Preparing for your tile installation
To prepare, you must first empty the room of furniture and any valuables. You’ll then need to have your existing flooring removed. We can advise you on this step. Next, we’ll need to ensure your subfloor is clean, flat, smooth, and ready for your tile installation. If your subfloor is not concrete, we’ll need to install concrete backer boards before moving on to the actual tile installation. Tile requires very particular subfloor preparation, so it’s important you don’t overlook any of these steps.
During after your tile installation
The next stage is the actual installation of the tile. Owasso Tile Contractors will carefully cut and trim each tile, spreading grout and mortar and laying each one into place. Once the job is done, your new tile floor will need time to cure and solidify, so you will need to wait at least 48 hours before walking on your new flooring. The result will be worth it!
Tile is durable and beautiful, able to stand up to heavy traffic and moisture. However, it still requires proper care and routine maintenance to keep it in good condition over the years.
Daily tile care maintenance
Start by investing in doormats and encourage guests to remove shoes before walking across your flooring. You may also consider using furniture protectors and area rugs to further protect your tile from scratches and normal wear from heavy traffic. For regular care. be sure to vacuum and mop your tile. Use hard-surface cleaning products as needed, too, but first make sure that they are manufacturer-approved and will not dull your tile’s surface.
Dealing with tile spills
For common household spills and messes like water, wine, and pet accidents, immediately wipe away or mop clean. Tile and stone flooring surfaces can get very slippery when wet, so it’s important to keep your tile and stone flooring as dry as possible. Avoid products that contain acids, vinegars, chlorine, and ammonia, as these cleaning chemicals can actually damage or discolor the grout or surfaces of your tile and stone flooring.