See How to Install a Low-cost Stairway Runner for full step-by-step instructions. Many hanging lanterns from the first half of the 20th century were humble in design, as they appeared to be made by blacksmiths rather than machines. The years and the elements hadn't been kind to the exterior of this 94-year-old thick cypress door. The varnish flakes still stuck to the wood in stains, while the rest of the surface was rough and dried out by the effects of water and the sun.
Wooden entrance doors everywhere suffer the same attacks, and many end up in the trash, being replaced by mass-produced, low-maintenance metal and fiberglass substitutes. But you can breathe new life into your old door with a few affordable supplies. Long before the advent of stretch sheet floors and laminated plastic planks, vinyl tiles existed. Originally produced as an alternative to linoleum, vinyl tiles grew in popularity because they were colorful, easy to clean, and resistant to cracks.
The 12 x 12 inch tiles come in dozens of colors, patterns and textures, making it easy to create checkerboard designs and floors with contrasting borders. Here we'll show you the right way to lay self-adhesive tiles for a durable, professional-looking floor.