Ceramic tile Installation Guide
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WHAT TO EXPECT
There’s a lot to think about when it comes to installing tile. It’s good to have a sense of what the process entails before you buy. At The Floor Store, we have years of experience and are happy to answer any of your specific tile installation questions. In the meantime, here’s a brief overview of what to expect.
Ceramic Tile Installation
At The Floor Store, we are a full-service flooring center with a 100% commitment to customer satisfaction. Our team is highly dedicated to providing customers with the best installation and continual service throughout the lifecycle of the flooring product we sell and install.
What To Expect
Of the various do-it-yourself (DIY) floor covering installation challenges, ceramic tile is going to be for the advanced DIYer or a professional. Tile requires very particular sub-floor preparation. Frequently, a water-resistant backer-board is affixed to the subfloor, providing a secure, stable surface for tile installation.
As with all other forms of floor covering offered by The Floor Store, we have well-trained, skilled and experienced installers for your project. You can rely on them to produce a beautiful finished job, and to be careful and respectful of your home and property in the process.
A pre-installation walk-through with your tile installer will help ensure that you are prepared for the big day. The matters of removal and disposal of old flooring, trim, sub-floor preparation, and door clearance can be addressed during the walk-through.
During Your Installation
On installation day, you should plan to be home. Expect a lot of noise and the potential for some above average dust. With that, you should have a plan for keeping children and pets well clear of the work areas.
You should have the room completely clear of furniture, according to your discussion with the installer ahead of time. Plan to provide ventilation for the new floor area, post-installation, to help clear related odors and dust.
After Your Installation
New ceramic tile projects need time to cure and solidify. Typically, floors should not be walked on for at least 48 hours after the tiles are laid; similarly, ceramic tile shower stalls and counters should remain completely moisture free for a couple days so the grout can completely dry.
If you have questions about floor maintenance, we would be happy to answer them for you. Feel free to contact us.
If you have specific questions about ceramic tile installation, feel free to contact a Floor Store location near you. Our associates would be happy to guide you through the process of tile installation.