Tile Installation

Before Tile Installation

We highly recommend taking these key considerations before your new tile installation to ensure that the process is as smooth as possible for your household. Start by removing all furniture, electronics, and wall hangings from the rooms receiving new tile, and clear closets as well! Since tile requires a completely level subfloor and can’t be installed over existing flooring, the current floors will need to be removed entirely and disposed of. Once your subfloor is assessed and any imperfections are repaired, you are ready for installation day.

What to expect

When your tile installation day is here, an adult needs to be home during the process to answer any questions that may arise for the crew. Depending on the grout work needed for your tile installation layout, as well as the unique complexity of the installation pattern that you have planned, installation time can vary. For an average-sized room, your new tile installation can take between 2-3 days from start to finish.

Designate an area in the home for the workers to keep dangerous installation tools and cut tiles as needed. Keep children and pets away from the rooms receiving new tile floors, as well as the designated worker’s area. If the flooring height has changed when new tile is installed, the doors in the room will need to be removed and shaved down to ensure full range of motion.

Once your new tile is installed, your installation crew will specify how long you need to wait before walking into the room. Tile floors and grout work needs to set and cure completely before receiving any activity. When you are returning furniture and furnishings back into the room, always lift pieces or use proper rolling equipment, and use felt protectors under the legs of heavy pieces to reduce impact. Now is also the time to ask any tile flooring questions you may have, as well as learn any immediate care steps to take.