Tile flooring is one of the most popular choices among homeowners. While the trends in material, patterns, and designs have morphed over the decades, tile flooring continues to be both a stylish and durable option for flooring. If you are considering tile flooring for your home, consider the following tips and general guidelines before committing to your new tile flooring.
- Know what you want. Tile flooring comes in many varieties and with that comes a variety of applications. This can be both exciting and overwhelming when trying to decide on a material and design. With the variety that tile has to offer, make sure to first outline what you want out of your tile flooring. For example, do you need tile that will handle the wear and tear of children or pets? What kind of maintenance and cleaning will a certain tile material need? As your tile experts, we are more than happy to offer a professional opinion to make sure you get what you want. Most importantly, we’ll make sure that it is installed correctly.
- Know your basic terms and differences. With tiles being a common choice for both bathroom floors and walls, it is important to distinguish tiles made for floors or walls. “Wall tiles” cannot be used in flooring. Another term that you might come across while looking at tile is “bullnose.” It is a term that is used to describe the edge of a tile that is rounded. There are two main divisions: single and double bullnose. Single refers to a tile that is rounded on one side and double refers to a rounded edge on both sides of a tile. Regardless, if you come across any unfamiliar terms, we are more than happy to assist you in clarifying tile-related terminology.
- Grout comes in a variety of colors. Don’t forget that grout does not come in one style and color. As your tile experts, we are happy to assist you in selecting a grout that will complement and achieve tile flooring that is both stylish and durable.
- A flat surface is required before installing new tile flooring. Failure to ensure this before placing tile puts your flooring at greater risk for cracking and loosening with time. We are more than capable of doing this. With the use of self-levelling cement compounds, we are able to create a smooth, even surface. This is a job that should definitely be left to a professional as it can quite literally make or break the future of your tile flooring.
Let us here at The Grout ‘n Tile Tech resolve any tile flooring concerns that you may have. Our tile flooring services are comprehensive, priced fairly, and of the highest quality – you won’t regret it!