Grout & Sealer After the tile is set and the adhesives have been given adequate time to cure, it is time to apply the grout. Grout is a malleable compound used to fill in the spaces between each tile. Choosing a grout color can be a very difficult process and may result in some
Pre-Construction Services Choosing an architect or other design professional such as an interior designer, can be one of the most important decisions with regard to the success of your project. The client must be able to rely on the design professional to capture the essence of the vision while simultaneously making sound construction related design
Tile Application To discuss in detail all aspects of proper tile installation is beyond the scope of this article, so we will highlight a few main problem areas to look out for. Firstly, be sure that your contractor is using the proper adhesive for the type of tile to be installed. In general, polymer
Layout & Design After the surface has been adequately prepared, it is now time for the contractor to determine the layout of the space. This is a very important step in the process as it ensures a finished product that is visually appealing. Many contractors skip this step and run into problems such as
Surface Preparation All too often the main issue with most tile installations is inadequate preparation and not how the installer put the tile down. As with most elements of construction, everything is predicated upon layers, and preparation is the first. In South Florida, most contractors are tasked with laying tile over a concrete subfloor.
Choosing the Right Material Possibly the most important decision to make is the type of material to be installed. Typically, tile flooring options are broken down into three main categories: Ceramic, Glass, and Natural Stone. Ceramics When choosing ceramic or porcelain tile, first check the PEI rating of the product prior to purchasing it.
AVOIDING COSTLY TILE MISTAKES PT. 1 - INTRODUCTION Tile (ceramic, porcelain, marble etc…) is a widely popular flooring choice in South Florida for its durability and aesthetic appeal. By utilizing modern technology and advanced production techniques, tile manufacturers have developed an almost limitless variety of textures, colors and shapes to suit almost any decor.