At Jack’s Tile and Carpet have in-house installers that have been working for solely for us for 10+ years. We guarantee that your ceramic tile installation will be above any expectation that you may have. Our installers are bonded and insured, drive company-issued vehicles, and wear company uniforms. Many local ceramic companies and larger ceramic retailers sub contract out their work to installation companies. On the contrary, at Jack’s, we employ both the sales and installation staff to ensure a flawless and worry-free process from start to finish.
Listed below are answers to some of the questions that you may have regarding your installation:
- If applicable, there is a charge to tear out the existing flooring and/or move furniture, appliances, and toilets.
- In some cases, tile can be installed over an existing vinyl or tile flooring to where the floor does not have to be torn out. Please keep in mind that floor and door height needs to be considered. A concrete board that is either a ¼ inch or a ½ inch is used as a subfloor to the tile and is secured using both adhesive and screws. In addition, most tile is another ¼ inch to ½ inch thick. Therefore, installing new tile can add up to an inch of thickness to your floor.
- Most always, threshold pieces will need to be used to transition your ceramic floor to adjacent floors such as hardwood, carpet, or vinyl.
- Unless it is a small area, installation will almost certainly take two days. Once the tile is set, the tile’s adhesive has to have time to dry, which generally takes 3 hours, before the area is grouted.
- Your installers will use a variety of tools and techniques that can make the work area hazardous. Please make sure that your children and pets are kept out of the work area on installation day.