PORCELAIN TILE VS. VINYL TILE

Tile is a term used in a few different ways in the flooring industry. For the most part when I hear tile I think of ceramic or porcelain tiles.   However you could also be referring to vinyl composition tiles (VCT). We also now have carpet tiles and Luxury Vinyl Tiles (LVT).  So now days…

What should I take into consideration before flooring over ceramic tile?

At times I look at the option of installing a new floor coverings over existing ceramic tile. New flooring must be installed over a suitable underlayment that is solid, stable, dry, clean and smooth. Things I take into consideration are: Is the existing tile bonded well to the subfloor? We can’t install over a old…

Do large tiles make a room look bigger or smaller?

                              I am often asked in the showroom if large tiles will make the room look smaller. This is often when looking for floor tile for a smaller room.  The old train of thought was that you put large tiles into large rooms…

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT CERAMIC FLOOR TILE REMOVAL.

    Removing ceramic tile needs to be done at times to make room for new flooring such as new tiles, hardwood flooring, laminate, carpet and/or vinyl floors.       Removing tile in any space is one of the most dusty things to be done on the project. No matter how well you mask…

CAN I INSTALL OVER MY OLD FLOORING?

     Often I am asked if we need to remove the old flooring before installation of the new floor we are going to install. We want to look at the job site to be sure before we make that call.      Many factors come into play before making the decision to remove the…