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…

BEST FLOOR TO KEEP YOUR HOME CLEAN AND HEALTHY?

This question reminds me of an article I read a few years ago. The article was about commercial hospital flooring. Flooring, janitorial and hospital industries were working together to decide what was the healthiest environment for their patients recovery rooms. In the past hard surface flooring such as sheet vinyl was the only thought since…

HARDWOOD FLOORING REPLACEMENT

I was fortunate to be called out to a home in Arroyo Grande, Ca. I use the word fortunate only because I was blessed to meet this wonderful couple. They have been in this home since 1966 (The year I was born). It was an insurance claim and the couple did not have this project…

HARDWOOD FLOOR REPLACEMENT

We were notified about this project by the insurance adjuster.  We came the next day to see the damage. This kind couple lives in the Cyprus Ridge Gated Golf Community and have an immaculate home that has been well taken care of in every nook and cranny. From the garden to home decor the attention…

WATERPROOF FLOORING ON STAIRS – STAIRNOSE OPTIONS

Laminate flooring is designed as a floating floor system. There are times we glue them down solid. Most often we would glue down a laminate floor on stairs, stair landings or at a step at top of a loft type area. We glue laminate flooring down at times for safety reasons. We want steps and stairs…

Which flooring should be installed first, or does it matter?

Tile can be messy and the traffic to complete the job is heavy as well. It is recommended to have all your tile and grout work done before carpet, vinyl flooring or hardwood installation. This is typically after any cabinet and painting work is completed. After tile is done we want to install sheet vinyl…

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…