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Tile Installation in Elizabethtown, KY

When the big day is approaching, it helps to spend time preparing for your tile flooring installation to ensure your crew can work as efficiently as possible and that your results will be as exceptional as can be! We know how much it can throw off the routines of an active household to completely block off high-use areas. We’ve put together our best steps and practices so that you can be prepared for the unexpected and so that your rooms will be displaced for the minimal amount of time. Every installation is unique and different rooms have specific considerations so let's get started now…

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Before, During & After Tile Installation

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If your new design refresh involves painting, make sure all the painting has been completed before the new tile flooring installation begins. When you install new tile floors, your old floors must be removed entirely. Tile installation requires a completely level subfloor, so you will need to spend time leveling the subfloor to eliminate any and all imperfections. With any new installation, there’s a chance that the flooring height will rise, and you will need to adjust your doors beforehand so that they will fit once the new hardwood planks are down. Remove your baseboards and trim, and shave doors down now!

It goes without saying that you will need to properly clear the area where your new tile floors are going! Remove all furniture and items from the floors and closets, remove all framed pieces off the walls, and disconnect all appliances and electronics. This step may take an extra day in advance when it comes to relocating sizeable furniture like couches or exercise equipment. Your tile does not need extra time to acclimate in the room before installation. Consider designating a work zone for your flooring installers to keep their tools and saws, as well as cut tile as needed during the installation process.

It is extremely important to keep all children and pets completely and safely away from tools, the mortar base, grout, and the tile installation process. Block out your calendar for the installation days so that you can be responsive to your installation crew for any conflicts that arise or to answer questions about your household. Your installers are experts so this is the time to bring up any questions or requests you may have. Once all of the tile is laid and any grout work is complete, the curing process will need to follow for roughly the hour after. Your new tile floors will not be ready for foot traffic or furniture for at least 24 hours, and this waiting period will ensure their beauty and performance. 

Proudly serving Elizabethtown and the Central Kentucky area with top flooring, cabinetry, kitchen, bath and countertop solutions. Family owned and operated, Corvin's Floors + Cabinets invite you to visit our gorgeous showroom located at 6727 North Dixie Highway, between Elizabethtown and Radcliff.