Installing New Tiles- Wall Tile Installer And Kitchen Back Splash Installer Oakville , Toronto & Mississauga
Everyone wishes to give a unique and sophisticated appearance to the house that one lives in. This factor alone drives people to look out for ways to decorate and stylize their homes. People nowadays want to add beauty to each corner of their house. This has led to an increasing number of people demanding the installation of tiles in their homes. There are a variety of tiles available in the market from which people can choose depending upon their taste and likings.
These tiles are available in multiple designs that are eye-catching and can definitely enhance the beauty of your house. There are Granite Tiles, Marble tiles, Ceramic Tiles, Stone tiles, etc which come in different colors, styles, patterns and shades. They can be chosen in accordance with the area to be covered, paint of the house, furniture and individual preferences. Their availability in wide variety makes them favorable among people. But the task of installing these tiles is not easy. It requires extreme diligence on part of the Installer to accurately place the tiles on the desired place without causing any damage.
Frequently Asked Questions
I am re-doing a kitchen backsplash. What are the steps to getting the wall ready for the new tile?
I had 4X4 slate tiles but now I want the 2X2 mosaic slate (it comes as 12X12). I have removed the tiles, spackled and sanded the area now I don't know if I need to apply primer on the walls. There was no backerboard placed but my walls are in good condition. The tile was on the wall for appx 2 months. We had a bad experience with someone who said they knew how to install tile but from the looks of my backsplash LIED!!! Crooked tiles, grout lines, angled cuts WAY OFF. Luckliy the tiles came off with minimal damage to the wall. Some areas the tiles were just back-buttered. NIGHTMARE!! I am at a stand still. Help
If the drywall is in good shape just use mastic (adhesive) and trowel it on with a small "V" shaped trowel. work in small areas of about 2 or 3 sheets at a time. I would apply a sealant to the tiles BEFORE you set them on the wall though. It will make grout clean up easier and all the nooks and crannies would not fill up with grout. If your grout lines are 1/8th of an inch or less use unsanded grout. If greater then 1/8th use sanded. once again do small areas and clean it as you go. any questions send me an e-mail
Kitchen new construction, I want to install slate subway tiles as a backsplash over painted drywall. ok or ?
Do i need to install backer board first or can i install directly over primed and flat painted drywall? The contractor left the electrical boxes and recepticals out 1/4 inch in preparation for the slate tiles. Do I use mortar or thin set?
Mortar and the thin set that you refer to for tiling are the same. The use of a backer board is not needed in this situation. It s a MUST in wet areas and some other tile projects and is not over rated. Seal the slate if its a real natural slate. Wipe off the backs too if it is, there may be a fine dust on the slate that need to be wiped off. If this it a slate look tile , nothing needs to be done. Mastic is the way to go in this application. Both thin set and mastic you have just so much time to work with. Field conditions apply to both as to when they ll skim over. You can use either , but if your a "rookie" mastic is easier. Any questions you can e mail me thru my avatar and check my qualifications there GL
kitchen backsplash tile suggestions please?
im starting with a clean slate....new construction so nothing to mention here except its white shaker cabinets(ikea), stainless appliances &sink and range hood, kashmir granite counters(you could google this for color but it seems to have a lot of light greys and some streaks of beige and a few odd specs of a brownish burgandy), and lastly a high gloss medium brown caramel tone laminate floor.
soooo suggest a backsplash tile PLEASE!!!
Go for natural cream to white tumbled travertine tiles in a subway pattern. The travertine will have subtle color variation in it that will blend with your granite. You can add a stripe of mini glass & stone mosaic for some interest. Go to a large tile store with a sample of your granite & a picture of your cabinets. In fact, whover is fabricating your granite countertops may be a good source for your backsplash as well, unless granite is all they do.
How to finish the top edge of a slate backsplash?
I have just finished putting up a new ceramic backsplash which doesn't go up to the top of the cabinets so I have to cap the top of it somehow. No idea how...in my kitchen it's similar and finished with grout. How do I get the line of grout so perfect and straight when the tiles are spaced and somewhat rounded edges...please help. Send links if possible.
buy sanded caulk looks like grout
the grout lines are as straight as the tile
rounded tile rounded grout ,looks fine
What type of renovations do you think I should make to an older outdated condominium?
Hi Guys! I'm purchasing an out dated condominium for an amazing price. It's such a good price, that I will have money left over to make renovation. What types of renovations do you think are important to buyers for when I sell in 5+ years? Here are some I thought of, but please add to the list or change my thoughts!
Switch out carpet to hardwood floors
Stainless steel or black appliances + over the stove microwave
Granite Counters and maybe travertine backsplash?
Slate tile in kitchen and slate matching bathroom?
White crown molding throughout the home with a different neutral color in each room (tan, light green, taupe)
Jacuzzi tub in bathroom
Security system in entry and windows
Thanks guys, I love Yahoo Anwers and you're the best!
First I would walk through any condo's for sale in your area.
Get a feel for the competition and the asking price. Go through several if you can. Now compare their asking price to your purchase price.
See what type of balance you have in reality to bring your home around and update it somewhat.
I very much disagree with the person stating that it's hard to get back more than .50 on a dollar invested. In fact if done right you can get 150% of your investment back, especially on kitchens and master bathrooms.
The person mentioning curb appeal was also right on the money with that. Paint all wood trim,windows,doors on the front of the house.
Steps,railings,mailbox,house numbers,front light fixtures,walkway to front door,new doorknob,etc. These are mainly cosmetic and lower cost items.
Next the foyer,then the kitchen,then the bathrooms (all of them).
Next the Master Bedroom, remaining bedrooms,Living/dining rooms.
Interior light fixtures, any fireplaces,door hardware, decks,patios,garage.
If you can also get a feel for the trend of the neigborhood you can adjust your ammenities to fit the trend. Is your neighborhood going from family type (2-3kids) atmosphere to Young professionals (biking,walking,pets,you may want an office area if so. Tune into how and if your neighborhood is changing.