First you will meet with Jason to talk about your needs, pick out your tile, and discuss project perameters. Then, our team will measure your rooms and calculate how much tile is needed for your project.
A majority of installations take place in areas where tile already exists, so removing your old flooring is the first step in the installation process. This can be easy if your original tile was well installed. The demo work and disposal of old tile is included in the project estimate.
The next step in the installation is ensuring the subfloor is clean and prepped for installation. Concrete subfloors generally only need cleaning and minor crack repairs. Freshly poured concrete subfloors will need the allotted curing time. Any other kind of subfloor will necessitate the installation of concrete backer board. It is important to note that this layer of backer board may raise the height of your flooring. Prepping your flooring may call for a lot of stripping, sanding, and dust. And power tools that are loud. This process will probably be noisy and messy, but in the long run, it will be worth the inconvenience as you enjoy your magnificent tile or stone floors.
As they place the tile, the installation crew will start spreading mortar and grout. The setup team will also need a place outside to trim or to cut your tile. This procedure can cause a small mess and typically requires using a wet saw, which is noisy. Once the grout goes down and your tiles are set in place, your installation is nearly finished!
It is important to remember that tile installations aren’t really done until a couple of days after your team leaves your home. New tile installments need time to cure and solidify. Floor tiles shouldn’t be walked on for at least two days after the tiles are laid. Bathroom or kitchen installs should stay completely moisture free for a few days so the grout can fully dry.
After the tile has been laid, the installers will clean the excess grout with a sponge. This ensures the grout lines are even and clean. Any remaining holes and cracks will be filled. The grout will then dry and be sealed for protection.
Once the project is finished and inspected, the team will throughly cleanse all work areas. Any remaining dust, moisture, grout, and tile pieces will be thoroughly cleaned. Your home will be ready for you to enjoy!