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Tile installation
About Tile Flooring
Ceramic, Porcelan, Natural Stone or other tiles

Hard Surface

Hard Surface flooring is the most desired type of flooring by homeowners. It varies wide and far from Hardwood, LVP, Laminate, tile, Ect. but how do you know what to put in what rooms?

Tile

Tile is actually one of the few types that will work nicely for every room. I always recommend Tile for wet areas. While tile is not waterproof, it does not get damaged by a little bit of water or heavy moisture like others do. In addition, Tile can be made to be a waterproof flooring with special under-laments. That is also why it is typically used in extremely wet areas such as showers. Tile is also easy to maintain and clean.

Proper installation

With proper installation, A tile floor should never have to be replaced and should last a lifetime. We will be blogging more on this in the future. Contact us for more information, or to schedule a free estimate.

12×12 ceramic Tiles

Traditional Tile

Ceramic 12×12 tiles are the typically easiest and fastest tiles to lay for beginners.

Installing tile or stone as a DIY project is possible, but at MFC, we highly recommend hiring a professional to do the job.
That’s because tile and stone installations can be very complex and labor-intensive, requiring specialized tools and materials. Whether you decide to install the tile or stone yourself or hire a professional installer, make sure you understand the different steps of the installation so that you know what to expect during the process.

If you hire an installer through us, we will talk you through the entire process so you can prepare your home in advance. We send out a professional to measure the rooms, check if there is anything that could prevent the installation from going smoothly, and determine how many tiles will be required for the job.

The first step of the installation is removing the existing flooring. Depending on the state of your old floor, the length and messiness of this stage will vary. We’ll let you know before the process begins if removal and disposal of the old material is a separate fee or if it is included as part of the installation fee.

The next step is to ensure the subfloor is clean, flat, smooth, and ready for installation.

It is important to note that if the subfloor is not concrete then this will require the installation of concrete backer boards before the floor can be installed. If this is the case, the height of your floors may vary, requiring different transitions between rooms. This process will involve cleaning, fixing any cracks, and letting any new concrete cure.

Traditional Tile

Ceramic 12×12 tiles are the typically easiest and fastest tiles to lay for beginners.

Installing tile or stone as a DIY project is possible, but at MFC, we highly recommend hiring a professional to do the job.
That’s because tile and stone installations can be very complex and labor-intensive, requiring specialized tools and materials. Whether you decide to install the tile or stone yourself or hire a professional installer, make sure you understand the different steps of the installation so that you know what to expect during the process.

If you hire an installer through us, we will talk you through the entire process so you can prepare your home in advance. We send out a professional to measure the rooms, check if there is anything that could prevent the installation from going smoothly, and determine how many tiles will be required for the job.

The first step of the installation is removing the existing flooring. Depending on the state of your old floor, the length and messiness of this stage will vary. We’ll let you know before the process begins if removal and disposal of the old material is a separate fee or if it is included as part of the installation fee.

The next step is to ensure the subfloor is clean, flat, smooth, and ready for installation.

It is important to note that if the subfloor is not concrete then this will require the installation of concrete backer boards before the floor can be installed. If this is the case, the height of your floors may vary, requiring different transitions between rooms. This process will involve cleaning, fixing any cracks, and letting any new concrete cure.

Plank and Large Format

A more modern look

Large format and plank tiles are large, bold and give the room a sleek look. But this comes with it’s own challenges. Just like wood, Large format tiles have a tenancy of bowing cupping, and not staying on the floor properly.

It is very important to have a capable and experienced person laying this type of tile on any surface. This type of tile consists of tiles that are over 12 inches long or wide.

They come in a variety of styles colors and looks. They can be made to look like Hardwood, long planks, and some even have a soft linen top to them.

Backsplash and other wall tiles
A low cost way to change the look of your kitchen

Adding a back-splash to your kitchen is a low cost way of creating a more modern looking kitchen and giving it a whole new look.

While this is not really a functional thing for kitchens, it really does change the whole look of your kitchen.

Back-splashes are easy to maintain, are usually installed in a day and a half, and when they are done, they look great. This same application can be applied to any wall in your house.