How Hard Can It Be to Lay Tiles?

Tile Flooring Installation Tips

How hard is it to perform tile flooring installation is something we at Hardwood Flooring Govich are frequently asked, which is what prompted us to write this article.

Tile installation depending on the tile you are working with can be an easy DIY project for some homeowners. Some tiles are reasonably inexpensive, and when you are capable of performing the installation yourself, it is an affordable home remodeling project. People use tile on floors, walls, and even backsplashes. However, if you are interested in doing your own installation, there are a few things you need to bear in mind.

Installing tiles on a sturdy and completely level surface is a must. Should your floor not be sturdy, then any movement in your floor will end up cracking the tile once it is installed. If the area where you want to install the tile is not even, you should take the time to pull up the under layers and replace them too. By doing this before you lay the tiles will save you a lot of time and money further down the road.

Many of today’s older homes may seem sturdy, however, they are usually quite uneven. If there is a slight up or downhill slant on your floor, you can usually correct this when you lay the tiles. Simply apply a thicker layer of mortar, however, when the difference is more than one-quarter of an inch, then this method will not work, and you will need to even the floor before laying any tiles.

The first step is to apply an underlayment. Some people will apply directly on plywood, however, you will get better results if you use cement board. This strong board offers a rigid support system and stops the tiles from bending and cracking. Every manufacturer will have its own set of recommendations for installing the cement board, so make sure you adhere to them.

If you require a professional Eugene, OR based flooring installation service, then you need to call us today at (541) 654-3616.