Getting Ready for Your Tile & Stone Installation
Installing tile or stone as a DIY project is possible, but our flooring experts highly recommend our professional installers for the job.
That’s because tile and stone installations can be very complex and labor-intensive, requiring specialized tools and materials.
Before we install your tile, we'll talk you through the entire process so you can prepare your home in advance. We send out a professional to measure the rooms, check if there is anything that could prevent the installation from going smoothly, and determine how much tile will be required for the job.
During & After Tile Installation
An adult member of your household will need to be present when our tile installer arrives. This person will need to be able to show the installer to the job site.
For everyone’s safety and to make the installation easier, keep children and pets away from the work area until the job has been completed.
The first step of the installation is removing the existing flooring. Depending on the state of your old floor, the length and messiness of this stage will vary. We’ll let you know before the process begins if removal and disposal of the old material is a separate fee or included as part of the installation fee.
It is important to note that concrete backer boards will need to be placed before the floor can be installed if the subfloor is not concrete. If this is the case, the height of your floors may vary, requiring different transitions between rooms. This process will involve cleaning, fixing any cracks, and letting any new concrete cure.
The next stage is the installation of the tile or stone. Our installers will cut or trim the tiles and spread mortar and grout as they lay the tile.
New tile installations need time to cure and solidify, so although the installation team has left your home, it will still take at least 48 hours until the tiles can be walked upon.