet vinyl and tile.
CREATIVE IDEAS FOR LIVING Jan-Feb 1991 (v.22#1) pg. 18

Re-tiling old floors, leaving the old tile down, installing underlayment and laying new floor tile.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #88 Oct 1965 (v.15#5) pg. 48

A new kind of floor for outdoor living. Outdoor tile for covering concrete patios, porches, etc. Photos illustrate correct installation of these 12"-square vinyl composition tiles.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #98 Jun 1967 (v.17#3) pg. 25

Guide to resilient flooring. Discussion of both sheet and tile in asphalt, vinyl asbestos and vinyl. Includes instructions on installation.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #108 Feb 1969 (v.19#1) pg. 51

How to install self-adhering floor tile.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #126 Apr 1971 (v.21#4) pg. 38

How to install cushioned vinyl sheet flooring.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #132 Jan 1972 (v.22#1) pg. 44

How to pour a vinyl floor.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #138 Sep 1972 (v.22#7) pg. 50

How to lay a new vinyl asbestos tile floor.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #152 Mar 1974 (v.24#3) pg. 34

How to lay underlayment for floor tile.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #165 Aug 1975 (v.25#6) pg. 34

How to install self-adhesive vinyl-asbestos floor tile.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #165 Aug 1975 (v.25#6) pg. 36

How to install cushioned vinyl sheet flooring yourself.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #167 Oct 1975 (v.25#8) pg. 50

Guidelines on floor and stair repair. How to repair wood, tile and linoleum floors and keep stairs and railing repaired.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #170 Feb 1976 (v.26#2) pg. 30

How to install self-sticking vinyl-asbestos tile.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #173 Jun 1976 (v.26#5) pg. 44

The right way to lay floor tile. Covers surfacing an old floor with underlayment, where to start, and how to handle edges.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #186 Jan 1978 (v.28#1) pg. 26

How to install sheet vinyl flooring in six easy steps.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #186 Jan 1978 (v.28#1) pg. 43

How to install Armstrong's Treadway cushioned vinyl floorcovering.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #195 Jan 1979 (v.29#1) pg. 18

How to take the warp out of asphalt tiles.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #210 Jul-Aug 1980 (v.30#6) pg. 100

How to lay resilient sheet floor coverings.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #215 Jan 1981 (v.31#1) pg. 44

How to install sheet flooring in a kitchen or bathroom.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #240 Jul-Aug 1983 (v.33#6) pg. 48

Sheet flooring made easy. Professional tips for installing vinyl flooring.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #251 Sep 1984 (v.34#7) pg. 45

How to install sheet flooring over your old floor. Step-by-step photos illustrate the process.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #300 Jul-Aug 1989 (v.39#7) pg. 40

Tip on using an electric iron to remove vinyl floor tiles one at a time.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #304 Jan 1990 (v.40#1) pg. 88

How to install vinyl floor tile.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #322 Oct 1991 (v.41#9) pg. 57

How to reglue loose seams in vinyl flooring.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #331 Sep 1992 (v.42#8) pg. 16

How to replace a vinyl floor tile.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #336 Mar 1993 (v.43#3) pg. 28

Installing sheet vinyl flooring without removing the old floor covering.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #345 Feb 1994 (v.44#2) pg. 45

How to patch damaged sheet flooring.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #352 Oct 1994 (v.44#9) pg. 13

Tip on getting perfectly matched seams in vinyl flooring.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #352 Oct 1994 (v.44#9) pg. 46

Tip on regluing vinyl floor seams.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #384 Dec 1997-Jan 1998 (v.48#1) pg. 18

Tip on patching a damaged spot in a glued-down vinyl floor.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #399 Jun 1999 (v.49#6) pg. 18

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

Installing a sheet-vinyl floor. Includes instructions on making a felt-paper pattern for best results.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #22 Aug-Sep 1984 pg. 44

Tips on removing sheet vinyl, linoleum or VAT (vinyl asbestos tile) from wood flooring.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #41 Aug-Sep 1987 pg. 8
Correction FINE HOMEBUILDING #42 Oct-Nov 1987 pg. 4
Added Info FINE HOMEBUILDING #44 Feb-Mar 1988 pg. 4

Tip on making a device to heat individual floor tiles for removal. The device is composed of a wooden box and a hair dryer.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #84 Oct-Nov 1993 pg. 28

Choosing resilient flooring. A comparison of cork, linoleum and vinyl.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #103 Jun-Jul 1996 pg. 54

Spiling method for making very accurate patterns for flooring or countertops.
FINE WOODWORKING #81 Mar-Apr 1990 pg. 18

How to lay resilient flooring on concrete.
HANDY ANDY Jul 1978 (v.2#9) pg. 28

How to personalize your resilient floors. Design features for tile and sheet vinyl. Gives instructions for developing your own design.
HANDY ANDY Feb 1980 (v.4#5) pg. 60

Repairs for sheet-vinyl flooring. How to cut-in a replacement patch.
HOME MECHANIX #749 Oct 1990 (v.86) pg. 36

Buyer's guide to resilient flooring. What you need to know before you buy a vinyl floor covering.
HOME MECHANIX #770 Nov 1992 (v.88) pg. 64

Installing a vinyl floor. The basics of laying square tile and sheet flooring.
HOME MECHANIX #782 Feb 1994 (v.90) pg. 50

Replacement flooring. Product and installation tips for replacing a worn or dated floor with hardwood or vinyl.
HOME MECHANIX #802 Feb 1996 (v.92) pg. 43
Added Info HOME MECHANIX #805 May 1996 (v.92) pg. 6

Reshaping rooms with vinyl flooring. How to use patterns and colors to redefine space.
HOME MECHANIX #807 Jul-Aug 1996 (v.92) pg. 54

How to repair (patch) sheet vinyl floor covering.
HOMEOWNER Jan-Feb 1987 (v.12#1) pg. 20

Vinyl floors. Resilient flooring in sheets and tiles is good-looking, easy to install, and easy to care for. A companion guide to accompany the PBS television series "Hometime".
HOMEOWNER Jan-Feb 1988 (v.13#1) pg. 70

Tip on removing a piece of vinyl-tile without damaging the underlayment.
HOMEOWNER Sep 1988 (v.13#7) pg. 66

Vinyl flooring. What is available plus tips on caring for a vinyl floor.
HOMEOWNER Dec 1988 (v.13#10) pg. 40

Tips on installing vinyl flooring in a room small enough to require no seaming.
HOMEOWNERS HOW TO May-Jun 1978 (v.3#3) pg. 81

How to install a cushioned vinyl floor in a bathroom.
HOMEOWNERS HOW TO Nov-Dec 1978 (v.3#6) pg. 57

A look at what's available in do-it-yourself floorcoverings. Information on installing tile squares and cushioned vinyl roll floorcovering.
HOMEOWNERS HOW TO Sep-Oct 1979 (v.4#5) pg. 45

How to install sheet floor covering.
HOMEOWNERS HOW TO Mar-Apr 1981 (v.6#2) pg. 92

Tip on repairing a hole in resilient flooring.
HOMEOWNERS HOW TO May-Jun 1983 (v.8#3) pg. 14

Lay floor tiles the expert's way.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #423 Aug 1963 (v.59) pg. 80

Squeakproof tile flors. Preparing a floor to accept tile.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #473 Oct 1967 (v.63) pg. 140

Heated coat hanger makes neat cutouts in platic floor tiles.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #490 Mar 1969 (v.65) pg. 6

Facelift for a kitchen. Install Z-Brick on the walls and one-piece vinyl flooring.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #575 Apr 1976 (v.72) pg. 50

Tips on replacing damaged resilient tile.
OLD-HOUSE JOURNAL Jul 1978 (v.6#7) pg. 83

Tip: Some floor adhesives used to attach floor tile and linoleum can be removed by laying a block of dry ice on the flooring to be removed and freezing the adhesive.
OLD-HOUSE JOURNAL Feb 1981 (v.9#2) pg. 41

Illustrations of popular tile floor designs for houses built in the 1920s.
OLD-HOUSE JOURNAL Sep 1986 (v.14#7) pg. 336

Use an electric iron to remove individual vinyl tiles from a floor.
OLD-HOUSE JOURNAL May-Jun 1988 (v.16#3) pg. 19

The perfect floor. A comparison of resilient flooring used in the 20th century house. Vinyl, linoleum, rubber, cork and asphalt tile described. Tips on installing a good foundation.
OLD-HOUSE JOURNAL Mar-Apr 1998 (v.26#2) pg. 58

Tip: How to remove a single asphalt tile.
PARENTS HOME Apr 1981 (v.5#7) pg. 41

How to clean resilient floor coverings.
PARENTS HOME Apr 1981 (v.5#7) pg. 42

Re-tiling over old tile gives a better floor.
POPULAR MECHANICS Dec 1964 (v.122#6) pg. 136

How to install self-adhesive tile.
POPULAR MECHANICS Sep 1971 (v.136#3) pg. 142

How to patch a hole in sheet flooring (linoleum, etc.) so that the patch will not show.
POPULAR MECHANICS Mar 1973 (v.139#3) pg. 142

How to install seamless vinyl flooring.
POPULAR MECHANICS Sep 1975 (v.144#3) pg. 100

Tips on installing the new 15-ft. wide cushioned vinyl floor coverings.
POPULAR MECHANICS Dec 1977 (v.148#6) pg. 126

How to install sheet vinyl flooring.
POPULAR MECHANICS Apr 1984 (v.161#4) pg. 121

Step-by-step guide to installing resilient floor tile.
POPULAR MECHANICS Apr 1987 (v.164#4) pg. 126

How to install vinyl sheet flooring.
POPULAR MECHANICS Jun 1989 (v.166#6) pg. 107

Foolproof technique for installing sheet-vinyl flooring.
POPULAR MECHANICS Apr 1993 (v.170#4) pg. 85

Calculator tells how many floor tiles are needed.
POPULAR SCIENCE Sep 1964 (v.185#3) pg. 119

How to sow a seamless vinyl floor. A laminated floor covering consisting of colorful chips suspended in a clear coating of plastic. The coating is painted on and the chips spread around by hand. Est. cost: $60 per 100 sq.ft.
POPULAR SCIENCE Apr 1968 (v.192#4) pg. 155

Photos illustrate how to "loose-lay" seamless vinyl flooring. The vinyl is not glued or nailed down to the floor.
POPULAR SCIENCE Sep 1968 (v.193#3) pg. 146

Selecting and installing no-adhesive sheet flooring.
POPULAR SCIENCE Apr 1969 (v.194#4) pg. 154

How to install seamless cushioned flooring yourself.
POPULAR SCIENCE Aug 1974 (v.205#2) pg. 104

The Lockbox House. Part 12. How sheet vinyl flooring was laid in the Lockbox house.
POPULAR SCIENCE Aug 1974 (v.205#2) pg. 112

How to install do-it-yourself sheet vinyl flooring is illustrated in pictures.
POPULAR SCIENCE Jun 1975 (v.206#6) pg. 104

Tips on installing GAF sheet flooring where the seams are "welded" together with a special glue. Special cutter and applicator bottle contribute to successful joints, even by amateurs.
POPULAR SCIENCE Dec 1976 (v.209#6) pg. 104

How to install sheet-vinyl flooring.
POPULAR SCIENCE Apr 1981 (v.218#4) pg. 128

Eight easy steps to cover old asphalt tile with new sheet-vinyl flooring.
POPULAR SCIENCE Jun 1983 (v.222#6) pg. 140

How to install sheet vinyl flooring on the floor and up the wall to form an elegant coving.
POPULAR SCIENCE Feb 1986 (v.228#2) pg. 88

How to patch vinyl flooring. A simple technique for making invisible repairs.
PRACTICAL HOMEOWNER Nov-Dec 1986 (v.1#3) pg. 72

Suggestions on new, creative ways to use commercial vinyl floor tiles. Includes installation tips that make the job go smoothly.
PRACTICAL HOMEOWNER Mar 1989 (v.4#2) pg. 30

Create your own custom floor design using vinyl tiles.
PRACTICAL HOMEOWNER Feb 1991 (v.6#2) pg. 60

How to install vinyl cove moldings as baseboard in kitchen or bathroom.
SCIENCE & MECHANICS Fall-Winter 1978 pg. 74

Fast fixes for vinyl floors. How to patch sheet vinyl and replace a vinyl tile.
TODAY'S HOMEOWNER #809 Oct 1996 (v.92) pg. 80

Tip shows how to remove vinyl floor tiles using a heat gun.
TODAY'S HOMEOWNER #817 Jul-Aug 1997 (v.93) pg. 27

Tip on a faster way to remove both fully adhered and perimeter-bonded vinyl flooring.
TODAY'S HOMEOWNER #822 Feb 1998 (v.94) pg. 24

Correct method for installing vinyl floor coverings over existing resilient floor coverings without removing the old flooring.
WORKBENCH Jan-Feb 1968 (v.24#1) pg. 50

Speedy installation of resilient flooring by using double-faced tape.
WORKBENCH Mar-Apr 1969 (v.25#2) pg. 27

How to install a tile floor.
WORKBENCH Nov-Dec 1974 (v.30#6) pg. 48

Tip on removing asphalt tile from a wooden floor using a torch and paint thinner.
WORKBENCH Sep-Oct 1979 (v.35#5) pg. 10

Tips on installing self-adhesive floor tile.
WORKBENCH Nov-Dec 1980 (v.36#6) pg. 73

Laying heavy duty sheet flooring. Tips on measuring and cutting resilient sheet flooring, preparing the old floor, installing, and finishing.
WORKBENCH Sep-Oct 1981 (v.37#5) pg. 130

Laying one piece resilient flooring in a small cluttered kitchen. Some tips.
WORKBENCH Nov-Dec 1985 (v.41#6) pg. 106

How to replace and install vinyl floor tile.
WORKBENCH Sep-Oct 1988 (v.44#5) pg. 46

Installing self-adhering resilient floor tiles over old flooring.
WORKBENCH Feb-Mar 1994 (v.50#1) pg. 48

How to install vinyl sheet flooring.
WORKBENCH Feb-Mar 1996 (v.52#1) pg. 42