Ceramic Installation - What To Expect
Tile requires very particular sub-floor preparation. Frequently, a water-resistant backer-board is affixed to the subfloor, providing a secure, stable surface for tile installation.
As with all other forms of floor covering offered by Marra Flooring, we have well-trained, skilled and experienced installers for your project. You can rely on them to produce a beautiful finished job, and to be careful and respectful of your home and property in the process.
A pre-installation walk-through with your tile installer will help ensure that you are prepared for the big day. The matters of removal and disposal of old flooring, trim, sub-floor preparation, and door clearance can be addressed during the walk-through.
During Your Ceramic Installation
On installation day, you should plan to be home. Expect a lot of noise and the potential for some above average dust. With that, you should have a plan for keeping children and pets well clear of the work areas.
You should have the room completely clear of furniture, according to your discussion with the installer ahead of time. Plan to provide ventilation for the new floor area, post-installation, to help clear related odors and dust.
After Your Ceramic Installation
New ceramic tile projects need time to cure and solidify. Typically, floors should not be walked on for at least 48 hours after the tiles are laid; similarly, ceramic tile shower stalls and counters should remain completely moisture free for a couple days so the grout can completely dry.
If you have questions about floor maintenance, we would be happy to answer them for you. Feel free to contact us at Marra Flooring.