Tile is a very versatile product. The colors, shapes and styles are endless and it can be used for a wide variety of projects both indoors and out. Tile can transform an outdoor area into a calming oasis or it can transform an indoor area into a bold statement area that makes you the envy of your friends and family.
How Does the Process Start?
The tile installation process actually begins before you actually see the tile installer. There are some decisions you need to make when selecting tile for your project as not every tile is suited for every project. Consider where your project is going. Porcelain and natural stone tiles can be used inside and out, while ceramic and glass should only be used indoors. Tile size is also important. Bigger tiles can overwhelm a small room. Another thing to think about is not just the tile color but the grout color. A grout color closer to the tile color will blend and have a more subtle effect while a contrasting color will highlight the design and pattern of the tile. What is the end result you would like to see? Do you want the tile to blend into the background and let the room décor make the statement or do you want your tile project to be the centerpiece of the room? Once you know what you want to achieve, you can easily and confidently review your choices and decisions with your installer.
Professional Installation Services
Finding the right tile for your home is just part of the design process; making sure it is properly installed is just as important. A Certified Surface Care PROS Tile Installation Partner can provide professional installation services for the tile you have chosen for your project. As a customer, your time and property are important to you. That’s why highly-qualified technicians work efficiently and effectively to ensure your installation experience goes as smoothly as possible.
Professional installation services include:
- Remove existing materials from floors, walls, or other surfaces
- Cleaning and leveling the surface to be covered
- Arranging materials according to design plans
- Placing materials and securing with adhesives
- Filling joints with filler compound (grout) and removing excess compound
- Applying finishes, such as sealants