FLOOR REMOVAL, GRINDING CONCRETE. WHAT TO EXPECT.

Grinding Concrete is dusty business every time it is done. We use vacuum equipment when possible and cover doors openings and furniture, however you can expect the home to have some dust on all surfaces when completed. It is best to plan on a house cleaning after work is completed as part of the cost of the project. Tile and hardwood removal often disturb the subfloor in the same way and creates a large amount of dust. With that said, at times our clients tell us “it was much less dusty than expected”. So if you are having this work … Continue reading FLOOR REMOVAL, GRINDING CONCRETE. WHAT TO EXPECT.

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 floor unless it is solid and stable. I would look the tile over for signs of bond failure such as cracks in the tile or grout. If I find any cracks I will knock on areas listening for hollow or loose spots. If I find … Continue reading What should I take into consideration before flooring over ceramic tile?

Do large tiles make a room look bigger or smaller?

                      I am often asked in the showroom if large tiles will make the room look smaller. This is often when looking for floor tile for a smaller room. The old train of thought was that you put large tiles into large rooms and small tiles into small rooms. We even used to change size in the same installation and install 18″x18″ in the kitchen and living room and change to 12″x12″ for the bath and laundry even if they connected at the doorway.Now days we know large tiles vs small tiles will make a room look bigger rather … Continue reading Do large tiles make a room look bigger or smaller?

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT CERAMIC FLOOR TILE REMOVAL.

    Removing ceramic tile in your home needs to be done at times to make room for new flooring such as new tiles, hardwood flooring, laminate, carpet and/or vinyl floors.       Removing tile in the home is one of the most dusty things  to be done in the house. No matter how well you mask off areas, the dust seems to get through and rolls slowly into all areas and levels of the home. With that said it is still worth  the effort of masking off doorways to slow it down, covering furniture, drapes (or removing them), … Continue reading WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT CERAMIC FLOOR TILE REMOVAL.

CAN I INSTALL OVER MY OLD FLOORING?

     Often I am asked if we need to remove the old flooring before installation of the new floor we are going to install. We want to look at the job site to be sure before we make that … Continue reading CAN I INSTALL OVER MY OLD FLOORING?