Replacing old carpet on a floor with new tile is a great way to increase the value of your home. Tiling floors can take some time, so it is a good idea to break down the project into several stages.

Even before you begin to tile, it is important to determine if your substrate is suitable to receive a tile installation. All deficiencies must be corrected prior to beginning to install the tile.

It is critical to use the correct setting material and the correct trowel size for the tile that you have selected. When you are installing the tile on the floor, make sure that you check for proper mortar coverage by periodically lifting a couple of tiles and inspecting them for coverage. Mortar should cover the entire back of the tile without voids or trowel lines. Give yourself plenty of time for grouting – it’s often the most difficult and labor-intensive part of the installation.

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