• Tile Flooring - Mistakes to Avoid

  • Tile Flooring Myrtle BeachCeramic or tile flooring is becoming more and more popular as a flooring alternative and maybe you have decided to install ceramic floors in your new or existing home. If that is the case, you will want take into consideration that is a fair amount of intense work that comes with installing a tile floor. If you are planning to do the installation yourself, you will want to make sure you have plenty of time and some extra tile to practice with.

    Common Mistakes When Self Installing Tile Flooring

    You did not take the necessary time to lay out the tile prior to the actual installation. Planning ahead of time is a necessity to avoid having partial tiles at the end of the rows. These tiles will crack or chip with time.

    You will also want to double or even triple check the alignment. No matter how beautiful the tile design, if it is not properly aligned it will look unprofessional and sloppy.

    Failure to water protect your tile is a common mistake. In the case of kitchens and bathrooms, there is the potential for a lot of water exposure and you will need to use some type of waterproofing. For some tile flooring projects you can use a line of silicone that will protect the flooring from water. You will want to do this around tubs and showers when the tile flooring meets the wall. Ideally, you will want to apply waterproof mastic to the tile flooring where moisture is likely to occur.

    You will want to be sure and lay the tiles under any semi permanent fixtures as well as moveable furniture. A good example is under the cabinets in the bathroom and kitchen. This will ensure that if you need to replace these items in the future, you won’t have to also replace the tile flooring.

    Not making sure that the subfloor was level. This will cause the tile flooring to be uneven and could cause the tile to crack or split. You may need to reconstruct the subfloor before you start laying the tile flooring.

    There is a right and a wrong way to cut tile. You will need to know the right way and have the right equipment for cutting tile. Rarely does a tile floor go down exactly without the need to cut some of the tiles and you cold waste tiles that are not properly cut.

    Installing ceramic tile flooring in your home is a great investment, however, that investment can be wasted if tile is not properly installed. Your best solution is to use a professional and get the job done right the first time.

    Flooring Myrtle Beach provides a wide variety of tile flooring from which to choose and we have professional installers on hand to assist you.

    Stop by our showroom today to select the tile flooring that is perfect for your home.

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    Myrtle Beach, SC 29577