Before Tile Installation
You will need to remove all furniture, furnishings, and items on the wall, from the rooms and closets that are receiving new tile or stone. Since tile floors require a completely level subfloor, the current flooring will need to be removed completely and disposed of. We can help you assess pre-installation considerations such as old flooring disposal, subfloor prep needed, as well as trims and moldings. Your new tile needs to acclimate to the temperature and humidity in your rooms, resting on the floor, for at least 48 hours prior to installation.
During Tile Installation
It's extremely important during tile installation to designate an area for your tile installers to keep installation tools, tile or stone, and grout ingredients. You will need to be home during your tile installation to answer questions and deal with any issues that arise. Since your tile installers will be using saws or cutters to resize tile pieces, as well as mixing grout, it’s important to keep pets and kids away from the rooms receiving new tile and the designated installer area. The shape of your room, unique dimensions of the space, and number of installers on hand will determine the length of tile installation.
After Tile Installation
After the tile installation is complete, now is the time to ask your installers any questions that you may have. Check to make sure that your doors have full range of motion with the new tile floors. You will need to wait for the grout to cure completely before walking on your tile floors in order to prevent damage or shifting. This will generally take between 2-3 days to be on the safe side, and at that point you can return your furniture in the room as well. We also recommend using felt pads on the underside and legs of heavy furniture to minimize impact.