Tile is often one of the first choices for kitchens and bathrooms because of its style and durability. No other flooring option, or home product for that matter, offers the levels of versatility that tile offers homeowners. So, let's say you pick out a stylish wood look tile. What comes next? Let the experts at Post Road Carpet One Floor & Home help you learn about tile installation. Our installation teams will install any tile that we sell, and we'll work with you to help turn your design dream into a reality.
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As with other types of flooring, we recommend letting professional installers handle tile installation. We can, however, provide you with a brief overview so you can better-understand how to install tile. The first thing we'll do is prepare the subfloor. We'll remove any old flooring and make sure that the subfloor is perfectly flat and dry, and then we'll often add a special underlayment directly on top of the subfloor. After the underlayment is all set, we'll start to lay some of the tiles on top to determine how they will fit. Some tiles, especially those along the edges of the room, will need to be cut. Then, once the tiles are cut, we'll put the adhesive on the underlayment. The tiles will be installed on top of the adhesive, and there will be a permanent bond. After we let the adhesive dry, we'll move forward with grouting. We'll apply grout in between the tiles so that there are no seams in the surface. Once the grout dries, we'll use a grout sealer.
Tile can handle moisture and heat, and it also can be easily maintained and even replaced if necessary. As such, it is appropriate for a variety of home applications. It is especially popular in kitchens and bathrooms, but it can also be installed in basements, laundry rooms, and pretty much anywhere else. In fact, some tile options, including porcelain and stone tile, can be installed outdoors.
In addition, tile can be installed on floors, walls, and backsplashes, and it is suitable for custom showers and baths.