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DIY corner

From learning how to measure your room, to fitting and removing different types of flooring, and sorting simple snags like squeaks and scratches, our range of DIY guides will help to fix any flooring issues.

How to measure your stairs, hallway and landing

What's a riser? And where is the nose?! Follow our simple 10 step guide to learn how to accurately measure your stairs.

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How to measure a room

Tape measures at the ready! Our helpful guide will teach you how to measure your room like a pro.

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How to lay laminate flooring

Wondering if you have what it takes to fit your own laminate flooring? We believe in you – and our step-by-step guide to laying laminate flooring too.

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How to fit a carpet

Planning on fitting your own carpet? Our handy guide will tell you everything you need to remember when laying your new carpet!

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How to remove scratches from engineered wood flooring

Revitalise your engineered wood flooring with Tapi's expert guide on removing scratches. Restore the beauty of your floors effortlessly in just a few steps

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How to install a stair runner

A step-by-step guide to fitting your stair runner, including the tools you’ll need and even how to fit a stair runner on curved stairs.

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How to fit vinyl

Planning on fitting vinyl flooring yourself? Our handy guide will tell you everything you need to remember (and avoid!) when laying sheet vinyl.

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How to lay vinyl click flooring

Learn how to lay vinyl click flooring properly in our step-by-step guide with lots of guidance and Tapi top tips.

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How to lay LVT flooring

This step-by-step guide to fitting LVT flooring has everything you need to fit your own luxury vinyl tiles and get perfect flooring every time.

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How to fit engineered wood flooring

Our helpful guide, in conjunction with our experts, to help you through the process....

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How to lay herringbone flooring

Read our guide to laying herringbone flooring, and all the steps required to ensure you get your herringbone flooring perfect every time.

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How to lay underlay

Are you looking for more information on how to fit your own underlay? This step-by-step guide has all the answers you’re looking for.

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Why is my laminate flooring separating?

Wondering how to repair laminate flooring that’s separating? Check out our guide to fixing a laminate floor that keeps separating and how to prevent it.

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How to remove scratches from laminate flooring

It can be incredibly frustrating when you spot scratches spoiling the look of your beautiful flooring. But don’t panic - there are ways to fix these little imperfections.

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Why is my laminate flooring bubbling?

Wondering how to get bubbles out of laminate? Our guide to laminate floor bubbling talks through all the issues and ways to fix bubbles in laminate flooring.

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Why does my laminate floor feel spongy?

Wondering “why does my laminate floor feel spongy?” - we’ve got the all-encompassing guide you need to figure out what the problem is and how to fix it asap!

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Why is my laminate floor bouncy?

We'll discuss our top tips to prevent your laminate floor from feeling bouncy in the first place, so it doesn’t turn into a troublesome trampoline.

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How to remove laminate flooring

Trying to find an easy guide to removing laminate flooring without all sorts of complicated steps? This is the best step-by-step guide you’ll find online!

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Why is my laminate flooring lifting?

Laminate flooring has a reputation for being easy to install yourself. However, sometimes problems can occur – such as your laminate flooring lifting at the edges or even lifting in the middle.

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How to acclimatise laminate flooring

When it comes to fitting laminate boards, there are certain precautions it’s important to take. Find out more about how to acclimatise your laminate flooring in our guide.

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How to prepare your room for new flooring

If you’re having the flooring in your home replaced, then you may not be sure of what steps to take to make sure your room is ready for new flooring coming in – our guide has all the steps you need to take to prepare your room for new flooring.

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How to uplift and remove carpet

Find the best way to remove old carpet on your stairs and flooring.

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How to repair a carpet

If your carpet is looking a little worse for wear and could do with a little face-lift, then use this guide to help you fix some common repairs and cosmetic issues.

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How to dispose and recycle used carpet

Find all the information you need to properly dispose of and recycle old carpet, including the typical costs you could expect to pay.

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How to fix a squeaky floor

Find out all our tips and tricks on how to fix a squeaky floor in this helpful guide, from humidifiers to powdered graphite.

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How to tell if you need to replace your flooring

Want to know when the best time is to replace your flooring? We’ve got all the information you need about when to replace a floor in this guide.

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How to tell it's time to replace your subfloor

Check if your subfloors are in great condition or could potentially need replacing or improving with our guide to a good subfloor.

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How to install commercial carpet

Discover how to install commercial carpets in your space with our comprehensive, step-by-step guide.

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How to lay artificial grass on concrete

Laying your new fake lawn on top of a concrete or stone base? Make sure you read our guide before you begin!

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How to lay artificial grass on soil

How hard can it be? Save money and do it yourself with our simple step-by-step guide to laying an artificial lawn.

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How to paint a wooden front door

Thinking of painting your front door? We’ll show you how with our easy-to-follow tips and tricks.

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How to paint your skirting boards

This guide is packed full of helpful information and answers to frequently asked questions about painting skirting boards and the best way to do it.

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Common laminate flooring laying mistakes

Need to lay your own laminate flooring? Avoid installation blunders and learn how to lay laminate flooring like a pro with expert tips and troubleshooting advice.

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