Archive for March, 2020

Bathroom Remodel: Four Smart Flooring Strategies to Get You Started

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Are you ready to remodel your bathroom? If so, we would love to help you by bringing up four crucial points to consider before selecting your new, fabulous tile. Let’s take a look!

Safety First

Did you know tile has ratings based on grade, water absorption, and friction? In fact, beauty aside, the tile on your bathroom floors needs to be able to withstand water exposer and ensure you will not slip and fall. Therefore, you want to be sure that you choose the proper rating for your bathroom application. If you are uncertain about which grading to choose, one of our expert sales associates would love to assist you. Do not hesitate to ask!

Measure Correctly

Before measuring and calculating the number of tiles, you will need to know the measurements of the fixtures in the room. The size of the tub, toilet, and vanity all vary, so these decisions need to be made first. For example, if you have a floating vanity, the tile will be installed underneath, as opposed to a built-in vanity, where the tile will simply be installed alongside the outer edges of the fixture. Our consultants can help double check measurements before placing your final order.

Leveling

Is your floor level? If not, this is a good time to address the issue and correct it during the tile installation. A quick test is to place a marble in each corner of the bathroom. If a marble begins to roll in any direction, you will know where your problem areas are. Talk with our contractor about how you can solve leveling issues.

Design Ideas

Large tiles with large patterns will look great in most bathroom sizes. Larger floor areas offer more leeway to explore more intricate pattern ideas. Think about using two different styles of tile to create more visual interest, for example, a wood-look tile on the floor and a glossy subway tile in the shower. In a small bathroom, keep the accent tiles to a minimum to avoid a chaotic look. Definitely take time exploring our website and various design magazines to find the looks you like the most.

Visit one of our showrooms for personalized help. Our showroom consultants would love to help as you make decisions that will add value and increased enjoyment of your home!

Why You May Need to Hire a Contractor

Written by creatingyourspace on . Posted in Hints and Advice

Flooring is an excellent investment for personalizing your home to your specific needs. Plus, there are thousands of flooring options to choose from, each with their own set of benefits and styling features. That being said, there is not one flooring suited for every living situation. Many flooring projects will almost always need some sort of prep work prior to installation. Every situation is different, though, and certain dilemmas need to analyze thoroughly prior to beginning your project. Sometimes, the safest way to assess a job is by investing in a flooring contractor. More significant flooring projects can lead to challenges. However, not every situation demands a contractor to evaluate the project. Here are several instances where you may need to consider getting in touch with a contractor for your home or business:

Remodeling

If you are remodeling your home, you should consider the professional advice of a contractor. For instance, deleting walls can lead to uneven floor layouts. Plus, you can also uncover the issue of uneven floor heights from room to room. By getting in touch with a contractor before the project, you can analyze any potential problems which you may face.

Electrical Work

You should also consider professional advice or a contractor if your flooring involves any electrical work. This electrical work can be from remodeling or just having wires on your subfloor. Electrical work can even be a fire hazard if not properly installed. You can also run into electric questions when considering installing heated flooring. Therefore, some of these electrical concerns should best be evaluated by a contractor.

Leveling Subfloor

An uneven subfloor can also take different levels of expertise to evaluate. Not all self-levelers can work for the same application. It is essential to ensure whatever product is being installed over a self-level floor can bond with the adhesive poured on top. Several other issues can arise as well with self-leveling products; therefore, it is best left to the professionals.

There are many things to consider from transitions to noise, and even sloping, so you may find it best to leave it to the professionals. If you have any flooring questions for us at Century Tile, we would love to assist you with all and any questions you may have. Thanks for reading!