How To Prepare Tiled Floor For Re-Tiling

Front Foyer Old Tile - View From Kitchen

How do you properly prepare an already tiled floor for new floor tiles? Well, personally I don't. However, last summer I had a tile company come and install the oversized 24 inch by 24 inch porcelain floor tiles in our front hallway and adjoining laundry room. Here is a picture or two of the starting point. The front hallway already had 23 year old original floor tile which came with the house. In the adjoining laundry room there was linoleum flooring. So, what steps were … [Read more...]

Preparing Laundry Room Floor For Tiles – Part 2

Plywood On Top of Exposed Closet Floor

In the previous article within this floor tiling project series, we say the initial preparation for the laundry room floor. Today we continue the floor preparation tasks. At this point in the floor preparation process, the 1/4 inch plywood is placed loose on the laundry room floor for two purposes. First , the area of the floor vent is marked off to identify where to cut the its opening. Remember, measure twice and cut once. Notice the two pairs of markings for the vent opening on the … [Read more...]

Floor Tiling Project Begins

Front Foyey Old Tile - View From Kitchen

Today we begin with the first article in a new home renovation series. This time we have a more traditional floor tile project in some senses from our previous SnapStone floor tile project yet just a little more modern floor tile project in some other senses. And, when I say 'we', I am referring to the use of a flooring retailer who provides installation services. I will not be performing this home renovation project myself. In this home renovation project, we are: removing the … [Read more...]

Bathroom Floor Tiling Project – SnapStone Floor Tile Packaging

SnapStone Tile Layed Out For Use

Now, I don't want you to think that ‘Gosh, there was a lot of tasks needed before Bennett even started to lay the non-traditional floor tile product from SnapStone." just because we have already written several articles in this series and we haven't yet started to lay the tile in earnest. Typically, you would not have to do nearly the amount of floor preparation we did. Remember we had carpet and under-padding in this bathroom, which is not the typical type of floor materials for this … [Read more...]

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