How many times have you decided you wanted to do something, but then just totally got hung up on the whole “where to start” issue? So many do not have the skill or knowledge to attempt these projects but don’t THINK they have the money to hire a professional. One of those easy jobs that a lot of folks can do is tiling the kitchen floor.
Even though you could worry about botching things (Yes, we ARE reading your mind…), tiling is not very tricky to do. The very best thing is that you should be able to save a lot of money. If you understand what to do and what not to do then it should be no problem. If you are prepared, you need to pick the tile you want. You may possibly be shocked at exactly how many choices are available for you. There are many different styles of tile, having different sizes, colors, textures, materials and finishes. There are companies that make tiles in odd sizes so that you’re going to need to buy more tiles from them.
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We are Burch Brothers Flooring in Garner North Carolina, and we see these problems pretty much every day. It’s so much easier just to call us to begin with to help you with some of these tile installations than it is for us to come in later. Too often, large amounts of headaches have already been created that we now will need to resolve before we can finish your project. Not that everyone can’t lay tile, most people very probably can. Having the right tools, a decent amount of knowledge, and some time on your hands are the big prerequisites. If you have that, then you have a good chance to be able to finish by yourself. But when you don’t, Burch Brothers Flooring is right here ready to help you in Garner NC.
Locating that ideal tile relies purely on your personal personal taste. But don’t forget, once it is done, it just isn’t something that is easy to change. It is advisable to make exact measurements to determine how the tiles will be laid and how to minimize waste. The dimensions of the tile might have more or less waste, for example, a 6×6 inch tile may be a much better fit than 4×4 tile. To ensure that you are not going to spend a ton of money, make sure that you figure out how to minimize tile waste. When you go around kitchen cabinets, just remember to diagram your floor to scale so you know exactly how many tiles you need. The space beneath the refrigerator also needs to be tiled to provide consistency. Not sure exactly what you need? Carpeting, tiles, hardwoods – Burch Brothers Flooring has all types of flooring in Garner NC – and certainly one that will work for YOUR home or business!
By doing some easy math, you can easily figure out how you can lay out your floor and know where to start. It’s essential to be precise from the very start or you’ll end up going crooked and having a bad looking floor. It is recommended that you draw two perpendicular lines that are parallel to the walls to avoid going crooked. You need a point in the center, so when you do the job both ways, the cut pieces against each outside wall will be the same measurement. It is advisable to have the walls using the same sized tile so it will look more even. Once you have the strategic planning identified, you can begin tiling.
The type of adhesive you need to use will depend on on a wooden sub floor, or concrete. If you’re laying tile over wood, a flexible adhesive is best. You’ll have a new floor once all the tiles have been positioned and grout has been applied and dried. Got questions? Contact us at Burch Brothers Flooring and we can steer you in the right direction.