What to Consider Before Installing a Tile Floor – Part 2

Tuscany Homes, one of the top home builders in Clark County, continues its look at what to consider before installing a tile floor.

Installing tile floorIn the first part of this three-part series, we discussed baseboards and foundation problems. In this installment, the second entry, we’re going to look at your subflooring and when you plan to paint.

What type of subfloor do you have? It’s not a good idea to install tile over a wood floor. When wood gets wet, it swells. This swelling can cause tile, if it’s installed directly on top of it, to crack.

In other words, you’ll need to install a tile floor onto a waterproof subfloor. Usually, you’ll install cement board over a non-waterproof subfloor.

Installing a waterproof subfloor can be expensive especially if you plan to tile a large area.

When do you plan on painting? If you’re painting the room, do you do it after the new tile has been installed or before?

Afterwards, you’ll have to worry spilling paint on your new tile. Beforehand, you might nick your new paint job while installing your new floor.

To read part one of this series, click here.

To read part three of this series, click here.

To contact Tuscany Homes, one of the most professional home builders in Clark County, click here.

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