Tile Installation

Ceramic Tile Installation Guide

There's a lot to think about when it comes to installing tile. It's good to understand 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.

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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 will be for the advanced DIYer or a professional. Tile requires very particular sub-floor preparation. A water-resistant backer board is frequently 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 be careful and respectful of your home and property.

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 to keep children and pets clear of the work areas.

According to your discussion with the installer ahead of time, you should have the room completely clear of furniture. 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 of days so the grout can completely dry.

After installation, if you are sensitive to dust and odors, good ventilation should be established for 48 to 72 hours to make sure that dust from the installation settles. From there, routine care and maintenance are up to you!

If you have questions about floor maintenance, we would be happy to answer them for you. Feel free to contact us.

Contact Us

If you have questions about ceramic tile installation, contact a Floor Store location near you. Our associates would be happy to guide you through the tile installation process.