This is a practical and useful guide to laying floors for any room in the house, using a variety of different materials. It includes practical tips for laying floorboards, wood panels, woodstrip, parquet, mosaics, vinyl, lino, cork and carpet. It is a useful guide to choosing the right flooring tools and materials for different rooms in the house. It includes preparation techniques for every surface. It shows how to remove old floor coverings, and how to sand, paint and varnish wooden floorboards. It highlights common flooring problems, such as cracks, uneven surfaces and damp, and how to solve them. It includes decorative variations, such as distressed floorboards, rubber flooring and chequerboard effects. It shows techniques such as fitting around corners. The right design and style of flooring can dramatically change the appearance of any room. This book will help you choose appropriate materials for your floors that will harmonize with other furnishings, as well as advise on preparation, the equipment you will need and the technique to lay your particular floor. Clear step-by-step photographs show you the way.