Tile Installation - What To Expect
New tile will instantly elevate any room in your home. Since tile installation can be challenging for DIYers, though, it's best to trust the experts at Flowers Flooring with your professional installation. Read on to learn more about our tile installation process!
The installation process
A pre-installation walk-through with your tile installer will help ensure that you are prepared for the big day. The removal and disposal of old flooring and trim, sub-floor preparation, and door clearance can be addressed during this walk-through.
We will move all the furniture out of the rooms where your new tile or stone flooring will be installed, and back when we're done. Our specialists are prepared heavy items or items requiring special care. We'll also replace shoe molding, and we have the ability to add baseboard replacement onto your project as a specialty service. This can all be discussed with your estimate technician during the project planning phase.
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.
First, the installer will determine tile layout. Then, using chalk as a guide, your installer will spread mortar while carefully placing the tile. Spacers are used between tiles so that they are evenly placed. After the mortar sets, grout is applied—sometimes, the next day. Once the entire job is done, you will need to wait at least 48 hours before walking on your new tile to allow it to properly cure.
After the installation
Once your brand new tile is installed, it's up to you to keep it looking and performing its very best! To do this, you need only follow a couple of simple care and maintenance tips. Learn more!