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The Bath Report: Discover the Latest Trends and Innovations

By Paul West, Divisional Merchandise Manager, The Home Depot Flip tiles vertically to make the space feel larger simply by drawing the eye up versus across. Add a subway pattern or incorporate a trendy color with Cashmere Blue from the Merola collection. Smart Tile for backsplashes is also popular for property managers looking to save [...]

How to Install Second-Story Subflooring

Installing second-floor floor panels is a matter of consistency and attention to detail. Follow these steps to properly install second-story subflooring. By Jack Roberts Once floor joists have been put in place, it’s time to lay down a durable subfloor. The process to install second-story subflooring is relatively straightforward, but taking time to attend to the [...]

Tips, Tools and Trends for a More Efficient Paint Project

By Jud Walford, Pro Paint Merchant, The Home Depot Paint plays a key role in a wide variety of pro projects, from large interior room remodels to small touch up work. Regardless of the job, it’s important to stay up to date on the latest trends, materials and technologies for a more efficient paint project. [...]

How to Fish Electric Wire Through a Wall

Pulling a new conduit through a stud partition wall is relatively simple with the right tools and techniques. Here is how to fish electric wire through a wall. Both residential and commercial renovation projects commonly require installing or relocating electrical outlets inside existing walls. With the right tools and techniques, running the new conduit through [...]

A Clean Slate: The Best Ways to Help your Clients Tidy up for Spring

Pro Construction Guide, March 2017 By Lance Allen, Cleaning Merchant, The Home Depot Spring is the beginning of the busy season for contractors, and cleaning projects are great transition jobs as clients dig out from the snow and get ready for outdoor living. Whether helping clients prepare for a project or simply recuperating from winter [...]

How to Rough-in Plumbing in New Construction

This high-end rough-in plumbing work combines the right materials, tools and techniques. By Harvey Adams and Michael Davis The first step for a successful rough-in plumbing in new construction is to get familiar with the local plumbing codes. States, counties and even municipalities create building codes. Regardless of how you learned to do the rough-in plumbing [...]

10 steps for installing mosaic tiles

Homeowners like colorful mosaic tiles on the floor and as an accent in their showers. Installing mosaic tiles requires patience and time, so it’s important to remember this for any time-sensitive projects. What you need: Mosaic tiles Tile adhesive Tile spacers Tile nipping tool/grinder/wet-cutting tile saw 3/16-inch V-notched trowel Rubber grout float Caulking gun Grout [...]