What everyone should know about tile flooring

What do you know about tile flooring installation? If the answer is “not much,” you have nothing to worry about because we can fill you in on all the details. We can offer our services for this particular service, and we’re going to tell you more about the process right now.

A tile flooring installation you can count on

The first and most crucial step in your tile installation is choosing the perfect porcelain or ceramic tiles. Once you have a specific product in mind, we can get started measuring your space for the ideal number of tiles and the perfect fit. This step is the same, regardless of whether installing flooring in new construction or remodeling an existing space. Once we are on-site, here are the steps we will take to get your tiles installed as quickly and efficiently as possible.

  • Surface preparation – We’ll make sure the surface is clean and dry, but we’ll also make any necessary repairs. Removing trim and doorjambs will again happen during this step.

  • Layout – Starting in the center, we mark layout points for perfect square installation assurance. Larger rooms are managed by creating smaller sections for perfect measurements.

  • Adhesive application – Adhesives will be mixed, spread on the subfloor, and ridged to create a tile bedding area.

  • Tiles are cut, if necessary – Smooth, expert cuts will be made to any tiles that require it, taking time to ensure exact measurements.

  • Tile setting – Tiles are put into place, from the center out, working in set grids at a time. After setting, the tile should be left to sure for at least 24 hours. During this time, do not walk on the tile.

  • Grout work – Once the tile has set, grouting can begin. When the task is finished, be sure to wait 72 hours before putting the floor under heavy duress or foot traffic.

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    We’re herein Cookeville for all your tile needs

    Soco Tile is a tile store in Cookeville, TN, and we cater to all your flooring installation needs, from start to finish. When you choose tile for your floors, our installation team steps to ensure the best possible install, regardless of your project size. From new constructions to remodeling and renovation, we cover all your most pressing needs and seal it all with a guarantee that you’ll be satisfied with the results.

    We proudly serve the communities of Cookeville, TN, Baxter, TN, Algood, TN, Monterey, TN, Sparta, TN, Livingston, TN, and Crossville, TN, all from our Cookeville, TN showroom. When you’re ready to get started on your flooring project, be sure to visit us and speak with one of our associates about your specific requirements. We look forward to providing tile flooring that gives you years of enjoyment and service.