Don’t Make These Mistakes When Installing A Natural Stone Tile Floor

Natural stone floor tiles are very popular with home renovators.Natural stone tiles are a popular choice for many home renovators. Stone tiles come in a wide range of colors and textures, bringing a piece of nature to our homes and adding that special touch of quality and warmth. There are several common mistakes that renovators make when installing natural stone tile floors – if you can avoid these mistakes you’ll save yourself a lot of heartache.

What are these mistakes? Take a look:

  • The first mistake is not consulting a floor tile expert. This is particularly important if you intend doing the job yourself.
  • The second mistake is not planning adequately. A floor tile expert can help you plan your project to give it the best possible chance of success.
  • The third, and a critical, mistake is not preparing the surface properly before installing floor tiles.
  • The fourth and equally important mistake is under-buying to save money, or buying floor tiles a little at a time. Floor tiles come in batches, and each batch has a similarity between each tile. Come back in two months for more tiles and you may find the colors and textures are significantly different – enough to make a noticeable difference in your finished project. Buy all your tiles in one lot from the one seller to avoid mismatched lots. Slightly overbuying is better than under-buying – if you break a tile or need to make repairs at a later date, you have perfectly matched tiles to use.

Those four mistakes are critical to your project’s long term success. By discussing your project with one of our floor tile experts, you’ll be on the road to a successful floor tiling project. The experts at Éco Dépôt are highly trained and will help you plan your project, select the best natural stone floor tiles, and provide advice on how best to prepare your floor for new tiles.

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