PREPARING FOR INSTALLATION
Tile and stone installation can be very complex, requiring specialized tools and materials. For this reason, we recommend trusting professionals with the heavy lifting. However, there are still a few things you can and should do to prepare.
Make sure you know who’s removing your existing flooring. If you wish, the installer will do it. If not, you should make arrangements to have it removed. Decide in advance if you want to take on the responsibility of moving your furniture or if you want the installer to handle it. Either way, be sure to remove all fragile items from the room.
Measure door clearances before you have your tile installed. If the new floor is thicker than your existing floor, door bottoms may rub. Plan in advance to have someone shave or saw the correct amount off the bottom of each door so it does not drag. If you’re planning to paint, wallpaper, or do any other remodeling in the room, it’s best to do it before your tile is installed. Keep extra paint to touch up any post-installation nicks.
DURING & AFTER INSTALLATION
We'll first need to prep your subfloor and install concrete backers to ready your space for tile installation. Once your subfloor is ready, the next step is the actual installation of the tile. Our professional installers will carefully cut and trim each tile, spreading grout and mortar and laying each one into place. The process can produce noise and waste, so it's important to keep children and pets away from the work area. Once the job is done, your new tile floor will need time to cure and solidify, so you will need to wait at least 48 hours before walking on your new flooring.