Tile selection can be a daunting process. There are many varieties and styles depending on your intended use and desired design. In addition to their installation work, tile contractors can help with the selection process and help make it a little less overwhelming. As you narrow down your favorites, remember that a higher price does not necessarily correlate with a higher quality.
Where you install tile will affect its application. Walls or other areas that usually stay dry only require a special adhesive. Walls will require greenboard for high-moisture areas, blueboard for low-moisture areas, or cement board for smooth and solid application surfaces. Areas like the shower or tub should be reinforced with a waterproof backer board and a vapor barrier prior to tile installation for maximum water resistance. A lack of adhesion may be responsible for loose tiles, so it’s important to ensure correct preparation and installation.
Cracked tile is a fairly common problem during tile floor installation. To avoid this issue, the subfloor should be solid. If it isn’t, you may need to reinforce it before tile installation. For answers to all of your tile installation questions, call a local Best Pick company.