The installation of new tile flooring is a big job, which is why it can help to have a professional and experienced installer on your side. Getting fresh new tile is an exciting experience for any homeowner and watching the process go through its various stages can make the end result all the more rewarding.
- First, the old floor is removed. The time this process takes varies depending on the type of flooring that was installed previously. Carpet and pads will need to be torn up, while concrete or tile may need a more involved removal. Some types of floor may even have to be removed in stages.
- Your space will be measured for your selected tile. This helps your installer know exactly how many tiles will be needed for your specific flooring installation. They will also be able to identify any special cuts and use exact measurements to incorporate custom designs.
- Preparation for your new tile flooring can then begin. Many types of tile are laid down over specially-prepared surfaces. Your tile installer will use tools to ensure the surface is level and then lay the appropriate base, usually a mixture that will help adhere the tiles in place.
- The actual tiles will be laid. The tile flooring installer takes careful measurements and begins laying the tile according to a plan and a pattern. For special designs or edges and doorways, the installer may have to cut tiles to size.
- At this point, your tile is ready for grout. Your tile flooring installer will then apply your chosen grout to your newly-tiled floor. The grout will be carefully worked into the seams between tiles for an even appearance.
- The finishing touches will be applied. Once the tile has set and the grout has cured, your new tile floor can then be sealed and polished as necessary. This can add luster and protection for porous tile materials.
For a wide selection of tile flooring materials, colors, and textures, visit Standard Tile of New Jersey. We can help you find the perfect tile flooring for your home and then take care of the installation process so you don’t have to. Visit us online at or contact us at (888) 903-0998 for more information.