Tile Flooring - FAQs

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Can you install floor tile over vinyl, linoleum, or wood flooring?
We never recommend installing tile over materials other than the proper underlayment. Our installers can help determine the proper removal of current flooring as well as the best sub surface for the project.

What does it cost to tile a floor?
Costs vary with every tile project and a number of factors come into play. How many square feet, type of underlayment, style and size of the tile, how much work is the customer doing, and more. The best way to get an idea of the cost of your new tile floor is to sit down with one of our team and go over the variables together. You’ll learn a lot and have a much better grasp of what sort of cost you are looking at.

Which floor tile is the best or most durable?
There are so many options for floor tile, we will help you decide on the best one for you, one you will love. Ceramic tile that is floor rated is perfect for your home and comes in many different shapes, sizes and styles. Travertine, marble and other natural stone floor tiles can offer a beautiful appearance but keep in mind that many natural stone tiles need to be sealed and may require different maintenance from other materials. Porcelain is perfect for exterior and commercial spaces because of its durability and strength.

Can you mix different tile materials for your floor, walls, and backsplash?
Sure! Let your imagination be your guide. That said, there are some general rules-of-thumb in design and our team can help you avoid mistakes you might regret.

I’m thinking of using subway tile. Which floor tile goes best with that?
Since subway tile is a time-tested choice and it matches well with almost any tile for the floor. Try mixing with a patterned tile or a bold color to offset a white subway tile. You could also go towards a modern farmhouse look and try a wood-look tile on the floor. You could even class up your subway tile by installing a marble floor. Get creative, explore your inner Tile-Meister, have fun!

How do I pick the size of floor tile?
Selecting the right tile size for your space can be fun provided you keep the end result in mind while planning. For instance, a large tile may be too big for a small space and vice versa. Larger tiles can also make a space feel bigger, creating an optical illusion that can work in your favor. You may also want to consider your other tiles in the space. It can be a fun design choice to play with contrast between wall and floor tile sizes. Installing your tile in a unique pattern is another way to add interest and personality. Remember, it is your space so your desires should rule the day.

Can you use floor tile on walls or in the shower?
As long as the wall is considered dry space any tile that is rated for floors can also be used on the wall. Before committing to the tile for a wall in a shower or bath check that the tile is rated for wet areas.

What do you clean floor tile with?
For everyday cleaning look for a tile cleaner that is non-acidic, i.e. neutral. However, if it has been a while since the last cleaning or if you have spots or stains you can investigate a deep cleaning product, often with a slightly acidic formula. Always read the label to make sure it is a good match for the tile you plan to clean.

How do you clean tile grout?
Most grout should be sealed when installed but even so, it needs regular cleaning. Ask your tile installer or stop by your local Home Depot, Lowes or tile store for advice. Mostly, the same suggestions for cleaning tile apply here.

Is there floor tile without grout?
We do not recommend installing floor tile without grout. Grout is there to serve as a buffer to help absorb shock and protect the tile so it doesn’t crack.

Do I need to seal floor tile and grout?
Stone and encaustic tiles and most grout should be sealed. Not all grout needs sealing, so check in a store to see what your options are. Porcelain and ceramic tiles do not need to be sealed.

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