Jerri Nicholson Flooring November 07th, 2018 - 08:31:47
Looking tile looks like wood precisely porcelain tile, so stick around we'll show you how to do it, we're going to break the floor, installation into four major components: the site, prep and demo floor, prep, the installation, and the cleanup. So, let's get started on the site, prep, alright, so obviously the first thing we have to do is get all the furniture out of the way.
Sometimes you have to get a little creative on this and you stagger stuff somewhere on top of something. Fortunately, we have a little room back here in this room where we can put the couches or tables, and things like that we'll put a few things out in the garage. The first thing we want to do is remove all the carpet and padding easiest way to do. That is to cut it into four-foot strips to make it lighter to carry out if you're saving the carpet get this step.
So the next thing we want to take out is the tack strips and the nails this can be done with a simple hammer and pry bar or if you have a chipping hammer laying around from making java a lot quicker. Now that we have the floor clean, we can see what we're working with we've got to. First determine how level or plastic floor is, and the best way to do. That is to run a 8 foot level or a 10 foot metal straight edge across the floor and the general rule of thumb. Anything over 8 inch rise or fall in the floor.
It will need to address that thereby filling the load spot in or grinding the height spot down. The next thing we want to do is get the floor really clean a lot of times. You'Ll see this where there's glue there same there's paint on the concrete. If you took up old tile, you're going to have a lot of thin-set to clean up and you've got to get all that up a freeway any of the new tile down. Otherwise, to conclude that you use isn't going to stick to the concrete which is going to allow for hollow spots on your tile, and you don't want that with the new tile floor, there's a big step in cleaning.
You want to take your time on this. Do a thorough job once you get everything scraped or ground down, you want to run the shop max over the floor vacuum up all the dust and it never hurts to run a mop over it either to make sure we get all that dust up so that The glue will stick to the concrete. The next thing we want to look at is the crack. I'm not going to get too specific on this on how to address them and how to fix them because it's very region specific and project specific. So I don't want to get too detailed.