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xx   HOUSE

Eight pages of photos and ideas on how to dramatize a room by emphasizing the floor. Covers the use of area rugs, sisal carpet, bleaching a hardwood floor, stenciling a pattern on a painted floor, painting a floor with a random "cloud" pattern, painting a "rug" on a floor, laying vinyl tile and covering an entry floor with a grid of dark particle board squares and pine strips.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Aug 1977 (v.55#8) pg. 90

Building a basement sub-floor. How to lay the screeds and install the plywood subfloor.
CANADIAN WORKSHOP Apr 1981 (v.4#7) pg. 25

Tip: How to eliminate or reduce the noise of squeaky floors.
CANADIAN WORKSHOP May 1981 (v.4#8) pg. 5

Eliminating squeaks in your floors.
CANADIAN WORKSHOP Mar 1985 (v.8#6) pg. 38

Tips on installing rigid Styrofoam insulation over an existing floor.
CANADIAN WORKSHOP Nov 1986 (v.10#2) pg. 27

Flooring with a flair. Investigating available flooring options. Some tips.
CANADIAN WORKSHOP Nov 1987 (v.11#2) pg. 59

Preventing interior water damage. Tips on installing plumbing to avoid leaks, building floors to contain leaks, shower curtains, etc.
COST CUTS Sep 1988 (v.5#8) pg. 4

Ten sure ways to silence squeaky floors.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #89 Dec 1965 (v.15#6) pg. 56

Maintenance for midwinter. How to eliminate squeaking floors.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #108 Feb 1969 (v.19#1) pg. 47

How to locate and correct squeaks, cracks and groans in floors.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #143 Mar 1973 (v.23#3) pg. 46

How to silence floor squeaks using rubber-based panel adhesive applied to the underside of the floor at each joist.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #153 Apr 1974 (v.24#4) pg. 48

How to silence squeaky floors. Covers both working from below and working from above.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #161 Feb 1975 (v.25#2) pg. 46

How to fix a sag in a floor that has plywood underlayment. When the sag is caused by the failure in the plywood, article describes how to rout out an area, replace the defective area with a patch, and re-tile the surface.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #182 Jul-Aug 1977 (v.27#5) pg. 56

How to get rid of floor squeaks.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #185 Nov-Dec 1977 (v.27#8) pg. 25

How to straighten sagging floors and ceilings.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #225 Jan 1982 (v.32#1) pg. 44

How to build stronger and neater with modern construction adhesives. How to insulate block walls, install subflooring, build a deck, etc. using adhesives.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #249 May-Jun 1984 (v.34#5) pg. 75

Tips on stopping floor squeaks.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #266 Feb 1986 (v.36#2) pg. 36

Tips on eliminating squeaks in subfloor or underlayment.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #275 Jan 1987 (v.37#1) pg. 26

Guide to squeaky floors, their causes and cures.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #283 Nov 1987 (v.37#9) pg. 34

How to level a concrete floor. A method for identifying the low spots and then filling them.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #327 Apr 1992 (v.42#4) pg. 10

Tip on fixing a squeaky floor with construction adhesive.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #331 Sep 1992 (v.42#8) pg. 81

How to silence squeaky floors.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #341 Sep 1993 (v.43#8) pg. 62

Tip on using hot melt glue to fix a squeaky floor.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #344 Jan 1994 (v.44#1) pg. 10

Muffling a floor squeak through carpeted floor.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #392 Oct 1998 (v.48#9) pg. 26

Silence those floor squeaks. A variety of techniques shown.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #403 Nov 1999 (v.49#10) pg. 106

Tip: Correct sagging floor beams (joists) in a 200-year old house by "hanging" them from the rafters.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #10 Aug-Sep 1982 pg. 8

Laying an interior brick floor with mortar.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #14 Apr-May 1983 pg. 32

Floor framing. With production techniques and the right materials, a solid, squeakless floor is a day's work.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #19 Feb-Mar 1984 pg. 54
Added Info FINE HOMEBUILDING #21 Jun-Jul 1984 pg. 4
Added Info FINE HOMEBUILDING #22 Aug-Sep 1984 pg. 8

Tip: Build this large T-square "third-hand" for laying tongue-and-groove plywood subfloor sheets.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #20 Apr-May 1984 pg. 14

Replacing and/or repairing damaged floor joists. Some tips.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #37 Feb-Mar 1987 pg. 8

Use a small joist block "sistered" to the original joist to quiet squeeks in floors.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #42 Oct-Nov 1987 pg. 18

Tips on using a pourable, self-leveling underlayment to level an old floor.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #48 Aug-Sep 1988 pg. 12

Tip on cutting a retrofit joist for reinforcing a pier-and-beam floor which is easier to insert into place.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #50 Dec 1988-Jan 1989 pg. 30

Advice on alternatives to particleboard subflooring in order to eliminate chemical off-gassing.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #54 Jun-Jul 1989 pg. 14
Added Info FINE HOMEBUILDING #56 Oct-Nov 1989 pg. 6

Tip on installing floor-tightening screws through a small slit cut into a carpet and pad into the joist underneath.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #95 Apr-May 1995 pg. 32

How to keep furniture from damaging wood, resilient, and carpeted floors.
HANDY ANDY Feb 1979 (v.3#5) pg. 69

How to frame floors. Part 1.
HANDY ANDY Jan 1980 (v.4#4) pg. 55

How to frame floors. Part 2.
HANDY ANDY Feb 1980 (v.4#5) pg. 30

How to fix sagging and uneven floors.
HANDY ANDY Jul 1980 (v.4#9) pg. 29

Proper underlayment prevents indentations.
HOME CRAFTSMAN Jan 1963 pg. 13

Take the sag out of floor joists by fastening a 2x4 across the underside of several joists and then renailing the subfloor.
HOME MECHANIX #708 Apr 1987 (v.83) pg. 104

Tip on leveling a floor by starting with the subfloor and using various thickness sheets at various locations to achieve the desired degree of level.
HOMEOWNER Oct 1986 (v.11#8) pg. 6

Flattening the floor. An easy cure for floors that bow up or dip down is to apply a layer of mortar topped with 1/4" plywood.
HOMEOWNER May 1987 (v.12#4) pg. 62

Tip on silencing squeaky floors by tightening hardwood flooring or subflooring.
HOMEOWNER Mar 1989 (v.14#2) pg. 53

Fixing a squeaky floor. A few simple repair ideas.
HOMEOWNER Nov 1989 (v.14#9) pg. 49

Stepping up. Change the design of a room by adding a floor platform to create a multilevel space. Basic construction information included.
HOMEOWNER Jun 1991 (v.16#5) pg. 22

How to frame a floor over concrete.
HOMEOWNERS HOW TO Mar-Apr 1979 (v.4#2) pg. 82

How to eliminate squeaks in floors and stairs.
HOMEOWNERS HOW TO Mar-Apr 1979 (v.4#2) pg. 103

A short course in engineering. Part 2. Floor systems.
HOMEOWNERS HOW TO Nov-Dec 1982 (v.7#6) pg. 85

ABC's of floor fixups. Repair of sags, squeaks and damaged tiles or linoleum.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #532 Sep 1972 (v.68) pg. 92

Tips on installing a jack post to eliminate sagging floors and joists. How to raise the sag without cracking plaster.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #558 Nov 1974 (v.70) pg. 129

Building a floor on top of concrete. How to install wooden sleepers, subflooring, vapor barrier and the top surface for various types of floor coverings.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #567 Aug 1975 (v.71) pg. 52

How to take the squeaks out of your floors.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #609 Feb 1979 (v.75) pg. 70

How to install a new, level bathroom floor over "sleepers" placed on top of the old, uneven floor.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #659 Apr 1983 (v.79) pg. 54

How to prop up sagging floors. Using shims, joist "wideners", jack posts, etc.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #664 Sep 1983 (v.79) pg. 24

How to correct sagging sills and drooping floors. Describes how to examine a house and suggests solutions to house-settling problems that an amateur can tackle.
MOTHER EARTH NEWS #106 Jul-Aug 1987 pg. 67

Nine clever fixes to silence a squeaky floor.
NEW SHELTER Feb 1983 (v.4#2) pg. 52

How to stiffen sagging floors in an old house. A review of some of the major structural ailments that can afflict old house floors and what can be done to correct them. Part 1. Methods for stiffening floors that can be worked on from the cellar.
OLD-HOUSE JOURNAL Feb 1974 (v.2#2) pg. 1

How to stiffen sagging floors in an old house. A review of some of the major structural ailments that can afflict old house floors and what can be done to correct them. Part 2. How to correct problems on upper stories and techniues for repairing flatboards.
OLD-HOUSE JOURNAL May 1974 (v.2#5) pg. 1

Plugging cracks between floorboards using felt roll weather stripping.
OLD-HOUSE JOURNAL Mar 1977 (v.5#3) pg. 26

Fixing old floors. Part 1. How to deal with sagging, sloping, squeaking old floors.
OLD-HOUSE JOURNAL Jan 1981 (v.9#1) pg. 7

Fixing old floors. Part 2. Construction types and sub-floor repairs. Includes the use of jack posts to eliminate sags in floor.
OLD-HOUSE JOURNAL Feb 1981 (v.9#2) pg. 48

Fixing old floors. Part 3. Repairing and replacing floorboards.
OLD-HOUSE JOURNAL Mar 1981 (v.9#3) pg. 61

Tip on removing squeaks from wood floors by eliminating spaces between finish floorboards and the subfloor.
OLD-HOUSE JOURNAL Mar 1984 (v.12#2) pg. 48

The bare facts about early floors. Looks at floorboards, painted floors, coverings, carpets and rugs.
OLD-HOUSE JOURNAL Mar-Apr 1988 (v.16#2) pg. 36
Added Info OLD-HOUSE JOURNAL Sep-Oct 1988 (v.16#5) pg. 8
Added Info OLD-HOUSE JOURNAL Nov-Dec 1988 (v.16#6) pg. 10

Repairing antique floors. Includes instructions for making a patch plug (dutchman).
OLD-HOUSE JOURNAL Mar-Apr 1988 (v.16#2) pg. 43

How to lay masonry floors (brick, slate, flagstone, marble, etc.).
PARENTS HOME Jul 1981 (v.5#9) pg. 48

How to install underlayment.
POPULAR MECHANICS Sep 1968 (v.130#3) pg. 154

How to silence squeaky floors.
POPULAR MECHANICS May 1973 (v.139#5) pg. 98

Tip: How to correct sagging joists by temporarily leveling them and installing a new joist.
POPULAR MECHANICS Aug 1979 (v.152#2) pg. 48

Tip: How to add underlayment to a subfloor of ordinary boards (not tongue-and-groove) in order to eliminate severe squeeking.
POPULAR MECHANICS Feb 1981 (v.155#2) pg. 66

Underlayment, the key to all floor covering projects. Tip on installing and repairing underlayment.
POPULAR SCIENCE Oct 1978 (v.213#4) pg. 152

Tip: Use sand to locate joist locations before drilling holes in a floor.
POPULAR SCIENCE Mar 1980 (v.216#3) pg. 145

Practical way to insulate a concrete slab floor. Add furring strips, two layers of rigid foam insulation, subfloor, and floor covering.
POPULAR SCIENCE Sep 1985 (v.227#3) pg. 101
Added Info POPULAR SCIENCE Jan 1986 (v.228#1) pg. 12

How to locate the source of squeaky floors and silence them. Some tips.
PRACTICAL HOMEOWNER Sep 1986 (v.1#1) pg. 68

SPECIAL SECTION on house renovation and home improvement. Features the best from public TV's "This Old House" series. Projects covered include (1) leveling a floor, (2) raising a stud wall, (3) converting a garage, and (4) building a deck.
PRACTICAL HOMEOWNER Feb 1987 (v.2#2) pg. 44

Silencing squeaky floors and stairs. Several easy solutions are illustrated.
PRACTICAL HOMEOWNER Jan 1988 (v.3#1) pg. 76

How to take squeaks out of a floor.
SCIENCE & MECHANICS Jan 1965 (v.36#1) pg. 18

Simple tips for fixing squeaky, warped, cracked, and rotten floor boards.
SCIENCE & MECHANICS Apr 1966 (v.37#4) pg. 34

Tip: Floor construction uses a series of rebated stringers into the floor joists in order to eliminate squeaks and increase rigidity.
WOODWORKER #1027 Jun 1979 (v.83) pg. 319

Correcting floor squeaks from surface with glue.
WORKBENCH Nov-Dec 1964 (v.20#6) pg. 63

Using foam plastic and tongue-and-groove plywood decking to convert cement slab in garage to warm, dry, resilient floor for converted living area.
WORKBENCH Nov-Dec 1966 (v.22#6) pg. 36

How to cover a sweating concrete slab with a plywood sub-floor.
WORKBENCH Mar-Apr 1988 (v.44#2) pg. 14

How to stop squeaky floors. Tips on finding and fixing causes of floor squeak.
WORKBENCH Nov-Dec 1989 (v.45#6) pg. 11