When planning a tile replacement, it’s important to plan for what you’re going to do with your baseboards and whether the tile you choose is suitable for pets and children. Handyman Connection of Knightdale explains the things to consider:
Does Your Home Have Foundation Problems?
Think twice before installing your tile, especially if you have foundation problems, because when your foundation shifts, so will your tile. This can lead to costly cracks and breaks. We recommend using softer and more flexible flooring material or dealing with your foundation problems first. Your new tiles will be safe from breaks or cracks stemming from problems with your foundation.
Will You Remove Your Baseboards?
You need to think about whether to remove your baseboards before installing the tile. If you keep your baseboards, cover a small gap between the floor and the wall with a quarter round. This convex molding can affect the aesthetics of your trim. Many professionals prefer this method because this ensures a clean aesthetic.
Do You Have Pets or Kids?
If you don’t have kids or pets, then any porcelain or ceramic tile will work well; otherwise, consider using color-body and through-body porcelain tile. These tile types are more scratch-resistant thanks to a color or glaze that runs throughout the tile’s body. If a pet or child scratches the tile, you won’t see any noticeable mark. They are also well-equipped to handle paw prints and footprints.
Handyman Connection of Knightdale can help you with your tile replacement project. We can help you with planning, floor surface removal and replacement, grout work, and polishing. Our experienced craftsmen have many years of experience and they have worked on all sorts of flooring projects. All of our work is guaranteed and we focus on complete customer satisfaction. Fill out our form to learn more about tile replacement. You can also request a free estimate.