This in-depth guide covers every type of residential flooring: laminate, tile, wood, engineered wood, stone, rugs, carpet, garage-tile systems, and polished concrete. More than 600 photos and 75+ illustrations. Tips on choosing the best flooring for different rooms and information on how comparing the types helps homeowners make decisions they'll be happy with. Complete step-by-step information on how to install, maintain, and repair each type of flooring helps homeowners evaluate the pros and cons of each type and decide whether their skills are sufficient. Instructions on how to finish or refinish wood floors show homeowners how to get professional results. Stanley Pro Tips and "What Ifs" explain options and provide extra information to help readers successfully navigate unusual situations.