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    6 Ideas to Upgrade your Current Flooring

    August 16th, 2016 , Last Modified: August 16th, 2016

    Changing your flooring can transform the feel of your home and boost the value of your home. Here are 6 ways to improve upon your current flooring that you probably haven\'t thought of yet.

    1. Install a Floating Floor

      Have a boiler room that doesn\'t have matching wooden flooring with the rest of your house? The most efficient way to get new wood underfoot is to install a floating floor. Unlike your traditional wood flooring, a floating floor isn\'t nailed down. As soon as they are either glued or snapped together, they are ready to go down on-concrete, plywood, ceramic tile and virtually any material. In terms of their construction, their layers of pinewood and plywood allows them to be solid and stable and their top layer of hardwood veneer gives them the illusion of looking like real wooden flooring.

    2. Paint a Checkerboard Floor

      Lighten the mood in a once dull room, by painting a checkered pattern onto the floor. With some measuring and a couple coats of durably floor paint, transform your current flooring without the costs of refinishing.

    3. Lay a Cork Floor

      Cork-resilient and durable, stylish yet earthy, a natural cork floor can turn any cool room into a cozy haven. Cork is also a lot easier to install than traditional wood flooring. Manufacturers now offer products in engineered panels that snap together without glue or nails. These floating-floor systems sit well over plywood, concrete, or even existing flooring.

    4. Epoxy-Coat a Garage Floor

      We often neglect the flooring of our garage, leaving our car on the roughed up concrete. But what can we possibly do to upgrade it without breaking our backs? All you need is a weekend to sweep the ground and paint a coat of epoxy. Your new coat of colorful, shiny epoxy floor coating will have you and your car feeling like you\'re driving into a showroom each time you come home. Additionally, epoxy also resists oil stains, beads water, easily wipes clean, and its antiskid properties gives you that extra grip you need on a snowy day.

    5. Install a Stair Runner

      Even if you are a DIY beginner, you can easily add a touch of elegance to your home by installing a carpeted runner down your stairs. The narrow strip of carpeting is set on a pad and then attached to tackless strips hammered into each tread. Winding stairs might be a bit more challenging, but still very doable with a little bit of research and patience.

    6. Install Carpeting

      Bare wood may be beautiful, but carpeting both looks good and feels good. It brings flare to a once basic room, it adds warmth to a chilly room, and it even provides quiet in an echoing room-it is the perfect method to change the vibe of a room. Although putting down carpet is a more challenging DIY, the process isn\'t actually that difficult, whether you rent the tools or hire a pro to do the work for you.

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