What to Consider Before Installing a Tile Floor – Part 1

Tuscany Homes, a friendly custom home builder in Vancouver WA, understands that there are several things to consider before installing a tile floor.

installing a tile floorIn this three-part series, we are going to look at six things to think about before installing tile in your home.

Baseboards. Most flooring types require a small gap between the edge of the floor and wall. This small gap allows the floor to move.

If you leave your baseboards, you’ll need to cover the gap. You’ll likely cover that gap with a molding known as quarter round (called so because it’s shaped like a quarter of a circle).

If you remove your baseboards, you’ll still have a gap, but you can install new baseboards to hide it. This method is preferred by professionals. It’s preferred because it looks cleaner than adding quarter round.

How’s your foundation? If you’re having foundation problems, you probably don’t want to install a tile floor. A shifting foundation can cause tile to crack or break. Cracks and breaks are expensive to fix, and needless to say, they don’t look very good.

If you’re having foundation issues, consider more supple floors like laminate or vinyl. If your foundation is solid, then you have one less thing to worry about.

To read part two of this series, click here.

To read part three of this series, click here.

To contact Tuscany Homes, your friendly neighborhood custom home builder in Vancouver WA, click here.

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