Why choose tile installation for my home?
Tile installation provides a strong, sturdy, durable and a practical choice, and is a great material for so many applications in your home. With a smooth, hard surface, tile is easy to keep clean and makes sense in areas like bathrooms, kitchens and entryways where liquid and spills may be an issue. Tile is also ideal where allergens are a concern; as it does not attract pollen, dust mites, mold or mildew. Contact us to set up your personal consultation today.
Tile is made in a wide range of price points, colors, sizes and materials. Tile installation does not need to stop at the floor: walls, back-splashes and accents are great ways to bring custom (and practical!) touches to your home. At EJ Flooring, we can help you create the perfect look for your home using patterns ranging from simple lines to more elaborate options customized for each room.
How long will my tile installation last?
Proper tile installation tile can last a lifetime, with minimal maintenance and upkeep. We follow the TCNA (Tile Council of North America) guidelines, as well as ASTM standards for all tile installation. Let us assist you in picking out the proper tile, setting materials, grout and accessories for your individual project. We also offer consultation services if you have questions regarding a tile installation that is not performing properly.
What about tile installation for my shower?
In my opinion, nothing beats tile installation for bathrooms, especially a shower. For quality waterproof showers we recommend and use Schluter products. Schluter is unparalleled when it comes to innovation for the tile industry. Their waterproof showers are easy to install, guaranteed against leaking, and provide faster turnaround than paint on products. For standard size tubs and showers Schluter offers a shower kit that includes a shower pan, curb, waterproofing membrane and all necessary components to complete the tile installation. For irregular showers, or where a standard pan won’t work a more traditional mud bed (also called mortar bed) is an option (most professional tile setters prefer the mud bed option). To learn more about the Schluter Shower System, check out the video on the home page.
What should I look for in a tile installation?
As we like to say at EJ Flooring, “mistakes show up around the edges.” It’s important to find an installer who will plan out the room to look great from edge to edge, not just in the center. It’s also important to look for rows that remain straight from one end of the room to the other, and smooth transitions from one type of flooring to another. With so many tile and grouting options, it’s important to hire an experienced installer who can give you a finished product that you enjoy living with once it’s completed.
What about maintaining my tile installation?
Easily cleaned with just a damp mop or sponge, tile and stone flooring is ideal for high traffic areas. For really tough areas, we can also seal the tile installation with a topcoat to make it more resistant to spills and stains.
What else should I know about tile installation?
Because they are so smooth, many tile surfaces can be quite slick when wet. You may want to consider a tile specifically made for traction in especially slip-prone areas like bathrooms and stairs. Also, the hard surface may be wearing on your feet or back if you stand on it for a long period of time; this is easily remedied with strategically placed gel mats or area rugs in key places like the kitchen sink. And if chilly tiles are a concern, consider having a heat source installed under the tile to keep your toes toasty warm.